WHAT WE OFFER IN SOUTH AFRICA
BLG LOGISTICS operates in South Africa at five sites. Our subsidiary BLG Logistics of South Africa (Pty) Ltd. was founded in 2001 with its headquarters in Port Elizabeth. The company offers supply chain management plus contract and transport solutions.
Numerous references in the industry confirm the global experience of BLG LOGISTICS and the solid success of its reliable services. Furthermore, BLG Logistics of South Africa (Pty) Ltd. is a Level-2 accredited BBBEE (Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment) company which has quickly developed into a leading logistics service provider for major groups as well as small enterprises.
In Durban, BLG LOGISTICS takes care of import and export handling of vehicles from Japan as well as the transport of vehicles and vehicle components. We also prepare vehicles in our Vehicle Preparation Center (VPC). Automobile components are also shipped in East London and Cape Town.
- Information management
- Pre-carriage in South Africa / export documentation
- Container handling
- Brokering / organization of oversea transport
After containers arrive in the destination port, we manage the logistics chain with the following services:
- Customs clearance
- Interim storage
- Empties management
- Distribution according to delivery order
This means the entire logistics chain from the overseas manufacturer to the recipient is managed by one source.
In 2019, we expanded our product portfolio in South Africa with international freight forwarding operations. Apart from products from the automobile industry, we also transport breakbulk, perishable goods, hazardous goods and project cargo. Our services:
- Overland transport
- Air freight
- Sea freight
Located in the close vicinity of Johannesburg international airport, we have easy access to and from airlines.
Our team consists of experienced freight forwarding employees with extensive experience in all aspects of forwarding and clearing.
Our team located close to the port of Durban, one of Africa's largest ports, manages sea freight operations with all types of breakbulk cargo. They support our regular customers in Johannesburg with all sea-freight requirements.
Facts worth knowing about the South African locations
BLG Logistics of South Africa (Pty) Ltd. started as a small outfit in 2001. Initially, the focus was on the Eastern Cape region. Unlike other large national companies which are based in Johannesburg (Gauteng), the company chose Port Elizabeth for its headquarters. This proved to be a smart decision because BLG Logistics of South Africa (Pty) Ltd. was contracted to handle customs clearance for one of the largest automobile manufacturers in the Eastern Cape region. In line with the BLG LOGISTICS strategy, more branches were opened in all the important South African cities, i.e. Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, East London, Durban, Johannesburg and Pretoria.