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Air Freight

We offer a worldwide import and export door-to-door air freight service. From general cargo to hazardous shipments, from large to small consignments, we will find the best and most cost-effective solution for you, guaranteed.

Our range of customized airfreight products ranges from an express option for time-critical shipments to standard routing for the most economical option.

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Sea Freight

From full container loads (FCL) to part-container loads (LCL), we have you covered. ShipChain makes use of all the major shipping lines in the world and is able to offer a variety of options to you and your business for import as well as export.

From the selection of the appropriate vessel to the preparation of all shipping documents, plus the handling any customs clearance, we carefully coordinate and manage all required tasks to ensure a smooth, fast and cost-efficient sea freight option.

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Customs Clearance

Your customs clearance is handled quickly and efficiently by the experts at ShipChain. We understand how important timely & error-free customs clearance is to your business. Our dedicated staff invest the time and energy necessary to be well prepared for any and all requests or to deal with any special concerns our clients may have.

As a fully licensed clearing agent, we can assist you with your customs clearance needs as well as any tariff determinations, bonded warehouse entries, duty rebate applications plus the prevention and resolution of any customs stops and the preparation of your importer/exporter registration application.

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Road Transport

We’re committed to providing a consistently reliable road freight service in a timely and professional manner. ShipChain fully understands the challenges in local and cross border road logistics and is able to meet your needs and find a solution for your requirements.

We use our own fleet of vehicles as well as a network of carefully selected independent transporters across South Africa to ensure your cargo reaches its destination safely, on time and in the most cost-effective way.

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Warehousing

Our qualified team of professionals bring their experience and know-how with them on every job. But what really sets us apart from the rest of the industry is our attention to detail and receptiveness to the unique needs of each client.

We have several options within South Africa, as well as beyond our borders, for your warehousing and distribution needs.

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Project Management

Too heavy, too big? Not for ShipChain. We understand the importance of proper preparation for special transport. Anything heavy and oversized receives our special attention. No distance is too great and no load too heavy for us!

We will plan and fulfil your transport wishes for any project. Services include risk assessment, planning, project management, full and part ship/air charter, insurance and execution.

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Marine Insurance

You may be exposed to material risk while your cargo is in transit. Losses and damages can be costly as law or tariff restrictions limit the liability on most carriers. Together with our approved Financial Services Provider we are able to provide you cost-effective comprehensive cover for your cargo.

We handle all administration, premiums, certificates as well as any declarations and claims on your behalf, giving you full peace of mind while your cargo is in transit.

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SARS Applications

All clients that are new to importing or exporting need to undergo an application process with SARS, which involves registration as an importer, an exporter or both.

We will guide you through the process and make it as easy as possible for you. As soon as we receive all the required documents we will prepare an application pack for you, this undergoes a quality check before the application is handed to SARS. The lead time is approximately 5 - 10 days.

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Work with us Today!

"We have used Shipchain since we started our company 2 years ago. Their attention to detail, their integrity and their ability to always keep us up to date on the status of our export shipments are some of the reasons we love working with them. Great service every time!"
- C Russell (Head of Operations, Thoclor Labs)

"Thank you for your great service. You seem to be always one step ahead of me and know exactly what is happening on any of our imports at any given point in time. Yet again, thank you for your great and prompt service."
- T Lombard (GM)

"ShipChain really changed everything for us. Their communication and pro-active actions make us more competitive in the market and we can finally focus on the things that grow our business."
- R. Mathers (CEO)

Our clients rely on our great service and commitment