South Africa and United Kingdom

Air and sea freight services between South Africa and UK

DSV’s dedicated Trade Lane Management teams are active in both the United Kingdom and South Africa, supporting your business into and out of both countries. We are one of the largest freight forwarders operating this route, offering an extensive range of air freight, sea freight and courier services.

Our focus is on providing complete supply chain management tailored to the particular needs of you and your customers. We create bespoke freight solutions utilising the best carriers to ensure the most reliable and cost-effective routing. While DSV is a global player with a presence in more than 80 countries, we still offer local expertise and specialised knowledge in both the UK and South Africa.

We make sure that your supply chain is managed through a range of value-added services, including our comprehensive and innovative IT systems that off er complete transparency of your goods. 

UK-ZA Air Freight UK-ZA Sea Freight 
 Departures three times a week  Weekly direct sailings
 Transit times around 72 hours
 Scheduled sailings on Fridays
 Stable rates and trusted carriers
 Deliveries cut-off on Tuesdays
 Extensive freight capacity  Collection on DSV vehicles
 Short-term planning requirement  Warehousing
 Experienced ZA-UK Gateway team   Transit times from London Gateway:    
Cape Town: 21 days transit
Coega (PLZ): 28 days transit
Durban: 29 days transit

Air Freight Service 

• Scheduled services and daily flights
• First flight out services
• Full load airfreight
• Consolidations
• Hazardous goods
• Domestic distribution
• Pack and Ship
• Sea-Air services
• Customs clearance and documentation

Sea Freight Service 

• Full container load (FCL)
• Less than container load (LCL)
• Non-containerised load/special equipment
• Consolidation handling
• Customs clearance and documentation
• Buyer’s consol
• Break bulk and oversized cargo

Project Shipments

• Complete logistics project management
• Over-dimensioned and/or heavy cargo
• Move single items of 700 tonnes plus
• Planning and execution of abnormal loads
• Project Operating Control Manuals (FCCM)
• Renewable energy
• Crane and skidding operations
• Cross trade

 Value-added Services

• UK-ZA specialist
• Door-to-door services
• Purchase Order Management
• Advanced IT and tracking platform, myDSV
• Strong market position
• Customs clearance and consultancy
• Bonded warehousing
• Industry specific solutions
• Comprehensive cargo insurance


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