Cargo Compass SA is a market leader in the South African clearing and forwarding industry. The company controls all operating aspects within the logistics industry namely Air Freight, Sea Freight, Importing into South Africa, Exporting from South Africa, Customs Brokerage, Transport, Warehousing, Storage and Distribution.
Cargo Compass SA has well established relationships and strong buying power with all the reputable airlines servicing South Africa.
As consolidation experts, we are able to evaluate and conform to our client’s individual needs when selecting the appropriate airlines to handle their logistics, taking various factors into account; namely cost, transit time and the reliability of service to ensure that the correct supply chain management solutions are offered.
Air Freight is the most costly means of transport, therefore our experienced logistics staff are trained to handle the complexities of international freight forwarding and are committed to ensuring that your cargo departs on the most cost effective, secure and efficient route possible.
Collections and deliveries within South Africa are carried out by our own vehicles, therefore cutting out any reliance and service delivery issues associated with 3rd parties.
All cargo is closely monitored by our experienced logistics staff and regular status updates ensure import and export companies are well informed of the status of their cargo at all times.
With accumulative volumes totalling several thousand containers per annum, Cargo Compass SA are placed within the top 10 largest & privatly owned freight forwarding companies in South Africa.
Cargo Compass SA has long standing relationships with all the major shipping lines and annually the directors travel abroad to meet with the shipping lines executive management teams to negotiate freight rates.
Volume is power and as power players in the South African market we are extremely competitive in offering high frequency sailings per port pair, schedule flexibility, shorter transit times, extremely competitive rates and guaranteed equipment availability.
For more complex projects we assign a dedicated team of experts with the experience and resources to match any requirement.
As freight consolidation experts, Cargo Compass SA run weekly groupage containers offering port to port connections from all corners of the globe.
LCL shipments provide our clients with a reliable alternative at a lower supply chain management cost if you are unable to pack a full container.
Cargo Compass SA are SARS accredited clearing agents and we are fully customs licensed at all ports of entry, allowing us to handle imports and exports covering all modes of transport.
We perform comprehensive document checks and custom clear all of our shipments making use of the SARS EDI system that ensures the cargo is custom cleared prior to the arrival of a shipment in South Africa, this system is highly efficient and most queries raised by SARS can be resolved within the free time period offered by the carriers.
We offer further services including tariff determinations, customs refunds, permit applications and tariff consulting.
Cargo Compass SA thoroughly monitor all shipments pending arrival and regular status update reports are sent detailing the latest ETA’s on all outstanding orders.
We offer a complete door to door service including warehousing, storage and distribution. Our Warehouses are located within close proximity to all major ports and airports with facilities available to swiftly stack, re-position, offload and distribute.
Cargo Compass SA has offices in South Africa and in strategic locations around the world. International freight forwarding services are provided via a carefully chosen network of strong, service orientated clearing and forwarding agents from around the world who share the same values and ambitions as Cargo Compass SA. Our strategic approach of only dealing with independently owned agents sets us apart and gives Cargo Compass SA the edge over our competition.
Our international freight forwarding division is associated with many of the largest international networks and the accumulative volume controlled ensures that Cargo Compass SA are well placed to negotiate extremely competitive freight rates.
Close monitoring of indents and sending regular status updates throughout the logistics process assists clients having to chase orders with suppliers which removes a lot of the hassle, saving time and streamlining internal processes.
All of our overseas offices and partners have their own warehouses enabling us to arrange consolidations of various orders into full containers. This service offered to our clients reduces freight costs and the possibility of damages during transit and handling.
Cargo Compass SA’s exports are handled by a team of knowledgeable and experienced logistics individuals in the procedures and requirements of container, break-bulk and perishables exports using road freight, sea freight and air freight. Details regarding loading permits, bank finance forms and the return of Negotiable Bills of Lading from the Vessels’ agents are closely monitored in order to avoid unnecessary delays. Our exports department is fully equipped to offer a true door to door service from South Africa through to every corner of the globe.
Cargo Compass SA owns and operates various free and bonded warehouses across our 5 branches. All of our facilities; Durban 13,500m2, Johannesburg 9,500m2, Port Elizabeth 3,000m2 and Cape Town 1,500m2 have the infrastructure in place to pack/unpack full containers as well as warehousing and distribution using our own fleet of vehicles.
Cargo Compass SA offers its clients in depth market knowledge along with the backing of South Africa's leading insurance underwriters and Lloyds of London. We have access to world class solutions that are thorough, practical and reliable at a price that will suit your pocket. We offer a wide range of comprehensive marine insurance products namely; Liabilities, Goods in Transit and Cargo Insurance.
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