The South African Association of Freight Forwarders

Please Note: Members of the public should be aware that SA Freight & Logistics, South Start Shipping Line and South African Rapid Shipping are neither members of the South African Association of Freight Forwarders nor associated with them in any way. The Association accepts no responsibility for any dealings which members of the public may have with these entities.

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Freight Forwarding plays an essential role in international trade and our members are dedicated to facilitating this activity through their involvement in the management of transportation, customs clearing, documentation, third party payments and many other elements of international supply chains. We call the freight forwarder the “architect of transport”. Globalisation and the need to reduce cost over the entire supply chain have re-focused the freight forwarder in ways that are innovative and functional.

SAAFF provides material support and added value to its members to enhance the level of service these members are able to offer their trading customers.

Our Vision

“To be an internationally-recognised professional members’ organisation facilitating international trade.”

Our Mission

“To provide professional recognition and registration for qualified members, and develop international trade expertise.”

SAAFF Adds Value By

“Encouraging integrity, professional functioning, leadership and delivery of results.”

Code of Conduct

SAAFF encourages the highest level of moral and ethical conduct of its members. As freight forwarders and customs clearing agents, the services provided by members impact greatly on the success or otherwise of their clients shipments, the correctness of declarations and documents, transit times, accurate payments to third parties, and a host of other factors within the international supply chain. To this end, members are required to accept and abide by a Code of Ethical Conduct, to sign a certificate confirming this, and to display prominently a copy of such certificate in a public area of every office where they trade.