Shipping to and from South Africa

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Cape Town
Roggebaai Place, 8th Floor, 4 Jetty Street, Foreshore, Cape Town
+27 (21) 408 6000 (Reception Desk)

+27 21 408 6888 (Customer Service)
Maersk Go pin: 2222
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Front Counter Operating Hours: Monday-Friday: 08:00-16:30

Headquartered in Cape Town with offices in Port Elizabeth, Durban, East London and Johannesburg, Maersk South Africa (Pty) Ltd. has been connecting South African businesses to key markets around the world since 1992, via a comprehensive road and rail network that joins seamlessly with our global ocean fleet.

We have the expertise, global presence and local knowledge to get your cargo to its destination on time – wherever in the world that happens to be.



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Disclaimer : In the event that any export Goods are stopped by the South African Revenue Service (“SARS”) or any other authority after the Goods have been delivered into the control of the Carrier, or are deemed in law to have been delivered into the control of the Carrier, then the Carrier may at the cost and risk of the Merchant arrange for the movement of the Goods in accordance with the instructions of SARS or such other authority.
Once SARS or such other authority has granted release of the Goods for export, the Carrier may arrange for the Goods to be moved back into stacks for export at the sole risk and expense of the Merchant. The Carrier will under no circumstances be liable if the Goods miss the date of sailing as a result of the intervention by SARS or such other authority and the Goods will be exported on board the next available vessel subject of Clauses 8, 19 and 20 of the Carrier’s Bill of Lading Terms for Carriage. The Merchant indemnifies the Carrier, its employees, agents and/or sub-contractors as a result of their adhering to such instructions and in respect of consequent charges, Freight or expense incurred.
All landside charges, Freight or expense, including but not limit to detention and demurrage, incurred by the Carrier on behalf of the Merchant after landing of the Goods and before release of the Goods, or incurred after the Goods are deemed to be under the Carrier’s control for export, shall be for the Merchant’s account and shall be payable on demand. The Merchant indemnifies the Carrier, its employees, agents and/or sub-contractors in respect of such charges, Freight or expense and hereby agrees to be liable, therefore.

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