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Freight Solutions

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your logistics needs with our
wide range of freight solutions.

TRADENAV

Seamlessly manage multimodal freight shipments

Santova is always looking to challenge the status quo. Constant innovation and technological development keep us ahead of the game and ensure that our customers have real-time access to quality data needed to proactively manage their supply chains.

TradeNav is Santova’s in-house cloud-based system and is the latest supply chain management tool. It assists in unlocking supply chain data, enabling visibility, transparency and accurate real-time tracking functionality. TradeNav is accessible via the Santova App, which offers live shipment tracking and progress alerts, electronic document distribution and live chat support.

Tradenav app on iPhone
Ocean freight container ship on water

OCEAN FREIGHT

Offering frequent, reliable services at competitive rates

The Santova Logistics team of ocean freight specialists are able to assist clients with a comprehensive range of sea freight transport solutions. Through our strategic partnerships and alliances with leading shipping lines, Santova is able to provide frequent, reliable services at competitive rates.

We recognise that every company’s freight requirements are unique and for this reason we offer a flexible client-centric approach to ensure that all transport requirements are met.

Our ocean freight services include:

Full Container Loads

An FCL shipment contains a shipment in a single container for one consignee. Benefits of an FCL shipment include:

  • Flat rate charges
  • Reduced chance of damage and loss
  • Possibility for a quicker transit time
  • Delivery and receipt of the shipment is more convenient for both consignor and consignee
  • Reduction in the unloading/loading time could result in reduced lead times

Less than Container Load (LCL)

An LCL shipments refers any cargo which is less that a full container load. As different cargo is grouped into one container, LCL shipments are recommended for clients with smaller volume of imports or exports. Benefits of an LCL shipment include:

  • Clients are only charged on the weight and volume of space required, resulting in lower cost than an FCL shipment
  • Santova arranges weekly shipments to/from multiple destinations which provides the ability to create a regular shipping schedule

Groupages and Consolidations

Santova has a dedicated Groupage department which allows cargo from multiple suppliers intended for multiple consignees to be grouped at origin, and then ‘de-grouped’ to be cleared and delivered at destination. This ensures cost-savings and convenience for clients.

Consolidations refers to shipments where one consignee imports cargo from multiple suppliers in a similar location, intended for the same destination. Santova is able to combine cargo into one full container load at origin, which results in significantly reduced shipping costs due to increased volume.

Cross Trade Services

Through communication with our global offices and strategic logistics partners, we work to facilitate cross trade freight services. This enables a shipment to move between two countries without having to come into South Africa. The result is lower freight costs, elimination of extra handling costs and optimised logistics process and therefore quicker transit times.

Specialised Services

Contact us to discuss our specialist services, which include:

  • Warehousing and storage
  • Export Packing and Loading
  • Dangerous Goods (DG) handling
  • Breakbulk and project cargo
  • Roll-on roll-off (RORO) cargo
  • Specialised containers, including dry storage, reefer/refrigeration, flat rack and open top containers

Customs Clearance

We ensure that all shipments are transported in compliance with local and international regulations to ensure the seamless and timeous delivery of cargo.

We are also able to assist with customs consulting, tariff heading library and custom refunds and drawbacks. Read more about our Custom Brokerage.

AIR FREIGHT

Time-sensitive deliveries for high-value cargo

At Santova Logistics our team of airfreight specialists provide clients with cost competitive, secure and efficient airfreight services. Through our strategic partnerships with multiple airlines we are able to offer frequent flights, year-round capacity guarantees and comprehensive services at competitive rates.

Due to the nature of airfreight transport, we focus on providing time-sensitive deliveries for high-value cargo and smaller parcels, such as spare parts and samples. This allows our clients to plan their supply chain business activities accordingly and implement various cost-saving strategies, such as just in time (JIT) inventory.

Air Freight plane in sky

Our air freight services include:

Full Container Loads

An FCL shipment contains a shipment in a single container for one consignee. Benefits of an FCL shipment include:

  • Flat rate charges
  • Reduced chance of damage and loss
  • Possibility for a quicker transit time
  • Delivery and receipt of the shipment is more convenient for both consignor and consignee
  • Reduction in the unloading/loading time could result in reduced lead times

Less than Container Load (LCL) and Consolidation

An LCL shipments refers any cargo which is less that a full container load and is a cost-effective method of grouping cargo in order to ensure our clients only pay for the space required. Santova arranges weekly shipments to/from multiple destinations which provides the ability to create a regular shipping schedule.

On Board Courier (OBC)

Our On Board Courier (OBC) services are able to hand-deliver sensitive documents, important parcels or logistic emergencies from point-of-origin to final destination.

Santova assists in calculating the quickest transportation route for your unique delivery, organises customs clearance and insurance, and personally delivers it directly to the receiving party.

Aircraft Charter Services

Aircraft Charter Services allows our clients the exclusive use of a plane. This service is generally used for large quantities of time-sensitive cargo.

Temperature Controlled Containers

We offer reefer/refrigerated air transport solutions for the rapid conveyance of cargo such as perishable food products.

Load Master Services

Santova offers load master services which involves viewing of cargo to determine capacity requirements, overseeing the loading and lashing processes, packaging, crating and fumigation if required.

ROAD FREIGHT

Cost competitive, secure and efficient cross border and local road freight services

At Santova Logistics our team of road freight specialists are available to provide clients with cost competitive, secure and efficient cross border and local road freight services. We offer clients a comprehensive, tailored service based of their unique packing, security, temperature, time and costing requirements, with the option of transporting via Full Container Loads (FCL) or Less than Container Loads (LCL).

Our strategic partnerships with multiple road transporters allow us to provide an excellent service at competitive rates, with daily and weekly LCL export services from South Africa to the below African countries:

  • Daily dispatches to Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia
  • Weekly dispatches to, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Our road freight services include:

Time sensitive deliveries

Santova is able to handle time sensitive and urgent deliveries from point-of-origin to final destination.

Refrigerated vehicles

We offer reefer/refrigerated road transport solutions for the conveyance of cargo such as perishable food products.

Abnormal or Out of Gauge (OOG) Loads

Santova has vast experience in project, out of gauge and specialist cargo management freight solutions.

Warehousing and Distribution

Together with our strategic partners we are able to offer warehousing and distribution services throughout South Africa, as well as additional services such as product mixing, order fulfilment, cross-docking and packaging.

Armed escort services

With the inherent security risks of road freight, we offer armed escort services for secure deliveries throughout Africa.

Load Master Services

Santova offers load master services which involves viewing of cargo to determine capacity requirements, overseeing the loading and lashing processes, packaging, crating and fumigation if required.

PROJECT AND SPECIALIST CARGO

Efficient of out-of-gauge cargo transportation solutions

Project cargo is the transportation of Out of Gauge (OOG) which may be too heavy or high value to be packed and shipped in standard containers, it may also refer to cargo that is crucial to the intended project, for example equipment or machinery. Cargo can be measured either by weight, size, dimension or composed of complex components that must be disassembled, shipped and then re-assembled.

Santova has vast experience in specialist cargo management and offers comprehensive logistics solutions, timeous deliveries and country specific regulation knowledge through our local representation in our global offices. We are equipped to assist project cargo movement by land, ocean, air and rail, as well as provide assistance for packing, strapping, lashing and securing cargo.

Santova’s recent projects:

Specialist Vehicle Import

Importation of specialist military vehicles, oversized military tyres, aircrafts and equipment from various European countries into South Africa.

Military Vehicles Export

Exportation of Military vehicles and specialist equipment from South Africa into Northern Africa and the United States.

Helicopter Logistics

The meticulous planning and execution to disassemble, load, lash, crane, flat-rack transport and reassemble various types of different helicopters.

Luxury Yachts Transportation

Santova has assisted in the transportation of luxury private yachts, which are typically loaded directly from the shore in large cradles supported by cranes.

Drilling Rigs Transportation

Santova organised and executed the transportation of drilling rigs used in the process of extraction and production of oil and gas.

Windmill Transportation

Santova has been involved in the transportation of large windmills, windpumps and wind turbines, which are typically shipped in components and assembled at final destination.

Supply chain solutions connected on globe

SUPPLY CHAIN CONSULTING

Optimising your entire Supply Chain

Our Supply Chain Consulting service involves the design, implementation, coordinating and monitoring of interdependent supply chain activities to optimise an entire supply chain. With vast experience in the supply chain industry, we have gained significant insight into numerous global supply chains and are perfectly positioned to provide supply chain consulting services to our clients.

We aim to assist clients streamline processes, increase profit margins and create a competitive advantage through the alignment of business strategy with supply chain optimisation. Our team of specialists analyse key operational and financial metrics, existing business operations as well as consider the available resources, time and budget constraints to outline strategies to achieve effective and efficient business processes.

There are numerous ways to optimise supply chains, however we typically focus on the below areas:

Mapping the Current Supply Chain

This involves identifying all the companies, people, activities, information and resources involved in order to obtain an overview of the flow of products, information and funds through the current supply chain.

Sourcing and Procurement

This involves identifying and optimising the business processes required to purchase goods and services, which also includes the Make-Buy decision as well as supplier sourcing, engagement and contracting agreements.

Inventory Management

Inventory management involves finding the meticulous balance between inventory being considered an asset rather than a cost. The team at Santova assists in keeping total landed cost a minimum by designing and implementing various cost-saving strategic strategies, such as DDMRP and just in time (JIT) inventory.

Transportation & Freight Management

Identifying and optimising the delivery of goods to customers in the most cost-efficient way, whether that be by air, ocean, road, rail or pipelines.

Software & Technological Systems

In this constantly changing and advancing global environment, the use of relevant and sophisticated software is vital for efficiency, effectiveness and automation of a company’s activities.

Team Dynamics

Santova assists in identifying ways to enhance internal staff productivity and processes, as well as advises on external relations through supplier best practises and the importance of a delighted customer to establish brand loyalty.