The Bidvest Group

Bidvest Freight

Anthony Dawe
Chief executive

Bidvest Freight is a leading private sector freight management group in sub- Saharan Africa, drawing on more than 150 years of portside experience.

Bulk liquid terminals

  • Bulk liquid handling
  • Storage facilities in Durban, Richards Bay and Isando
  • 775 000m3 of storage capacity
  • Handle over 3 billion litres of product annually
  • Products handled include gases, chemicals, fats, petroleum, edible and inedible oils

Dry bulk terminals

  • Agriculture bulk storage
  • Multi-product mineral bulk storage

Multi-purpose terminals

  • Port warehousing
  • Transport
  • Stevedoring
  • Ships agency services in all South African ports
  • Products handled include forest products, steel, containers, cement, general cargo, fertiliser and grains

Container freight stations

  • Four warehouse facilities in Durban, Cape Town, City Deep and Port Elizabeth
  • 100 000m2 of warehouse storage capacity
  • Container pack and unpack
  • Transport and logistics
  • Handling cleared and uncleared containers and cargo

Logistics and supply chain solutions

  • Air and ocean import and export
  • Forwarding and clearing
  • Warehousing
  • Transport and supply chain solutions
  • 220 000m2 of warehousing space
  • Global forwarding partner, Panalpina, has a global reach of over 500 offices in more than 160 countries

Mozambique port services

  • Stevedoring
  • Container packing and unpacking
  • Tallying
  • Lashing and securing of cargo
  • Caulking and cleaning of rail trucks
  • Handles a wide range of commodities and general cargo

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  • Bulk Connections is a specialist dry bulk handling facility that imports and exports a wide variety of mineral products through the Durban harbour.

  • Bidvest Tank Terminals (previously Island View Storage) was established in 1953 and is the largest independent bulk liquid storage liquified vegetable oils, base oils and lube oil additives in South Africa. They have terminals on the coast in Durban and Richards Bay and inland at Isando.

  • Bidfreight Port Operations is one of the largest providers of in-port logistics in South Africa and operations in every commercial cargo port in South Africa. BPO’s areas of expertise include warehousing, stevedoring, transportation and terminal operating services.

  • Bidvest Panalpina Logistics provides end-to-end supply chain solutions that include air, ocean, warehousing, road transport and customs brokering in all major industries. Operating in close proximity to major ports of South Africa, the company boasts close on 200 000 square metres of strategically located warehouse space and an extensive transport and distribution infrastructure. Global partner Panalpina adds significant reach with some 500 branches in over 70 countries and partner companies in a further 90 countries.

  • SACD Freight is a leading provider of customised import and export management solutions specialising in container packing and unpacking, warehousing and transport logistics has national representation through strategically located operations.

  • South African Bulk Terminals (SABT) incorporates two world-class terminals based in the port of Durban. Specialising in the handling of all dry bulk products including grains and minerals.

  • NAVAL is a provider of port services in Mozambique including stevedoring, container packing and unpacking, tallying, lashing and securing of cargo, caulking and cleaning of rail tracks. The company provides skilled manpower and equipment that swiftly and efficiently loads or discharges a broad range of cargoes at the port of Maputo and Beira.

  • Rennies Ships Agency provides ships and port agency services at all South African ports to container carriers, liner and passenger line operators and non-liner ship owners, charterers and cargo owners.

  • Marine Insurance Service providers Rennie Murray & Company and P&I Associates provide a complete range of legal, commercial, insurance and marine surveying services at all South African ports to ship owners, charterers and cargo interests and other parties involved in marine transportations.

  • Marine Insurance Service providers Rennie Murray & Company and P&I Associates provide a complete range of legal, commercial, insurance and marine surveying services at all South African ports to ship owners, charterers and cargo interests and other parties involved in marine transportations.

  • Sebenza Forwarding & Shipping began operating in 1997 as the first black empowered clearing and forwarding company and provides the imports, airfreight, seafreight, exports, international logistics solutions, warehouse and transport, supply chain management and customs clearance services. Sebenza has global reach that spans over 300 locations through its global networks. Sebenza is a level 2 B-BBEE contributor with 80,01% black ownership and 27,79% black women ownership.



Chief executive: Anthony Dawe
Chief financial officer: Mark Steyn
Commercial director: Nosi Mbongwa
Tel: +27 (31) 274 2400
Email: khanyisile@bidterm.co.za

Contact us address:
169 Maydon Road 
Millweed House 
Maydon Wharf 
Durban, 4001