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6 best shipping agents in south Africa


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[divider style=”solid” top=”20″ bottom=”20″][dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Shipping agents in south Africa play an important role by enhancing the entire logistics industry in the country. Here are some of the top shipping agents in south Africa.


Diamond Shipping Services 

Diamond Shipping Services is a shipping agent in South Africa, providing ships agency and logistics services across various ports. Established in 1997, the company has today diversified its services  to include allied activities related to shipping and logistics. Whether you are a ship owner, ship operator, exporter, importer, shipping line, freight forwarder or in any way connected to the shipping and freight industry, Diamond Shipping Services will cover you.

Alpha Shipping Agency (PTY) LTD

Alpha Shipping offers a full range of port and liner agency services and is a recognised licensed agent. The company is a member of the South African Association of Ship Operators and Agents.

Their services include the handling all types of vessel including containers, break bulk, bulk and liquid cargoes. Their experienced operations team is especially fully conversant with the loading and discharge of IMO Class 1 cargoes, heavy lifts, and project cargoes.Alpha Shipping can also provide intermodal transport, customs clearance, freight forwarding, LCL groupage, air freight and cargo insurance.

Mentor Shipping

Mentor Shipping was initially established in 1976 as a subsidiary of DEVONIA SHIPPING (PTY) LTD. In April 1993, the company became fully independent with the shareholding being purchased by Mr. Graham Jones, then Managing Director. In June 2014, his son Mr. Darryl Jones bought the company as Sole Director. The company ensures all essential supplies, crew transfers, customs documentation, and waste declarations are all arranged with the port authorities without delay. Simply put, Mentor Shipping is your shipping agent of choice.

Port Agency Services

Port Agency Services is a professional shipping company in South Africa operating in the port of Durban and Cape Town, South Africa. As a shipping agents in South Africa, Port Agency Services offers a full range of port agency, shipping and bunkering services and has tailored services to ensure that your experience is top level.

Trade Ocean

Trade Ocean is a multinational Customs Clearing, Freight Forwarding and Ships Agency company, located in Southern Africa. With offices in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and Walvis Bay, the group and its partners offer local and international clients with a range of maritime, customs and logistics services for a variety of cargo.

Rennies Ships Agency

Rennies Ships Agency is one of the oldest shipping agency having been established  in 1849 by its founder Thomson Rennie .John T. Rennie and his sons were instrumental in developing the fledgling shipping industry of South Africa in the early days and throughout the 1900’s, pioneering shipping cargoes and moving people into and out of South Africa as the economy blossomed.

Rennies Ships Agency is now wholly owned by The Bidvest Group Limited which is a company listed on the Johannesburg, Sydney and Luxembourg Stock Exchanges, providing secure financial support as well as backing from the largest freight group in Africa. The Group’s activities span a full range of related services including Terminal Operations, Stevedoring, Travel, Clearing & Forwarding, Surveying, Logistics and Road Haulage services.

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