SERVICES

Airfreight

We have a strong, established airfreight offering and are one of the top IATA cargo agents in South Africa, allowing for strong buying power and access to capacity. As a partner of the AirCargoGroup, a global association of neutral airfreight wholesalers with a strong footprint, we can send your cargo to most airports globally to assist with all your EXW and DAP needs.

We have weekly import consols from global hubs with back-to-back options available from over 100 countries. Together with our network partners, we can accommodate all your airfreight requirements, including commercial and charter solutions. We have global agreements with some of the top carriers, accessed through all four of our airfreight branches around the country.

Our highly-qualified staff and top-class facilities allow for the screening of export cargo onsite with the ability to collect and deliver your shipments on request, as well as assist with additional documentation needs.

Tail of airline depicting airfreight service

Ocean Freight

We operate as a strictly neutral NVOCC. Our ocean product offering includes 103 import services and 24 direct, weekly export services.

SACO CFR offers global coverage and is supported by the WorldWide Alliance (WWA), of which SACO CFR is one of the founding members. The WWA consists of 17 members selected for their experience and neutral business models in their respective markets. The WWA has more than 2350 direct, weekly services.

Our team includes 4800 employees working in 169 offices in more than 72 countries.

Harbor/Port showing Ocean freight service

Road Freight

SACO CFR uses its global network and Southern African regional coverage to provide seamless transhipment services to cross-border destinations.

All transhipment cargo is controlled through our sister company, ZacPak in Durban, where it is destuffed and consolidated for on-carriage into the SADC and BLNE region.

Through strict adherence to process and supplier Service Level Agreements, we endeavour to minimise transshipment delay and border disruptions.

In addition to LCL transhipment services into Southern Africa, we utilise ZacPak Durban to facilitate a cross-docking solution for FCL transhipment cargo.

This allows for reduced container turn-in costs, demurrage avoidance, and the need for container deposits to be lodged.

Row of trucks showcasing road freight service

ZacPak Warehousing

Our ZacPak service offerings include:

  • Cargo receipt
  • Release management
  • Handling
  • Origination
  • Verification
  • Postponement warehousing within a Customs Licensed Depot environment
  • Transportation of both containers and cargo
Depot Capability Johannesburg Durban Port Elizabeth Cape Town
Lifting capabilities
35mt Combi lift
2 x 35mt Combi lift
35mt Combi lift
35mt Combi lift
Equipment on site
4 Forklifts
22 Forklifts
5 Forklifts
7 Forklifts
Depot spec
Food Grade
Food Grade
Food Grade
Food Grade
SAPS/SARS inspection
X
X
X
X
Port Health, Plant Inspector, NRCS
X
X
X
X
FCL container stuffing/de-stuffing
X
X
X
X
Cross docking
X
X
X
X
OS Bond/SOS Bond
SOS & OS
SOS & OS
Regional collections
X
X
X
X
Regional deliveries
X
X
X
X
IDM between all depots
X
X
X
X

The ZacPak Group strives to shift your world by committing to service excellence and continuous energetic engagement. We pride ourselves on our thriving customer relationships and world-class service offerings, distinctly setting us apart from our competitors.

ZacPak is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SACO CFR SA (Pty) Ltd.

Metro Minds

Metro Minds 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.

Our purpose is to build futures through quality and fun education with excellence as our promise. We achieve excellence by portraying our values daily and integrating them into achieving this for our clients.

We focus on the individuals’ growth and development and challenge them to make excellence a habit and part of their lives – Education today, Excellence tomorrow.

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