Shipping line Safmarine

Safmarine is a well-known, and respected name in international shipping.

The company has grown significantly since its formation in 1946 and is today one of the leading north/south operators offering container and breakbulk shipping services to many parts of the world.

While widely acknowledged as a north/south trade and Africa specialist, Safmarine is expanding its services into the east/west trade lanes, with many new trade routes having been added to its service network since becoming part of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group.

Safmarine is today represented in more than 130 countries throughout the world, with more than 1800 dedicated Safmariners providing personalised shipping solutions.

A full service network of Group-owned agents is located in all markets served and the profile of our staff in terms of experience and their relationship approach to customers is unique to the industry.

Safmarine's fleet of owned and chartered vessels transport in excess of 1,500,000 teu annually. A diverse range of product is shipped and temperature-controlled, commodity and out-of-gauge shipments are handled with special expertise.

Furthermore, Safmarine has been recognised for its humanitarian and environmental work, particularly pertaining to the highly acclaimed 'Containers in the Community' programme.

New vessels, new trade routes and new E-Commerce initiatives are set to boost growth even further.

Safmarine, as part of the largest liner shipping group in the world, has access to the most modern vessels, containers and world class global information systems.

We have recently taken delivery of many new container vessels for our core Africa services, with more container vessels joining our fleet in the years ahead.

Safmarine is also leading the way when it comes to shipping on-line and personalisation has been the key to increasing the number of on-line transactions, particularly in countries where there are infrastructural limitations. Currently Safmarine's customers in over 100 countries have registered to do business on-line.

Working closely with our customers to meet and exceed their ocean transportation needs, Safmarine intends continuing its growth and strong performance - even in challenging times.

Products and Services

Safmarine's corridors offer direct calls to a wide range of ports on our core routes; but all our trade lanes link with each other to offer through-carriage across the globe. The focus is on schedule reliability and fast transit times to complement the services Safmariners provide onshore.

We offer:
  • Containerised, breakbulk, multipurpose and project shipment Intra-Europe short sea.
  • Specialised logistics, warehousing and intermodal transport services.
  • Through-transport from and to multiple inland container depots.