Ensign Shipping & Logistics is a leader in the supply chain industry providing more than 20 years of uncompromised service across the shipping and logistics industry. Ensign prides themselves on delivering out of the box solutions for your everyday logistical problems, successfully operating contracts for some of South Africa’s largest organisations.
Recently Ensign has expanded their services into Southern Africa. Ensign looks forward to partnering with your business to ensure efficient service and growth of your company.
Each commodity requires special needs such as agricultural machinery, transport specific needs and powerful shipping equipment operated by skilled professionals. Local regulations against cross border authorities can also complicate time and budget concerns by derailing your shipment schedules and adding permits and fees to your expenses. Keeping a competitive edge in the industry means staying ahead of the unexpected and trusting the right people to move your goods. The following images show the different processes where Ensign can deliver their main services:
Ensign operates within 4th party logistics within several large supply chains in the wheat, malt, lucerne and maize industries. The company has its own fleet of skeletal tipper trailers which it uses to tip and deliver bulk agricultural commodities within the KZN area. Ensign currently contracts approximately 200 000mts of product per annum.
We tailor storage for your specific business’ needs in Durban, Richards Bay, Johannesburg and Cape Town. When you trust a company with warehousing your goods, you need to know where your products are at all times, and you need to know if they’re in the right hands. Our facility in Richards Bay is situated 5.8km from the port. The property consists of 35 000m2 of “A” Grade warehousing space with a weighbridge on site.
At Ensign the handling is designed with great skill to serve the product with much more care and competence. Ensign is dedicated to supply the most skilled staff and tools to the agricultural industry, to make sure the product is not in danger of contamination. controlling the birds, temperature, insects, mould infestations. The loading as well as the offloading is much easier and at a lower cost for you. This means more savings than you expect.
Having played a major role in vessel operations over the past 20 years, Ensign has more than 50 years’ combined experience of quayside discharge operations; transportation of product and understands the urgency (of the matter) of a vessel that has berthed. The team have long-standing, well tested relationships with the most reputable carriers and owners. We journey with our customers through the process, advising and guiding as necessary.
The shipping industry is as competitive as ever. We will negotiate on your behalf to ensure your product is carried appropriately with reliable carriers and at competitive rates. Our team has more than 60 years’ combined experience in sea freight and therefore understands the intricacies of transporting your product in this way. Containers: LCL and FCL shipments worldwide.
This plays an extremely important role with agricultural products and Ensign ensures that the quality of your product is not compromised in any way. Our storage facilities are also accredited by PPECB and can therefore also import and export grain products. With more care than you expect your product to have, Ensign is proud to have: a in house qualified Pest Control officer registered to the Department of Agricultural of South Africa, a Health and Safety officer and an Occupational Safety Practitioner register with IOSM, who assists in providing the following high end value added aspects:
Umhlanga (Head Office) : One on Lunar, 1D Umhlanga Ridge Boulevard, Umhlanga New Town Centre, 4319
Richardsbay : 25 Duralumin Duct, Alton, Richards Bay, South Africa
Phone: +27 (0)31 941 9015