A Bold New Venture
Late in 1997, under the guidance and direction of its umbrella organization, Famous Pacific Shipping (South Africa) became the eleventh member of the prestigious Famous Pacific Group, worldwide. This move has presented a bold new era for shipping on the African continent. Firmly backed by an outstanding tradition of excellence, FPS (SA) has brought world-class service, expertise and networks to the burgeoning markets of Africa.
The Guiding Hand
Our parent company emerged from a joint venture initiative between the directors of the Hong Kong based Pacific Bridge Services Ltd and Singapore's Famous Freight Forwarding (S) Pte Ltd , and since then the Famous Pacific Group has become a major force in the industry on a global scale. It's reputation for service excellence and world class standards of operation continue to be recognized as the group grows from strength to strength, opening new offices around the world.
A joint venture initiative between the directors of the Hong Kong based Pacific Bridge Services Ltd and Singapore's Famous Freight Forwarding (S) Pte Ltd saw the emergence of our parent company, which has, since then, seen the Famous Pacific Group become a major force in the industry, on a global scale. It's reputation for service excellence and world-class standards of operation are constantly recognized as the group goes from strength to strength, opening new offices around the world.
The result of a joint venture initiative between the directors of the Hong Kong based Pacific Bridge Services Ltd and Singapore's Famous Freight Forwarding (S) Pte Ltd, our parent company was born. The Famous Pacific group has, since then, become a major influence in the industry, on a global scale. As the group continues to grow in stature and strength, opening new offices around the world, its reputation for service excellence and world-class standards of operation precedes it.
Big Company Benefits
As an international freight forwarder and NVOCC, handling all facets of international cargo movement, FPS (SA) offers its clients the following benefits:
Buying Power and stability of an international network
Flexibility, enabling the constant development of new services and systems
Service Excellence and quality associated with the Famous Pacific Shipping name
Professional Advice on freight rates, route selection, various modes of transportation, as well as current, global regulations
Member of Durban Chamber of Commerce
March of Technology
FPS (SA) draws its distinction from competitors in the local market, not only by the strength of its international connections, but also via access to state-of-the-art international technology. We are currently in the process of installing an in-house, cutting-edge track and trace system that will allow total control of any cargo from any point of origin, throughout transit, to its final destination. This means that clients, through utilization of this system, will be able to track the movement of their shipment(s) directly, over the internet, from the comfort of their home or office.
Durban Container Terminal is the largest in Africa, handling in excess of 900 000 TEU's per annum. An ideal hub terminal for containerized cargo from the Indian Ocean and Pacific Rim, it serves as a dispatch centre for the distribution of goods to South Africa, and all main African centres.
The Operations Centre
Strategically located in Durban, Africa's biggest and busiest port, FPS (SA) has its packing depot situated at close proximity to the harbour, customs and the confluence of major, road transport routes. This prime location facilitates the rapid processing of all freight, as well as hands on control of all storage, transit and handling requirements.
Our packing depot and warehouse is utilised for the on-forwarding of both transshipment cargo and local export cargo. FPS (SA) loads its own groupage containers destined for various destinations, handling them and tracking their progress with extreme care.
Service is our strength
As a new but rapidly growing company, FPS (SA) is constantly striving to improve performance and efficiency for our clients. We are driven by our belief in the magic of thinking big and our philosophy of "Service First". All our Staff are experienced and dedicated, aiming to ensure that no matter how big or small a task, it is done to highly-exacting international standards.