The South African Association of Freight Forwarders



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 the leading authority in the Freight Forwarding industry, achieving local, regional and international recognition.

Our Mission

To lead strategic initiatives that deliver successful outcomes through service, information and advocacy.

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.