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Turners Shipping acts on behalf of BDP International as their South African freight forwarding partner. The two organisations share a similar corporate culture as well as operational processes.

BDP is an international freight logistics company which was founded with the objective of being the best global logistics provider on the planet. From its headquarters in Philadelphia, USA, BDP has grown into a global company with operations in more than 1000 locations in over 130 countries.

Both Turners Shipping and BDP International have their origins in a family business and today, despite their size, pride themselves in staying true to their core values. Our approach to business is simple: We get to know our Customers by listening and learning about their needs. Then we deliver individually tailored solutions that can improve efficiency and minimize costs.

All of our Customers benefit from the partnership between Turners Shipping and BDP International as we are able to deploy the best logistics information tools in finding solutions and providing 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


Operational excellence is the cornerstone of how 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.


Responsible Care® Partner of the Year by the American Chemistry Council

One of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute

Silver Level Rating from EcoVadis

Green Supply Chain Partner by Inbound Logistics

The United States’ President’s E-Star Award for Excellence in Exporting

America’s Leading 3PLs by Global Trade Magazine

Top 50 U.S. 3PLs by Armstrong & Associates

Together for Sustainability (TfS) Global Audit

Family Business Award by SmartCEO