The largest privately-owned Freight Management and Logistics Company in South Africa

Who we are

South Africa’s foremost privately-held Freight Management and Logistics entity, powered by a team of over 200 professionals. Our operational footprint covers South Africa, broadens to the entirety of Africa, and stretches worldwide, ensuring our clients benefit from holistic logistics and freight services.

Our customs clearing and freight forwarding services ensure freight moves effortlessly along the supply chain providing peace of mind in an ever-changing, challenging environment.

Our strategic global partnership with PSA BDP extends our portfolio of services and gives Turners Shipping access to global expertise, professional services, and personnel on five continents.

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We provide world-class freight management and logistics solutions. We aim to provide a comprehensive service, offering global solutions with local expertise. Our personalised approach builds long-term customer, partner, and employee relationships, resulting in a satisfied and loyal customer base.

Our logistics specialists seek efficient, value-added, and profitable business approaches in an increasingly complex marketplace.

Turners Shipping is committed to Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment, and we are a proud Level 2 Contributor.


Our Africa Network is a dedicated division specialising in cross-border road, rail, and sea freight on the African continent.

Turners Shipping is the South African freight forwarding partner for PSA BDP. The two organisations share a similar corporate culture and enjoy integrated operational processes.

Services Portfolio

Customs Brokerage or Clearing

We view ourselves as the leading Customs Clearing Company in South Africa. Our team of experts have in-depth knowledge of customs regulations and requirements.

International & Coastal Sea Freight

International partnerships and affiliations give us access to local expertise, landside operations and equipment worldwide.

International & Domestic Airfreight

Door-to-door, urgent and high-value cargo need special attention and our airfreight team provides customised air freight forwarding solutions on a global scale.

X-Border and Domestic Road & Rail

South Africa is the gateway into Southern Africa, and our Africa Network department is well-versed in cross-border operations.

Project Freight

Our experienced team have handled everything from military consignments to hydroelectric power units.

Warehousing & Distribution

We handle bonded and general cargo for exporters and importers ensuring products are delivered to their destination reliably, efficiently, and at the best rates.

Trade Finance

Many South African exporters and importers have benefitted from our unique Trade Finance facility which combines our freight management expertise with sound financial support.

Marine Insurance

Everyone in the logistics supply chain needs insurance, especially the cargo owner. While each of the entities in a supply chain may have insurance, chances are that the cargo does not.

Excise & Customs Consultancy

We employ experts in these fields, and they provide invaluable advice to ensure full compliance with regulations and legislation.

Training & Development

Our Training Academy offers training for our staff, interns and the industry in general supporting skills development in our sector.

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World-Class Freight Management

Seeking efficient, value-added, and profitable business approaches in an increasingly complex marketplace.





Africa Network

The Africa Department was established in response to increasing trade with the rapidly developing economies and markets throughout Africa. Turners Shipping’s specialised Africa Department is perfectly positioned to allow customers access to all African markets by air, sea, or overland freight.

This dedicated freight service offers a complete export package.

The range of facilities includes:

  • Export documentation
  • Warehouse consolidation
  • Full and part load road freight
  • Shipment status reports
  • Express and charter freight
  • LCL and FCL sea freight
  • Over-border shipments

Global Network

Operational excellence is the cornerstone of how PSA BDP and its partners conduct business. It is about having a solid understanding of internal operating standards and processes; understanding the logistics requirements of customers and supply chain partners, and implementing continuous improvement initiatives to ensure that the tools and processes deployed help us to confidently deliver quality Customer service.

As a result, our extended capabilities help companies to:

  • Reduce the costs of existing processes
  • Improve cycle times
  • Enter fast-growing markets
  • Analyse, design and manage logistics processes
  • Plan for rapid economic growth
  • Develop infrastructures that meet business demands

Our Credentials

Turners Shipping is proudly affiliated to / certified by the following Organisations:

Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment

Turners Shipping is committed to progressively increasing our contribution to the objectives of South Africa’s Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment programme. We place great emphasis on specific areas to maximise our objectives in this regard.

These include:

  • Enterprise Development
  • Socio-Economic Development
  • Skills Development
  • Preferential Procurement


Social Development

We provide financial assistance, cater to material needs, and develop skills in community projects, programmes, and initiatives which fall within our Company’s objectives.

Social Responsibility

Our Green Leaf Initiative allows us to express one of our core values, working towards a sustainable future.

Energy Consumption

We aim to reduce energy consumption, harvest rainwater, recycle and manage our waste, and evaluate new technologies as they become available.


The Green Leaf Initiative works towards the betterment of the environment; aims to benefit our immediate community and society while making economic sense.

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