Elite Clearing and Forwarding — the international logistics company of choice for your Commercial cargo.

Elite Clearing and Forwarding (Pty) Ltd is an expert international shipping company offering comprehensive logistics & freight solutions established in October 2006. 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 ECF 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.

Through our head office in Centurion, right next to Johannesburg, Gauteng and own branches in Durban and Cape Town, we render a service as Clearing and Forwarding agent throughout South Africa, to efficiently deal with any shipment large or small. We have a dedicated bonded and free store warehouse at our office close to the Durban harbour as well as an on site warehouse in Cape Town and therefor can also assist with all your storage and handling needs.

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    What can Elite offer you?


    When you need international shipping, contact ECF – we have extensive experience handling almost any cargo you can imagine – from wine, firearms and ammunition, electronics, seeds and coal to mining machinery, timber logs, vehicles and aeroplanes. We are widely recognised as a leading shipping company in South Africa, and have clients from a wide variety of commercial backgrounds. Call us today to discuss import or export, and methods of international shipping that include air, sea and road, or use the site to get a quote for international shipping or track a shipment already in transit.

    We do not only service larger companies but also assist smaller start-up import and export companies the procedure for imports and export registration as well as any statutory information they need when navigating the opportunities and risks of international buying and selling.

    If you need a forwarding and clearing agent that goes the extra mile, or international shipping agent that handles every aspect of the process, you need Elite Clearing and Forwarding. We tailor each and every logistics request to your individual requirements, ensuring you get the service you want, at very competitive rates.

    Company Profile

    Our History

    Elite Clearing and Forwarding (Pty) Ltd was founded in 2006 when the founders saw a need for a dedicated, specialized freight forwarding company who was capable to render a personalized, professional service to importers and exporters in the area. Through our network of freight agents we cover all the major destinations in the world and has representation in every major city in South Africa. Due to our expertise and worldwide representation, we have a number of definite advantages in the logistical arena. We specialize in commercial cargo and have professional packing teams that can access your goods and wrap and pack as per your requirements, ensuring a hassle free and secure delivery. We have handled thousands of shipments ranging from exports to imports, to clearing and forwarding. Our freight solutions are custom made specifically for your needs and it will never be expected of you to simply fit the mold. As we have a very close relationship with our network of freight representatives, answers to your questions and inquiries do not “get lost in the system”.

    Our Vision

    To be the number one freight movement company when measured in terms of service excellence and reliability.

    Our Mission

    To add value to our clients products and services by giving the best possible service enabling them to concentrate on what they do best, selling their goods and services without worrying about supplies and deliveries.

    Our Services
    • Commercial Cargo movement on a national and international basis
    • Freight Forwarding & Customs Clearance
    • Sea, Air and Road Freight
    • Full packing and wrapping services including crating and container packing
    • Warehousing and storage solutions (also “Bond store” warehousing facilities with container handling capabilities)
    • Containerized and Break-Bulk solutions
    • Logistical & Tariff Consultation
    What People Say About Us
    I would like to take this opportunity to thank your amazing service and utter professionalism.
    I would recommend all my business associates and friends to make use of your company.
    In business today it very seldom to receive such an excellent service. Your communication skills, politeness and willingness to go the extra mile is absolutely appreciated.
    Thank you very much and keep up the high standard.
    Chris Vermeulen - CEO


    First thank you for the excellent service. The clock was packed to precision. It is refreshing to see professionalism still exists at such great standards.
    C. Boecker


    BEST SERVICE I have ever had from any freight company in my 18 years in TRADE.


    I do business worldwide with suppliers of all shapes and sizes internationally and I am known to be rather demanding. Use ‘these’ people, their service is better than “world class”. You will not be sorry.
    Hans Visser


    It is refreshing to see professionalism still exists at such great standards, thank you, and again thanks to all involved for making it a hassle free and professional transaction.
    Holger Schonfeld


    Your helpfullness & quick turn on quotes has made me select your company as my agent.
    James Struthers


    Thanks again for your assistance and your professionalism through this process. It was a great to have a service provider who kept us in the loop every step of the way. Looking forward to our next transaction.
    Gina Bodika

    Thank you very much for a painless and effective container release. I enjoyed working with you and expect to have a long-lasting and fruitful cooperation
    Sarit Shavit-Qwabe


    It has been an absolute pleasure doing business with your company. I do hope that we can engage your company in the future as your service is supreme.
    Gabriel E Naido


    Thanks again and will let you know when i have my next shipment due. It was a pleasure dealing with you and your firm.

    Cape Town

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    Gauteng Office

    Zimbali, The Greens Office Park,
    Charles De Gaulle Cres, Highveld,
    Centurion, 0157
    Gauteng, South Africa

    Cape Town office:

    Parc Du Cap 3,
    10 Willie van Schoor Avenue,
    Bellville, 7530
    Cape Town, South Africa


    Durban office:

    110 South Coast Road,
    Umbilo, Durban 4001
    KwaZulu Natal, South Africa