Think Local | Act Global
Who we are
“Over 50 years in the logistics industry”
Countries: 170 +
Employees: 100 +
National Locations: 3 +
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
9 Caledon Street,
Airport Industria 2,
Cape Town Warehouse
Cor. Koeberg Road &
Cape Town, 7441
Unit 6, Dube Tradehouse,
2 Mzimkhulu Drive,
4 Spartan Road
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