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Our Group

SACO CFR is proud to celebrate over 30 years of operating as a strictly neutral NVOCC (Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carrier). 

We are a founding member of the WorldWide Alliance, an association of the world’s leading neutral NVOCC. We are also a member of the AirCargoGroup, a global organisation of neutral Air Freight wholesalers.

SACO CFR passionately upholds our core company values of being engaged, energetic, and excellent – ensuring that we deliver exceptional services to our clients. Our vision is to continue to shift the worlds of our partners, staff, and communities for many years to come.

In accordance with the need to ensure sustained relevance, the SACO CFR Team of Companies acquired major shareholding investment in Metro Minds in 2022. Metro Minds is a professional, accredited training provider serving the international trade industry since 2006.

SACO CFR, awarded Top Employer for the last two years, and Metro Minds, earning many awards for people and education innovation, are a perfect match. Serving and owning our customers together is the centre of our existence. This acquisition emphasises two journeys meeting for mutual growth with a shared passion, aligned values, and similar objectives.

Our Expertise

We specialise in multimodal and warehousing solutions. Our multimodal services, which include ocean, air, and road solutions, operate under SACO CFR. We offer our warehousing solutions through ZacPak, which we established in 2010.

Our comprehensive offering and our history of consistent service excellence enable us to maintain operating efficiencies of a world-class standard.

Our Reach

In 2011, we expanded our African footprint by establishing our SACO Shipping Mauritius office that provides services throughout the Indian Ocean Islands.

We have offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, and Port Louis. Our efficient team of over 300 staff is at the core of our exceptional service delivery.

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Metro Minds, acquired by SACO CFR in 2022, is an accredited training provider in South Africa. It was established in 2006 and founded by Juliette Fourie. The business is accredited by various SETAs (Sector Education Training Authorities) and measured according to the South African Qualification Authority. Metro Minds offers a wide range of services in skills development and education. The offerings include anything from skills consultancy to developing short workshops up to qualification level with a national footprint.

ZacPak was conceptualised in 2010 in Cape Town with a packing station. Since then, it has successfully evolved into a full bouquet Container Freight Station with facilities in Durban, Johannesburg, and Port Elizabeth.

ZacPak recognises that quick, transparent, and reliable communication is imperative within the evolving freight movement industry. We, therefore, developed and deployed ZDos, the company’s state-of-the-art “de-grouping” Warehouse Management System. This system empowers both ZacPak and SACO CFR customers to track and trace shipments around the globe.

SACO Shipping (Mauritius) was launched in 2011 and is based in Port Louis. We provide both ocean and air import and export services to all neighbouring Indian Ocean Islands and beyond.

SACO Shipping (Mauritius) is strategically located half a kilometre outside the port area with direct access to the harbour, the customs headquarters, and the container freight station.

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