Safmarine, established in Cape Town in 1946, provides a wide range of container and breakbulk shipping services.
As a separately-managed member of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, the largest liner shipping group in the world, Safmarine provides its customers with access to the best available shipping infrastructure - the most modern technology, including world-class global information systems and a modern vessel and container fleet.
While Safmarine has been widely acknowledged as a north-south trade and Africa specialist, the line is fast expanding its services into the east-west trade lanes.
Safmarine’s liner services offer direct calls to a wide range of ports on the core services, and all trade lanes link with each other to offer through-carriage across the globe. The focus is on schedule reliability and fast transit times to complement the services Safmariners provide on-shore. A fleet of over 50 operated vessels is currently deployed by Safmarine.
Not only is the current fleet equipped to handle a full range of commodities, but Safmarine has, and continues to, invest in new, purpose-built vessels to ensure future needs for vessel capacity are met.
Safmarine also offers a wide range of e-Commerce services, allowing customers in more than 100 countries to do business online.
Safmarine has also been recognized for its humanitarian and environmental work, particularly pertaining to the highly acclaimed ‘Containers in the Community’ programme whereby the shipping line donates retired seafreight containers to disadvantaged communities to be used as clinics, schools, computer libraries and spaza shops, and more.