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Top 10 Shipping Companies in South Africa


In this post today you are going to learn about the top 10 shipping companies in South Africa and their locations in the country.

Shipping in South Africa is very common as people convey a lot of goods in large quantities making use of ships to transport them inside and outside the country, especially importing.

Goods like automobile spare parts, agricultural products, crude oil, minerals and raw materials are exported through the sea to countries like China, USA and the likes.

shipping companies in South Africa

1. Mediterranean Shipping Company

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. is the world’s second-largest shipping line in terms of container vessel capacity. They are located at 54 Dr Langalibalele Dube St, South Beach, Durban, 4001, South Africa and you can contact them on phone via +27 31 360 7911

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2. Safmarine

Safmarine is an international shipping business that offers container and break-bulk shipping services worldwide. It was formed in 1946 by South African industrialists and American ship owners and is now widely known as a north/south trade and African specialist. Their headquarters is located in Cape Town, South Africa.

3. NileDutch

Niledutch is one of the largest container shipping companies in the world. We focus on the links between (West) Africa and the rest of the world. Their address is at 22 Dorothy Nyembe St, Durban Central, Durban, 4001, South Africa. You can contact them via mobile: +27 31 306 4500

4. Trade Ocean

Trade Ocean is a multinational ships’ agency, customs clearing and freight forwarding company located in Southern Africa. Their address is at 18 Foregate Square, Heerengracht Street, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa and their phone number is +27 21 417 3050

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5. Pioneer Freight

Pioneer Freight is a privately owned South African freight forwarding & clearing agent established in 1992. Their address is 5, 18 Pomona Rd, O.R. Tambo, Kempton Park, 1619, South Africa. Their phone number is +27 11 392 5878

6. KWE, Kintetsu World Express South Africa

KWE South Africa was founded in 1996. It was the first local subsidiary established in South Africa by a Japanese forwarder. The company is engaged in air freight, sea freight and logistics businesses, and has nine bases and six warehouses in four major cities. Their address is 8 Jansen Ave, Jet Park, Boksburg, 1469, South Africa. You can contact them via +27 11 573 5700.

7. MACS Maritime Carrier

MACS Maritime Carrier was founded in 1970 by Felix Scheder-Bieschin Senior and is today involved in Shipping and Transport activities. They are located at 17th Floor, Norton Rose House, 8 Riebeek St, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa and their contact phone number is +27 21 405 3400.

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8. GAC Shipping

GAC is the leading shipping & logistics company which offers complete logistics, freight forwarding & marine services with a globally known, world-class fleet. Their address is 10th Floor, Mansion House, 12 Joe Slovo St, Durban Central, Durban, 4001, South Africa and their contact number is +27 31 305 2156.


SKY AIR FREIGHT PTY LTD UNIT 11 SABLE INDUSTRIAL PARK 12 POMONA ROAD POMONA, POMONA, JOHANNESBURG, 1620, South Africa. Their contact phone number is +27 11 390 3005.

10. Grindrod Ships Agency

Their address is Grindrod Mews, 106 Margaret Mncadi Ave, Durban Central, Durban, 4001, South Africa and their contact phone number is +27 31 302 1800

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