Market Leading,
Technology Driven,

Logistics Solutions

Let Santova navigate and execute the effective global movement
of goods from point of origin to final destination

Ocean Freight

Competitive pricing.
Reliable Service. Agile Solutions.

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Full Container Loads (FCL)

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

  • Reduced chance of damages and loss
  • Opportunity for a more efficient transit time
  • Convenient delivery and receipt of the shipment for both consignor and consignee
  • Simplified customs clearance process and reduced administrative delays
  • Reduction of freight cost per item due to maximum utilization of space
  • Reduced lead times due to the reduction in the unloading/loading time

Less than Container Load (LCL)

An LCL shipment refers to any cargo which is less than a full container load and typically forms a part of a consolidated container with other importers. As different cargo is grouped into one container, LCL shipments are recommended for customers with smaller import or export volumes. Benefits of an LCL shipment include:

  • An affordable alternative option for smaller orders as customers are only charged on the weight and volume of space required
  • Ability to create a regular shipping schedule as Santova arranges weekly shipments to/from multiple destinations

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 customers.

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 pass through your country of residence. The result is lower freight costs, elimination of extra handling costs and an 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.

Airfreight

Time-sensitive deliveries
for high-value cargo

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Standard Airfreight

Our direct or indirect airfreight services allow for frequent, reliable services at competitive rates.

Through TradeNav, our supply chain management tool, we enable shipment visibility, transparency and accurate real-time tracking functionality.

Consolidation Services

Our weekly and/or bi-weekly consol services ensure that customers consistently realise cost savings. We specialise in consolidations from most major trade centres, specialising in imports from UK, Europe, China and United States into South Africa.

Express / Time Sensitive Deliveries

We are able to provide time-sensitive deliveries as well as ‘same day collection and delivery’ (where available).

In line with our client-centric approach, we carefully assess the cost differential between airfreight and courier services to ensure customer’s cost and delivery requirements are met.

Aircraft Charter Services

We operate a customised service for large loads, oversized goods, specific shipping schedules, and other tailored logistics solutions. Charter deliveries can reach any global location, offering excellent service adapted for your business. We offer both:

  • Full charter airfreight
  • Part charter airfreight

Cross Trades

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 an optimised logistics process and therefore quicker transit times.

Specialised Services and Projects

  • On Board Courier (OBC)
  • Out of Gauge Cargo (OOG)
  • Aircraft on Ground (AOG)
  • Unit Load Device (ULD)
  • Fumigation (where required)
  • Handling and packaging of hazardous materials
  • Armed escorts & Military products

Road Freight

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

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Time Sensitive Road Freight Deliveries

Santova is able to arrange time sensitive road freight deliveries and, where available, arrange same day booking and collection.

Refrigerated Vehicles

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

Abnormal or Out of Gauge (OOG) Loads

Santova has vast experience in project, out of gauge (OOG) 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 out of gauge (OOG) cargo
transportation solutions

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Oversized and Out of Gauge (OOG) Cargo

Santova offers complex project and OOG cargo specialist services, which includes the extensive consolidation, planning, organising, controlling and monitoring of the project from origin to destination.

Roll-on / Roll-off (RORO) Vehicles

Santova assists in the transportation of wheeled cargo, such as vehicles, trucks and machinery – using specialised RORO vehicles and ramps to efficiently and effectively load and unload cargo.

Open Top and Flat Rack Containers

Santova offers transport solutions for oversized cargo in specialised containers, such as open top and flat rack containers.

Temperature-controlled Transportation (Reefer Cargo)

We offer reefer/refrigerated ocean, air and road transport solutions for the conveyance of cargo such as perishable food products and medical supplies.

Hiab Trucks, Winch Trucks, Flat Bed, Side Loaders and Heavy Haul Trucking

The meticulous planning and execution to disassemble, load, lash, crane, flat-rack transport and reassemble various types of cargo requiring specific trucking transport requirements.

Recent Projects

Amongst other projects, Santova has been involved in the transportation of:

  • Windmills, wind pumps and turbines
  • Specialist vehicles
  • Military vehicles and equipment
  • Rotorcraft and helicopters
  • Luxury cruise yachts
  • Drilling rigs and machinery