Think Local | Act Global

Our Services

Who we are

“Over 50 years in the logistics industry”

Countries: 170 +
Employees: 100 +
National Locations: 3 +

Management Team

B&D is fortunate enough to have a wealth of experience in freight forwarding, customs expertise, warehousing, and transport – our directors have a combined 100 years of experience in this industry! Logistics is a specialized and niche business, and we feel that this experience and a close, involved, ‘hands-on’ style from our management team sets B&D aside from our competitors. This management style gives B&D the agility to react quickly to dynamic, unusual events in the logistics world and make decisions swiftly to benefit our clients. We pride ourselves on being a client-centric business and giving our clients the best service they can get at a competitive price.

Who we are:

We were established nearly 60 years ago, in 1963, and continue to be a family-run business. B&D is one of South Africa’s most extensive privately-owned clearing and forwarding agents, with branches based in Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban. We have over 100 employees across our three national locations.

What we do: 

We assist importers and exporters in dealing with shipping lines, airlines, and customs-related processes. Warehousing, insurance, and cargo deliveries are part of our services, too.

Complete turn-key solutions:

From order confirmation to delivery, we assist you throughout the complicated process of getting your cargo to and from its destination. We own our fleet of delivery vehicles and offer flexible delivery times at competitive prices.

Getting you the best deal:

Our team negotiates with contractors and agents to protect your best interests. We pay Customs Duty and VAT on your behalf and obtain releases from other government authorities (e.g. Port Health, Plant Inspector, NRCS).

B&D Marine Insurance offering

B&D feels strongly re the importance of taking out marine insurance on your cargo that you ship or air freight. Over the years (through no fault of anyone in particular), we have seen many shortages and damaged shipments. For a small premium, insurance cover is 120% of the landed cost (i.e. including freight & duty). Therefore, we encourage you to use B&D’s Marine insurance offering.

Let’s Talk Business

Third Generation Family run Freight Logistics Company

Cape Town
Head Office


9 Caledon Street,
Cape Town,


Cape Town
International Airfreight


Bremen Close,
Airport Industria 2,
Cape Town,


Cape Town Warehouse


Cor. Koeberg Road &
Tanzanite Blvd,
Montague Park,

Montague Gardens,
Cape Town, 7441

Durban Office


Unit 6, Dube Tradehouse,
2 Mzimkhulu Drive,
Dube Tradezone,



Gauteng Office


4 Spartan Road
Kempton Park,

Cape Town
Head Office

TEL: +27 21 464 8000

Paul Waldburger – Managing  Director

Grant Elario – Operations Director

Kerrigan Berry – Forwarding Director

Tania Gilpin – New Business & Client Services

Wendy Simmons – Financial Director

Cape Town
International Airfreight

TEL: +27 21 934 0212

Annette Nortje – Branch Manager

Gauteng Office

TEL: +27 11 974 6410

Betty De Vries – Branch Manager

Cape Town

Tel: +27 21 528 1160

Grant Elario – Operations Director

General Enquiries

Durban Office

TEL: +27 32 814 0290

Willem Gouws – Branch Manager