Africa and International Freight
South Africa - Durban
FATS (Forwarding African Transport Services) is a South African company specializing in logistics, shipping, road-freight, air and sea freight in sub-Saharan Africa and internationally. Contact me for free advice and estimates for all your customs clearing, warehousing and transport needs. My advice is free, even if you dont use our services.
What areas do you operate in?
Our presence is Durban, Johannesburg, Cape Town to International. Our network of partners and agents basically covers Africa and most of the globe. Our client base is principally South African but we have a USD account and international clients that operate either directly with us or via our agents globally.
How would you describe the current market?
The conditions in Africa have been getting better for international trade each year. Africa is expected to overtake Asia as the leading growth market within 5 years and those that are not getting involved now will likely regret it later. Our client base is typically growing while traditional trade partners are shrinking.
Do you offer any extra service to your clients?
In addition to Bonded clearing and warehousing, all modes of freight both import and export, we also offer our expertise in the sub-Saharan region of Africa which is worth as much as anything else. Traditional internationally owned freight forwarders dont understand Africa the way we do.
How large is your fleet or operation?
Forwarding African Transport Services has our own warehousing in Durban just a few kilometres from the port and customs facilities. We have our own 7000 square meter bonded yard, 900 square meter bonded warehouse and duty paid warehouse. Our 24 hour CCTV cameras, security, armed guards, scanners and computerized stock control with internet tracking, mean your stock is in safe hands.
Who are you targeting with your service?
We are targeting any businesses that trade with Africa or internationally by air, sea or road. We are also looking for businesses that are planning to access the African market that are looking for a logistics partner they can trust, with knowledge relevant to their needs.