Seaclad Maritime and Seahorse Maritime V2

Seaclad Maritime and Seahorse Maritime V2

Seaclad Maritime and Seahorse Maritime offer a full range of shipping services – including ships agency services, liner trade operations, project logistics management and clearing and forwarding. Service excellence and world-class shipping expertise have become the hallmarks of Seaclad Maritime and Seahorse Maritime.

The company has a highly personal, hands-on approach. All the company directors are working directors, ensuring high levels of management, control and service. Every customer has a direct line of communication to the director in charge of their project. Key decisions are always taken at the highest level, without delay, so there are no costly hold-ups or frustrating uncertainties.

Our hands-on approach has helped perfect our customer management techniques and honed our ability to adapt rapidly to changing circumstances. It has been the key factor in our continuing success and has helped us set new standards of customer care and confidence in the shipping services industry.


Established in 1987, Seaclad Maritime specialises in ships agency, owners/charterers representation, cargo operations and general husbandry.

The main reason for our success has been the wide range of shipping experience brought to all projects by working directors and operational staff. Our directors have years’ of practical experience in both liner and non-liner agency representation, and provide ship owners, shippers and importers with the highest levels of personal service and attention.

Our head office is strategically situated in Durban, the busiest port on the continent. Offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, together with representation in other centres, has created a network which enables Seaclad Maritime to effectively cover the whole of the South African market. We also have a network of appointed agents in countries to the north of South Africa.


Seahorse Maritime was formed in 1990 as a project management/logistics management subsidiary of Seaclad Maritime. The company’s success has led to an expansion of its services into the fields of customs clearing and forwarding.

Seahorse Maritime takes pride in its ability to expedite the movement of cargoes arriving at, or leaving from, South African ports, providing a personal, hands-on service to its customers.

A well-established, worldwide network of agents, specifically selected to provide an extension to the high standards of service provided by Seahorse Maritime, ensures that every project remains under our personal supervision and care, from start to finish.

Knowledge and experience of international transport and local customs formalities ensures we can offer our customers cargo movements at the most cost-effective rates.

We also act as a port agent for shippers and receivers of goods based in the landlocked countries to the north of our borders. Cargoes are moved efficiently from the ports, via road or rail, to final destinations within South Africa and beyond.

Our services include:

Airfreight, export shipments, insurance, packing, crating, containerisation, transport to/from ports of loading/ports of discharge, customs formalities and ocean transport. In short, a total logistics company offering door-to-door movements, worldwide.

Seahorse Maritime is a member of the South African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF) and the KwaZulu Natal Association of Freight Forwarders (KZNAFF).