We provide air, sea and road freight services to industries at large

 

About Us

Airfreight Africa began in 1973, providing air, sea and road freight services to industries at large. Due to the changes within the markets, Airfreight Africa moved into the courier and express package industries. 

Showing our commitment to the industry, we are a member of SAEPA as well as being an approved IATA agent. 

Airfreight Africa is a medium sized organisation. Our size allows for a dedicated, professional and personalised solution which assists companies in becoming successful in today’s competitive market. We have purposefully remained an independent niche player in the market, with some of our client’s retaining our services for the past 20 years. 

Our philosophy is to keep our business contained, thus allowing us the flexibility of our competitive pricing structures. We have formed working relationships with suppliers who share in our service vision and business philosophies. To this end, we have established a domestic and worldwide delivery network. 

We believe that one client is as important as the next, regardless of the size of the company or package. Being adaptable, we have the luxury of offering various options and solutions that are pertinent to our client’s business. 

Our client’s profiles are extremely diverse and include items such as high value precious metals, repatriation of human remains, medical equipment and important documentation. 

 

Benefits

There are many benefits when dealing with Airfreight Africa such as:

  • Flexibility of our competitive pricing structures
  • ‘One-stop shop’ for package movement solutions
  • Established domestic and worldwide delivery network
  • Trustworthy, reliable and compassionate to clients needs
  • Same owner playing an active role in all aspects of the business for over 30 years


Domestic Services

  • Same Day Courier is a time-sensitive door-to-door service that is available to all major centres. The shipment will be collected within 1 hour and placed on the first available flight. Delivery will be undertaken within 3 hours of the flights arrival.
  • Overnight Courier is a time-sensitive door-to-door service. Following collection, delivery is undertaken by 12:00 the following working day. This service is available to all major centres from Monday to Friday.
  • Next Day Courier is a door-to-door service. Following collection, delivery is undertaken by close of business the following working day. Regional and outlying areas may require a further 24 - 48 hours for delivery of the package.
  • Local Next Day Courier is a door-to-door service. Following collection, delivery is undertaken by close of business the following working day. This service is only availible in Johannesburg and Pretoria.
  • Economy Roadfreight is designed for larger and less time-sensitive shipments.
  • Domestic Airfreight is designed for urgent/express cargo where airports are available.
  • Insurance: Airfreight Africa is a licensed intermediary in terms of the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act No 37 of 2002. Airfreight Africa's liability is limited to R50.00 per shipment. If the value of the goods exceeds this value, insurance cover is strongly recommended. Clients have the option of insuring their shipment through their own insurance company or we can refer you to an insurance broker.
 

Additional Services

  • After Hours delivery or collection is available should your shipment need to be collected or delivered after business hours. A surcharge for this service will be applied.
  • Saturday delivery or collection is only available between 08:00 and 12:00 for overnight and international courier options. A surcharge for this service will apply.
  • Sunday & Public Holiday delivery or collection is only available on our overnight and international courier options. A surcharge for this service will apply.
  • Embassy & Consulate delivery or collection is offered. A surcharge for this service will apply.
  • Mines, Farms, Retail, and Chain Stores collections and deliveries can be undertaken. A surcharge will apply.
 

Calculations

  • Fuel Surcharge of the chargeable mass will be levied
  • A Documentation Fee will cover liability of up to R50.00. To be linked to insurance
  • Volumetric weight of your shipment can be worked out using the following calculation

length (cm) x breadth (cm) x height (cm) of the shipment (once packed)
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volumetric factor 

Service  Volumetric                            Factor

Next Day Courier                                  5000 

Overnight Express                                5000

Same Day Courier                                5000

Domestic Economy Road Freight            4000

 

International Services

  • International Courier Export is a worldwide door-to-door courier service that caters for international time sensitive consignments. Transit times are dependant on the destination within a country and city. This information is available upon request.
  • International Courier Import is a time-sensitive service. For urgent consignments from overseas, contact us for the rates and relevant transit times. Customs clearance will be handled on inbound shipments arriving in South Africa.
  • Cross Border Express Roadfreight is designed for less time sensitive items. Transit times range between 2-5 working days to the capital cities in Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland pending customs clearance. Outlying areas in these countries will require an additional 24 - 48 hour delivery time.
  • International Airfreight is designed for urgent/express cargo where airports are available.
  • International Seafreight rates and service requirements can be obtained from our international department.
  • Clearing & Forwarding
  • Exporting includes the customs clearing of air, sea and road freight shipments as-well as the forwarding of sea freight shipping documents to a nominated recipient agent via our international courier service from South Africa to the designated destination.
  • Importing includes customs clearing of air, sea and road freight shipments into South Africa. Nominate Airfreight Africa as your clearing and forwarding agent where we will undertake the necessary customs clearance and delivery of your shipment.
  • Insurance

Airfreight Africa is a licensed intermediary in terms of the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act No 37 of 2002. Airfreight Africa’s liability is limited to R50.00 per shipment. If the value of the goods exceeds this value, insurance cover is strongly recommended. Clients have the option of insuring their shipment through their own insurance company or we can refer you to an insurance broker. 

 

Additional Services

  • After Hours delivery or collection is available should your shipment need to be collected or delivered after business hours. A surcharge for this service will apply.
  • Saturday delivery or collection is only available between 08:00 and 12:00 for overnight and international courier options. A surcharge for this service will apply.
  • Sunday & Public Holiday delivery or collection is only available on our overnight and international courier options. A surcharge for this service will apply.
  • Embassy & Consulate delivery or collection is offered. A surcharge for this service will apply.
 

Calculations

  • Fuel Surcharge of the chargeable mass will be levied.
  • A Documentation Fee will cover liability of up to R50.00.
  • Volumetric weight of your shipment can be worked out using the following calculation

length (cm) x breadth (cm) x height (cm) of the shipment (once packed)
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volumetric factor 

 

Service Volumetric                                 Factor

International courier                                5000

Airfreight                                                6000

Cross border express road freight              from 2000 – 4000 depending on the service.


Important Information

  • Customs Regulations & Requirements differ from country to country. Our international department will gladly assist in this regard. It is the responsibility of the shipper to ensure all required documentations are available when the shipment is collected. For assistance, refer to our non-document table for the various customs requirements.

Prohibited Items
Certain items are either forbidden and controlled by customs or prohibited by IATA when couriered from South Africa. Amongst others, these include:

  • Credit cards (does not include telephone cards)
  • Blank cheques
  • Dangerous goods
  • Food and perishable items
  • Dry ice
  • Furniture
  • Furs

 Valuable items such as:

  • Jewellery
  • Precious metals
  • Stones
 

Definition of a document and non-document international shipment

  • Documents include reports, manuscripts, computer print-outs, inter-office correspondence, other paper based communications and unbound printed matter. These items only require the completion of an Airfreight Africa waybill.
  • Non-Document parcels includes any item that is not a document. Customs requires all items to have a value. They need an original commercial invoice for items that will be re-sold and a pro-forma invoice for items not intended for re-sale.