Shipping to South Africa

Shipping to South Africa2018-11-13T13:21:25+00:00

Shipping to South Africa

Shipping to South Africa from the UK  Personal and Household Effects, RO RO, Commercial, Full Container Loads and Less than Container Loads

If you are shipping to South Africa we specialise in international commercial shipmentsvehicle transportationRO ROinternational removals and personal effects for shipments to South Africa and from South Africa.

We ship to and from all the major Ports and depots in South Africa including Cape Town, Durban, East London, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria with weekly services available. We offer a RO RO service for vehicles and mobile cargo to Ports Durban and Port Elizabeth.

We can offer a door to Port/depot service and also in some areas a door to door for shipments to and from South Africa.

If you only have a few belongings to ship then your goods would be shipped LCL, less than container load, which is a consolidated “groupage” service. Smaller shipments are consolidated into a shared container.

A full house move is likely to require a full container – either 20ft or 40ft. The container is delivered to your loading point and then once loaded and sealed taken to the Port for shipping to South Africa.

The rate you pay for a LCL shipment is based on the volume of the packed items. The minimum chargeable by sea is for 1 cbm with further volume charged pro rata. You can calculate the cbm of each packed box/piece by multiplying the length x width x height in cms which will then give you the cbm for that piece. For example a box 60 x 40 x 40 cms is 0.1 of a cbm. So if you had 10 boxes that size you would have 1 cbm. You can use any size of box. Heavy items such as books should be distributed over several boxes if possible.

We can arrange collection from your home or you can deliver the goods to our depot. We have over 15 receiving depots in the UK.

For shipping to South Africa from UK you pay to Port/depot only and then collect the shipment yourself or once customs clearance is obtained, our agent would arrange haulage and you would pay him in local currency, USD, for the haulage. Alternatively, you can pay all charges door to door, where we offer that service, in the UK in pounds sterling. However, it can be more cost effective to split the costs and pay in local currency due to the currency adjustment fluctuation. It is entirely up to you how much or how little you wish to prepay.

Please contact us on 0800 999 2100 or complete the contact form and we will be very happy to advise you regarding your shipment. Our rates are very competitive and we will put them in writing so that you know exactly what is included in the rate.

Please do call us on 0800 999 2100 or submit the contact form we look forward to your enquiry for your shipping to South Africa requirements.

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Personal Effects

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Ro/Ro & Vehicle Shipping

We offer roll on / roll off (RO/RO) for the shipment of wheeled and tracked vehicles and break bulk / conventional for out of gauge or large pieces of cargo. We also offer 20/40/40ft HC containers for shippers who prefer to containerise their vehicles or there isn’t a RO/RO service available.

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Import & Customs Clearance

We have extensive knowledge of import entry procedures and can advise and guide you through the clearance process. We can advise first time importers regarding EORI registration. Contact us for more information

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Commercial Shipping

We can offer rates for exports and imports to and from worldwide destinations. As independent freight forwarders we negotiate with shipping companies to obtain the very best rates and options for moving your full container load (FCL) and less than container load (LCL) shipments worldwide for both imports and exports.

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Worldwide Shipping

We ship worldwide full container loads, less than container loads, vehicles, plant and machinery in fact anything, anywhere, anytime.

Transatlantic Shipping is an independent freight forwarding company providing sea and air shipping worldwide.

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We can offer Full Marine Insurance with any of our shipments at very competitive rates.

Costs depend entirely on what you are sending, your chosen method of shipping and the destination.

Contact us for more information & rates.

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Get in Touch

We’d love to hear from you, whether you need rates, advice about shipping or the next available vessel we are here to support and advise you.

You can call us on 0800 999 2100 or click through to our contact page and either email us or fill out our contact form.

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I recently had four plastic storage boxes shipped from England to Saskatoon, Canada. They arrived in perfect condition 5 weeks to the day from when they were picked up at my former home in Pickering. All I had to do was go to Customs and have them cleared from bond here in Saskatoon. Glyn Windsor provided outstanding service in arranging pickup and shipment, advising me what could and could not be shipped overseas, and being all around helpful. Time taken for delivery to the city of my choice was as good as any other company offered, and none of them could deliver closer than 400 miles away, necessitating an extra delivery charge. All this was done at a cost better than any other company I contacted was able to offer. Absolutely superb.

Michael Thompson

Hi. They were absolutely wonderful, Glyn helped us through a very stressful time throughout our long removal process. All inquiries were answered promptly in a most friendly yet professional manner. We were extremely satisfied with all aspects of our move with Transatlantic Line (UK) Ltd and would recommend your company to others, in fact have done so already. Thanks again,


Glyn has helped me with all the process of the shipping my items to Libya. She is great, she managed to bring a truck to my place to pick up all of my items. I recommend you to have Transatlantic Line (UK) to ship your items.

Munir Elgajiji