The South African Association of Ship Operators and Agents (SAASOA) represents Ship Operators and Vessel Agents. Its members are also members of various international shipping and ship’s agency organizations.

SAASOA is a full member of the Federation of National Associations of Ship Brokers and Agents (FONASBA). FONASBA is the only organisation representing the global ship agency and ship broking professions to “promote and protect the professions of ship agency and ship broking worldwide”, a task which it undertakes through dialogue with its member associations and its consultative status with International Maritime Organisation (IMO), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD),  the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and the World Customs Organisation (WCO).


Transnet is the largest and most crucial part of the freight logistics chain that delivers goods to each and every South African. 

Transnet is made up of the following operating divisions:

Transnet freight rail: 27 11 774 4944
Transnet rail engineering: +27 12 391 1301
Transnet national ports authority: +27 11 351 9002
Transnet port terminals: +27 31 308 8300
Transnet pipelines: +27 31 361 1300

Transnet has a critical role to play in furthering South Africa’s strategic and economic objectives and is actively refreshing its brand as it moves into new markets, expands and diversifies its service offering, and redefines its market position.