CWT-Aquarius Shipping International (Pty) Ltd

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About Us

Founded in 1997, CWT-Aquarius Shipping International (Pty) Limited is a specialist logistics company providing shipping, transportation, warehousing, customs clearance and forwarding services globally.  We serve the majority of the world's major soft and hard commodities companies with solutions to their logistics needs and demands.

We continuously work with a select group of commodity brokers and suppliers in an effort to revolutionize and increase our product offering to the market.  Over the years, CWT-Aquarius Shipping International (Pty) Limited has built a solid reputation in the logistics chain and commodity industries through continued accumulation of vast experience and development of an extensive regional network.

Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, they have office in Malawi (Lilongwe), Zimbabwe (Harare), Mozambique (Beira & Tete), South Africa (Johannesburg & Durban) and the United Kingdom (London).  The company's mission is to provide the best possible professional and cost effective services to all their customers, continually striving to achieve effective co-ordination and communications, with customers, service providers and within the group.

The company's primary objective has developed into a commitment to render an unparalleled service in all movements of cargo to and from sub Saharan Africa.  This commitment has seen CWT-Aquarius Shipping International (Pty) Limited grow from the initial staff compliment of 1 in 1997 to its present day of over 150 staff members based in 5 countries.  These offices are key to the success of their operation and play a vital role in ensuring that all cargo meets delivery deadlines.  With over 200 years of combined experience within the freight forwarding/transport/warehousing and commodity industries, we are well placed to service the needs of our customers.

CWT-Aquarius Shipping International (Pty) Limited has offices and warehouses in both Durban and Johannesburg. Situated in Alrode,12 kilometres from the inland port of City Deep, Johannesburg is a 32 000 square meter warehouse and in Tulisa Park, 3 kilometres from City Deep is a 8000 square meter warehouse which caters for both bonded (SOS and OS) and free storage.  In Durban, a 7 000sm warehouse within 10 km of the Port of Durban also services for both bonded and free storage requirements for all customers.  All of our premises are operational 24 hours per day, seven days per week and are strictly secured by a private security group.  Guards roam the perimeters of the premises day and night and all vehicles entering or departing the premises are closely monitored and checked.  Where needed, the warehouse and yard are fitted with the latest CCTV cameras monitored by experienced staff 24 hours per day.

CWT-Aquarius Shipping International (Pty) Limited outsource all of our transport requirements through a number of transport companies based within the SADC region, servicing CWT-Aquarius Shipping International (Pty) Limited from all our regional offices to all the nominated Ports.  All transporters are contractually committed to servicing CWT-Aquarius Shipping International (Pty) Limited with over 2000 dedicated trucks and trailers within the respective transporter fleets capable of running high volumes of the respective destination in good time with daily tracking (all fleets monitored via satellite systems).  All vehicles carry liability insurance and work on short transit periods form load point to delivery point.

CWT-Aquarius Shipping International (Pty) Limited carry their own combined liability insurance through their principals in Singapore - CWT Commodities PTE Ltd.  The current broker being Meijer's Assurantien BV, registered in Amsterdam, Holland and the Insurers are 100% AIG Europe Limited.  CWT-Aquarius Shipping International (Pty) Limited are registered clearing agents, importers and exporters to customers clear at all Ports within South Africa.  We are able to prepare and submit all types of Bills of Entry and compliance documentation which allows us to specialise in Bonded Clearances for imported cargo and deferred VAT and Duty payments.  Documents are submitted via EDI for quick peerless releases.  

In keeping with our goals and objectives the company has an extremely competent management team specially appointed to enhance our operations.  Each team member has a wealth of experience in their respective areas of responsibility.