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Seafreight

We’re different.

We are a medium sized freight forwarder and with our100 years’ experience in seafreight, our sea freight specialists are there to guide you through the complexities of global transportation. We deliver a personalised service to our customers because we are big enough to matter and small enough to care. As the most common form of transportation in International Trade today, customers with well-planned supply chains will benefit from the availability and variety of services that Röhlig-Grindrod has to offer.

Whether FCL, LCL, break-bulk or groupage, all of the best options are considered before shipping your valued cargo. We ensure optimal container utilisation, negotiate direct carrier contracts and wherever possible, secure direct sailings. During the planning process we take into consideration the impact that extended transit times have on your supply chains, whether due to port congestion, industrial action, adverse weather conditions  and the like, and endeavour to provide you with the fastest possible solution, whilst still maintaining fair pricing.

We have international offices in all the main ports, giving you access to experts with an in-depth understanding of local market requirements. This facilitates the efficient delivery of your cargo by our preferred transporters and sub-contractors  who are ISO accredited, ensuring on-going reliability  through the various steps of the logistics chain.

Designed for you.

We see all of our customers as individuals. It’s not always a case of one size fits all, and as such we’ve looked to mould unique solutions that suit even the toughest of supply chains.

Core Carrier program

The Core Carrier program is managed pro-actively, allowing us to effectively leverage global volumes to compete locally with even the largest players in the industry.This means you don't have to take on contractual commitments (normally volume related) directly with the carriers in a volatile marketplace. We retain the most cost effective solutions for our customers.

Full Container Loads

(6 m,12m) High Cube or Open Top. Our Core Carrier program ensures that the we have pre-booked capacity on all our major lane segments with weekly sailings, which gives you the flexibility and availability to satisfy your customer demands, ensure stock availability and prevent stock outs.

Less than Container Loads (LCL)

Röhlig-Grindrod's LCL (Less than Container Load) ocean freight service provides you an alternative to FCL and airfreight: you don't need to wait for a full container to send your goods and you don't need to use airfreight service if the delivery of your goods can wait.

How often do you find yourself in a situation where you don’t have enough cargo to fill a container and at the same time cannot afford to wait for the product? Röhlig-Grindrod’s LCL service allows you to share space within a container with other customers’ goods, to deliver an economical  solution with the same frequency, routing and visibility expected of an FCL product.

The benefits include reduced inventory as a result of being able to receive and turn stock quicker. Avoids obsolescence because you don’t have to order excess stock to fill a container as well as improved security because your stock will still move as a FCL load.

Over and above the standard consolidation, this solution enables you to set up buyers and vendor consolidations  allowing you to optimise transit times and minimize costs.

Alternative Containerised Solutions

Have you ever been told by your Freight Forwarder that they cannot source the relevant equipment to move your cargo?
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Have you ever had to pay repositioning fees because the containers you needed were not available at the place you required them?
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Are you trying to grow into emerging markets where the balance of equipment entering and exiting that destination results in the unavailability of equipment?
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Are your facilities ever space constrained or are you ever affected by labour unrest resulting in containers not being unpacked timeously resulting in demurrage?
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Are you exploring different ways to save costs?

Then talk to us.