Turners Shipping Services

Turners Shipping is committed to providing value-added freight management and logistics solutions. Our aim is to provide a world class service, offering global solutions with local expertise. Our personalised approach builds long-term customer, partner and employee relationships which, in turn, results in a satisfied and loyal Customer base.

Turners Shipping is a registered IATA agent. Through the hundreds of airfreight carriers and many daily flights, we are well positioned to deliver urgent cargo safely at the very best price. Our airfreight services are adjustable as per the Clients specific requirements. This allows for maximum flexibility as and when required. Oversize & Project We can attend to project type requirements where the cargo is abnormal in size and weight. Sea-Air Provide for the best possible balance between the speed of air transport and the economic benefits of ocean transport. The airfreight services include: Express:
  • Urgent delivery of time-critical shipments
  • Delivery within a confined transit time
  • Direct to customers for distribution
  • Perfect for less urgent shipments
  • Time-definite to anywhere in the world
  • Direct and consolidated consignments
  • Competitive rates
Charter & Part Charter:
  • Dedicated 24/7 services
  • Dedicated transport
  • Individual flexibility
Turners Shipping offers a full range of Sea services that allow for to door operation for all methods of sea containers and bulk transport.
  • Full Container Load (FCL)
  • Specialised & out-of-gauge Cargo
  • Refrigerated Container (Reefer)
  • Less Container Load (LCL)
  • Consolidated and Groupage Cargo
Turners Shipping, through the BDP can also manage & maximise cross trade routing on a Global basis. Overall Capabilities:
  • Worldwide door to door movements
  • Global Trading via edi-Enterprise / Smart
  • Multimodal Solutions (sea/air)
  • On-site cargo handling
  • Worldwide presence
  • Customised solutions
Road & Rail
Turners Shipping’s experienced team of professionals offers both road and rail solutions. Turners Shipping has created a specialised “Transport Desk” which handles all landside transport requirements. This provides for a dedicated service which allows for stricter control of real-time communications and updates. Dedicated Carriers Turners Shipping employs a selected panel of dedicated carriers who operate on our behalf. This team consists of over 1000 truck trailer units catering for the following requirements. Intermodal truckloads, vans, reefers, low beds combinations, semi-trailers, flatbeds. Planning The “Transport Desk” is positioned to select the best combination to suit our clients’ cargo requirements. This would cover the following areas:
  • Order consolidation
  • Cross-docking
  • Mode selection
  • Transport integration
Turners Shipping, in conjunction with our worldwide network partner, BDP International is able to provide for freight forwarding to and from any global location. Services include:
  • Airfreight Express / Charter
  • Seafreight LCL / FCL / Bulk
  • Rail / Roadfreight
  • Project Shipments
  • Warehouse / Distribution
Turners Shipping and BDP are well positioned to provide for the best possible freight options to suit the specific requirements of each and every shipment.
Customs Brokerage
Turners Shipping provides for a specialised customs entry division manned by highly qualified persons who only attend to customs matters. Turners Shipping also provides for an independent “stand alone” customs service which operates independently for freight forwarding and other services. Turners Shipping is a certified customs broker with South African Customs and operates with facilities at all the South African ports. The facility provides for the following services:
  • VAT Review / Refunds
  • Bonded shipment management
  • Export declarations
  • Consulate invoice and legislation advice
  • Certification of insurance
  • Company audits
  • Compliance Assessments
  • Customs Rulings
  • Country of Origin determinations
  • Rebate determinations
Excise Consultancy
Our Excise Division provides specialist services and credible guidance with in-depth knowledge of the relevant industries and legislation; through a supportive infrastructure, dedicated resources and innovative systems thereby promoting high levels of related tax compliance. A team of highly skilled, qualified professionals provide a dedicated service to clients including;
  • Consultancy and Advisory
  • Supply chain legislative compliance
  • Account Maintenance
  • Compliance Assessments
  • Compliance Audits
  • Training
Please click here to contact our National Excise Manager.
Project Freight

Turners Shipping has over 120 years’ experience in handling both Heavy Lift and Project Freight type shipments, in and out of South and Southern Africa.

Our Project Freight Division is managed by dedicated and experienced personnel, well versed with all out of gauge and abnormal cargo requirements and assure you of an accurate and reliable service.

Turners Shipping in association with our World-Wide Project Freight alliance partners is able to provide a consolidated network of expertise covering the globe by land, sea and in the air.

These services include:

  • Forwarding by land, sea and air
  • Air and sea chartering / part and full
  • Planning
  • Route survey
  • Standard and special packing
  • Transport Co-ordination
  • End to end management
  • Turnkey Project management
  • International cargo tracking
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Customized solutions for to door shipments
Warehousing & Distribution
Turners Shipping provides for both General and Bonded storage facilities. Through our own warehouses and with selected subcontractors, we are able to provide for the following services on a national basis.
  • General Cargo
  • Hazardous chemicals
  • Frozen Products
Management Systems All business transacted through the warehouse and distribution section is covered by detailed Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). All our clients can access their stock situation and stock movement reports via a secure internet connection. Please visit our Turners Warehouse website for more information.
Trade Finance
  Turners Shipping offers an innovative 'Start-to-Finish' finance facility which has been designed for the South African importer. This bespoke service combines the Trade Finance element with our strengths and vast experience in Freight Forwarding and Customs Clearing to deliver a comprehensive logistics supply chain package. Our 120 years experience in Customs Clearing and Freight Forwarding combined with secure financial backing puts us in the unique position of being able to offer an all-inclusive service for importers. We believe that there are enormous benefits for the importer which includes settling all accounts in South African Rands and a fully transparent process of billing which offers real-time updates. Please click here to go to the Turners Trade Finance website.
Training Academy
The Turners Training Academy (Pty) Ltd, a wholly owned company of Turners Shipping (Pty) Ltd, provides training and skills development for personnel within the Customs Clearing and Freight Forwarding industry. The goal is to give candidates a holistic understanding of the industry and their role in the logistics supply chain. The Academy and the training materials are registered with the Transport Education and Training Authority which provides external examiners to moderate the exam papers. To date over one hundred staff members from Turners Shipping and Turners Forwarding had attended the courses offered by the Academy. These include Customs Procedure, Communication Skills and Inco-Terms. This year Customer Relations, Customs Procedure (Module 2) and Operations Systems will be added to the curriculum. There are plans to extend the training to our customers’ employees as many businesses don’t have the resources to conduct extensive in-house training. As an approved SETA training provider, businesses will be able to get financial support from the Transport Education and Training Authority when their staff attend the Academy’s courses.
Marine Insurance

Turners Shipping, in partnership with JLT Marine (Pty) Ltd, understands that Marine Insurance is an essential ingredient in all Logistics requirements. In this regard, highly qualified persons are employed to ensure that our Clients receive the best possible advice, service, and rates.

Premiums are charged on a per shipment basis which allows for easy and accurate costings.

Please click here to contact our Marine Insurance Expert.
Added Value
  • Supply chain design and innovation
  • Excise & Customs Consultancy
  • Trade Finance
  • Technology Solutions
  • Inventory Optimisation / Management Solutions
  • Contract Logistics and distribution
  • Freight Management
  • Detailed Shipping Audit
  • Marine Insurance
  • Courier Services