is a reliable freight forwarding company in South Africa. The company specializes in air freight forwarding, Sea Freight Forwarding, custom clearance, shipping, warehousing in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. It has gained a rich experience in the freight forwarding field that enables it to cater to every clients’ specific requirements.
Our team is comprised of individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds, including management, shipping, and transportation. From our drivers to our dispatchers, from our customer relation officers and our sales teams to our management, our focus is on delivering a high quality of service consistently.
There is an understanding of service and responsibility that infuses our organization, which cannot be artificially implanted. Each member of our “professional family” has a drive to make the most professional and well-respected company in this field.
As one of South Africa’s leading clearing agents, we’re able to offer sophisticated services in all major centres throughout the country, tailored to your specific requirements. Choose us as your shipping company and you’re guaranteed our commitment to your international shipping needs, and complete peace of mind as we deliver your goods safely and securely.
Daigon Clearing and Forwarding is a privately owned customs clearing and freight forwarding agent, which was founded in the 21st century and based closed to O.R Tambo International Airport.
Daigon offers a full compliment of services. This covers everything from import planning and costing, forwarding, customs broking through to services bordering on full supply chain management and logistic solutions.
Each type of service within the company is professionally managed by our competent staff, who has all received in house training.
Although based in the mother city, we have agents at all the major ports, both locally and overseas.
We also believe that in order to succeed in today’s ever changing market; we need to offer good value for money, with a personalized service.
We apply the same level of service to all our clients, whether a private individual, small enterprise or a large importer.
We offers a wide range of services
– Consolidated Airfreight
– Express Airfreight for urgent cargo
– Oceanfreight on Full Container loads and Groupage cargo (where cargo space get shared with other companies)
– Courier local and international
– Roadfreight services to all major African countries
– Door to Airport or Door to Door services
– Roadfreight entries (we have specialised personel that can assist on this)
– Excess Luggage/ baggage transport
– Packing and crating of all cargo types
– Marine Insurance
– Bonded Warehousing as well as longterm warehousing
– Transport when moving to another continent
A move between continents by oceanfreight is characterized by the transport of your goods in steel containers
You can either load the container by yourself or have a proffesional packing company do the loading.
(kindly note that you can only get all risks insurance cover if packed by a packing company)
If you do not have a full container load of goods, for example only a couple of boxes which totals to less than a certain cbm you also have the option of airfreighting the cargo or sharing a container with other people / companies.
Upon arrival at destination customs clearance needs to be done with local authorities, we have agents worldwide that can assist with this, but by doing it yourself you will save a lot on destination charges as agents usually have set rates they charge for assisting on this.
Kindly also take into account that some countries do have restrictions as to what is considered as personal household effects and can also ask for proof of purchase of the goods to access if it is older than 12 months or not.
There are also some restrictions on food, beverages and multimedia products, kindly ask for more info on this when requesting estimates.
Definition of Freight Forwarder
A freight forwarder, forwarder, or forwarding agent, is a person or company that organizes shipments for individuals or corporations to get goods from the manufacturer or producer to a market, customer or final point of distribution. Forwarders contract with a carrier to move the goods. A forwarder does not move the goods but acts as an expert in supply chain management. A forwarder contracts with carriers to move cargo ranging from raw agricultural products to manufactured goods. Freight can be booked on a variety of shipping providers, including ships, airplanes, trucks, andrailroads. It is not unusual for a single shipment to move on multiple carrier types. ‘International freight forwarders” typically handle international shipments. International freight forwarders have additional expertise in preparing and processing customs and other documentation and performing activities pertaining to international shipments.
Information typically reviewed by a freight forwarder includes the commercial invoice, shipper’s export declaration, bill of lading and other documents required by the carrier or country of export, import, and/or transshipment. Much of this information is now processed in a paperless environment.
The FIATA shorthand description of the freight forwarder as the ‘Architect of Transport’ illustrates the commercial position of the forwarder relative to his client. In Europe, some forwarders specialize in ‘niche’ areas such as rail-freight, and collection and deliveries around a large port.
Some forwarders handle domestic shipments only.