Member Focus: SACO CFR

SACO CFR handles general cargo, personal effects, dangerous goods, temperature-controlled goods, pharma, outsized cargo, automotive, and vehicles. Some services are only available on an ATA service level.

Bonded facilities are dependent on the airlines. They do not have a cold storage facility, however, they can assist with these requests on a case-by-case basis.

Main import & export consol routes

Their main import routes include BRU, PVG, CDG, FRA, MXP, AMS, LHR, ATL, ORD, LAX, EWR, and SEA. The top 5 export trade lanes are NBO, LOS, ALA, LHR, and FRA.

Other frequent services

SACO CFR can offer pick-up, delivery, DG packaging, palletising, and fumigation services. Some of these services are done in conjunction with third-party service providers.

Why book cargo with SACO CFR?

They have offices in all 4 major cities in South Africa – Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth. SACO CFR is a top 10 exporter from South Africa, therefore giving them more buying power. They also have accounts with all airlines ex South Africa and can offer the best global service to their clients.

Current market situation and what sets SACO CFR apart from competitors?

Exports are returning to pre-Covid levels and capacity is starting to increase. Import rates are still high but have stabilised over the past 6 months and, as such, they are hoping to see a reduction in the freight rates from early 2023.

SACO CFR is 100% neutral, which provides customers with the peace of mind to know that their customers’ information is kept safe.

They also offer cross-border solutions via their road freight department with cargo flying into JNB that needs to move to neighbouring companies as an add-on airfreight service to our Network partners.

Thank you to JP Pretorius – General Manager Airfreight – SACO CFR for providing us with the information for this article.