South Africa to Germany

International shipping made easy

DSV’s dedicated Trade Lane Management teams are active in both Germany and South Africa, supporting your business into and out of both countries. We are one of the largest freight forwarding companies operating this route, offering an extensive range of air freight, sea freight and express services. As a customer, you can benefit from regular and frequent departures, a large selection of destinations and available loading space. We also offer control tower services and have developed dedicated solutions for key industries and sectors. We offer carefully defined products to meet your specific supply chain needs.

Air freight

   Air Economy   Air Classic  Air Priority 
 Departures  Regular  5 x per week  Daily
 Transit times  Up to 120 hours  Up to 72 hours  Up to 48 hours  
 Freight capacity availability   Reliable  Extensive  Secured
 Planning requirement  Medium-term  Short-term  Last-minute
 Status update / Track & Trace   Yes  Yes  Yes
 24/7 Emergency Hotline   -  -  Yes

Sea freight

   Air Economy  Sea Classic  Sea Priority 


 (volume forecast customer)

 1 x per week   As soon as possible
 Transit times  Cost-optimised  Rapid  Prioritised
 Freight capacity availability


 (volume forecast customer)

 Extensive  Secured
 Planning requirement  Medium-term   Short-term   Last-term
 Status update / Track & Trace   Yes Yes  Yes 
 24/7 Emergency Hotline  -  -  Yes

Services in Germany

Air freight services 

• Scheduled services
• First flight out services
• Full load airfreight unit
• Consolidations
• Domestic distribution
• Customs clearance and documentation

Sea Freight

• Full container load (FCL) services
• Less than container load (LCL) services
• Non-containerised load/special equipment
• Consolidation handling
• Warehousing
• Domestic distribution
• Customs clearance and documentation
• Combined air- and sea freight services
• Buyer’s Consol

Project Shipment

• Over-dimensioned and/or heavy cargo
• Specialised for renewable energy projects
• Crane and skidding operations
• Air and ship charter
• Cross trade
• Pack and ship

Value-added services

• One-stop shopping from pick up to delivery (door-to-door control)
• Single point of contact (Customer Service Team)
• Germany – South Africa specialist

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