Shipping to South Africa - Air and Ocean Freight Services

Johannesburg, the economic capital of South
Rank 29th
Currency Rand (ZAR)
Fiscal year 1 April – 31 March (government); 1 March – 28/29 February (corporate & private)
Trade organizations WTOG-20SACU and others

$422 billion (2011 est.) (nominal; 29th)

$554.6 billion (2011 est.) (PPP; 25th)
GDP growth 3.1% (2011)
GDP per capita

$7,158 (2010) (nominal; 71st)

$11,000 (2011 est.) (PPP; 77th)
GDP by sector agriculture 2.5%, industry 31.6%, services 65.9% (2011 est.)
Inflation (CPI) 5% (2011 est.)
below poverty line
35.7% (2006 est.)[1]
Labour force
by occupation
agriculture: 9%, industry: 26%, services: 65% (2007 est.)
Unemployment 23.9% (2011 est.)
Main industries mining (world's largest producer ofplatinum), gold, chromium, automobile assembly, metalworkingmachinery, textiles, iron and steelchemicals,fertiliserfoodstuffs, commercial ship repair
Ease of Doing Business Rank 35th[2]
Exports $94.21 billion (2011 est.)
Export goods gold, diamondsplatinum, other metals and minerals, machinery and equipment
Main export partners China 13.7%, U.S. 10.1%, Japan 8.7%,Germany 7.3%, UK 7.1%, India 4.3% (2010)
Imports $92.86 billion (2011 est.)
Import goods machinery and equipment, chemicals, petroleum products, scientific instruments, foodstuffs
Main import partners China 13.4%, Germany 11.2%, U.S.7%, Saudi Arabia 5.3%, Japan 4.7%,Iran 4.3%, UK 4.3% (2010)
FDI stock $73.6 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Gross external debt $47.66 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Public finances
Public debt 35.7% of GDP (2009 est.)
Revenues $104.7 billion (2011 est.)
Expenses $126.5 billion (2011 est.)
Economic aid ODA $19 billion, 0.2% of GDP (2004)
Foreign reserves $50.26 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Main data source: CIA World Fact Book
All values, unless otherwise stated, are in US dollars

International Delivery to and from South Africa

If you are shipping to South Africa, why not let Intercargo take the stress and hassel out of your shipping needs. We offer an efficient freight service to all international destination ports, with many Airlines daily and Shipping lines departing every week. We can ensure your items are loaded soon after Pick Up/delivery.

Smaller items can sometime be more economical to send by Air freight, however for many larger shipments we can also provide Ocean Freight Services including 20ft or 40ft steel containers. Our services vary depending on your needs. We can supply a container for you to pack and load on-site. Our packing service includes packing, palletising and shrink-wrapping.

Nationwide Pick Up Services from all Over South Africa to Worldwide

Container-shipping encompasses a number of different options. We offer 20ft or 40ft sole-use container services, to contain only your vehicle, to various ports in South Africa and around the world. You effectively pay for the sole use of the container, for your vehicle only. (A number of options are available at extra cost should you have other requirements and wish to ship them at the same time.) Selected port destinations are also served by ocean-going RORO ferry services. Such vessels are purpose-built carriers, used by manufacturers to deliver brand-new vehicles around the world. Vehicles are protected from the elements in enclosed decks, and are secured by straps and chocks. Service frequency is usually once or twice a month, and the transit time is sometimes longer than for container vessels, but there can be useful cost savings on some routes than with container shipment.

In South Africa, Intercargo provide a full range of freight forwarding and Courier services, below is list of our most popular services;