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Clearing & Forwarding

We specialise in the fishing industry but can assist with a variety of other commodities.

  • We arrange for collection of fish samples with the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) and liaise directly with them.
  • Book containers and breakbulk  cargo
  • Arrange loading and supervise stuffing of containers or breakbulk cargo
  • Arrange issuing of:  
      • Transport document(bills)        
      • Health certificates
      • Form A’s
      • Certificate of Origin with Chamber of Commerce
      • ITAC permit applications
      • All customs documentations and procedures
  • Air and sea freight clearance, submitted through the EDI system, a fast and efficient paperless system.
  • Arrangement of warehousing and cold storage
  • Customs removal In transit documentations for ship spares.
  • And various other services pertaining to the shipping industry.

    Ship's Agency

  • Berthing space
  • Immigration procedures for vessels entering port
  • Inwards and outwards clearances
  • Obtain permits to enter South African waters for fishing vessels and reefer vessels. ISPS clearance before entry in port or anchorage is granted.
  • Bunkering and lubricant supply
  • Supply of both marine gasoil and intermediate fuel oil
  • Dry-docking
  • The facilities available in Cape Town
  • Synchrolift maximum length of 65 meters, maximum weight 1600 tons, maximum breadth 12.60 meters
  • Robinson Dry Dock  ( situated at Victoria Basin )
  • Overall docking length of 161,2 m,
  • Length on bottom  152,4 m
  • Width at entrance top 20,7 m
  • Maximum width at bottom  17,2 m
  • Depth over entrance sill HWOST 7,9 m
  • Sturrock Dry Dock
  • Overall docking length of 360.00 m
  • Length on bottom 350.40 m
  • Maximum width at bottom 38.40 m
  • Depth of entrance sill HWOST 13.70 M
  • We work closely with all contractors for repairs.
  • Ships chandling
  • Liaison with surveyors
  • Off-port limits services
      • Crew changes, immigration formalities
      • Launch services, supplies and parcel deliveries
  • Meet and assist
      • Arrival and departure of owners, superintendents and crew
      • Arrange transport and passport control
      • Booking flights and accommodation
  • Arrange of medical services and hospitalisation
    • Note port restrictions:

    The port of Cape Town remains open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The depth at the entrance channel is -15.9m Chart datum, is -15.4m at the 180m wide entrance into Duncan Dock and -14m at the entrance to Ben Schoeman Dock. The depth in the Duncan Dock varies between -9.9m near the repair quay to -12.4m at the tanker basin. Ben Schoeman Dock varies from -9m to -13.9m. Dredging is currently (2010) underway in the Ben Schoeman Dock (container terminal) to provide deeper berths for new generation container shipping.

    Pilotage is compulsory for all vessels with the pilot being taken on board 1.6 miles and 155º off the main breakwater. Pilot transfer is by pilot boat, but there are plans to introduce a helicopter transfer service at Cape Town. Navigation is subject to VTS (Vessel Tracking System), and tug service is provided by four tugs. The harbour and Table Bay are subject to strong winds during the Cape winter (April to September) that can disrupt cargo and ship working in the port.