Core business

Imperial Cargo specialises in the movement of general freight across South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland. We also manage several warehouses on behalf of clients. We have a Namibian branch that specialises in the transport of general freight to and from Namibia to South Africa. Imperial Cargo also focuses on the distribution of loads from Windhoek to the south, north and coastal regions of Namibia.

About us

Imperial Cargo has the ability to provide companies with a comprehensive floor to door service at all times and to modernise the way in which companies take their products to the market. This will give your business with a competitive edge – a vital ingredient in today’s challenging and competitive market.

SHEQ compliance and control

Imperial Cargo protects, promotes and maintains the health and safety of all our stakeholders with regards to transport and warehousing and all of our other areas of operations. We take proactive steps towards conserving the environment and preventing pollution.

We have the following certifications:

  • ISO 9001
  • ISO 14001
  • ISO 22000
  • RTMS
  • OHSAS 18001
  • SQAS

Internal audits and management reviews are conducted regularly to measure compliance to procedures and ISO, as well as to set targets.


Freight and transport

Our dedicated fleet comprises the complete range of vehicles, including: taut liners, flat decks, pantechnicons, 8-ton taut liners and a moffett.

We offer primary and secondary transport of bulk, break-bulk and general cargo of hazardous, non-hazardous and specialised products, tipper transport, local and dedicated fleet solutions.

We employ world-class fleet management systems and satellite navigation, providing real-time information and visibility so that our clients are always up-to-date with the status of shipments.

Our seamless transport solutions and our ability to manage service levels between logistics service providers translates into improved efficiency and value for our clients, along with integrated supply chains and enhanced operational dexterity.

Warehousing and distribution

Imperial Cargo provides fit for purpose and client-specific warehouse storage solutions by managing and operating customised storage space. Our world-class facilities are operated by trained employees enabled by advanced technology systems, and deploy safe and purpose-built materials handling equipment.

By offering consolidated operations, we allow greater efficiency in warehousing, achieving tangible cost savings for our clients. If the scale, location or complexity of your business requires a dedicated solution, we have the expertise and infrastructure you need.

Through our large national network of warehouse and storage facilities, Imperial Cargo is able to offer its clients storage space located close to their largest customer base – wherever that may be. This translates into reduced costs and enhanced service levels for our clients as they meet the demands of their customers.

Supply chain management

Advisory services

Companies are increasingly faced with a growing demand to reduce their time-to-market, improve customer service and mitigate risk, all while reducing costs, increasing efficiency and optimising profit. Imperial Cargo is well positioned to assist clients in their endeavours to realise tangible business value through supply chain improvement and optimisation.

We provide supply chain consulting services across a wide range of industries, and offer not only an understanding of value chains, but in-depth knowledge of the various supply chain components. Our clients also enjoy the benefits of Imperial Logistics’ diverse asset base.

Technology services

Businesses today have the choice of so many different technological interventions but never have the risks associated with the wrong choice been as great. In today’s supply chain environment where the number of stakeholders is ever increasing, organisations want to ensure that their network partners not only have the skills and ability to leverage information technology in a practical and sustainable manner, but also the vision and capability to drive technology–led improvement throughout the supply chain.

What sets Imperial Cargo apart is our ability to design, build and implement powerful technology solutions that deliver real, measurable value in conjunction with Imperial Logistics. Working with our business partners and clients, we provide solutions that enable end-to-end client service beyond expectation. We give our clients a competitive advantage in their supply chains, with efficient and effective planning and operations based on solid IT infrastructure, to drive down total supply chain cost.

Our main focus areas

  • Supply chain transparency and traceability
  • Business-to-business collaboration, facilitating the flow of information and processes between stakeholders in the supply chain
  • Unique supply chain technology point solutions focusing on planning, operations, procurement, asset centric management and more, combining and leveraging the technology investments of the client.
  • Modelling and analysis solutions to provide insight for key supply chain decisions. Imperial Logistics’’ reputation as a leader in the application of information technology in the supply chain is reflected in a growing list of industry awards, as well as accolades from clients who have reaped tangible value through their partnerships with us.


Head office / Paarl depot

Tel: +27 21 868 9500
Fax: +27 21 868 9501
Donkervliet Street
Northern Paarl
Postal Address: PO Box 769, Northern Paarl, 7623

Bellville warehouse (Cape Town)

Tel: +27 21 951 5466
Fax: +27 21 951 5414
Mega Park C/O Peter Barlow and Mill Street

Port Elizabeth depot

Tel: +27 41 401 4600
Fax: +27 41 401 4644
8 Dudley Street
Port Elizabeth


Alrode depot (Johannesburg)

Tel: +27 11 439 0760
Fax: +27 11 864 6247
26 Flamink Street
Extension 7

Namibia depot

Tel +264 61 307 631
Fax +264 61 307 632
20 Rendsburger Street
Lafrenz Industrial

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