Stevedoring Division

Cargo Handling Specialists is a licensed Stevedoring Company that is authorised to work in the port of Cape Town.

We are specialists in project cargo and OPL work.

Other services within this division:

  • Containers
  • Breakbulk


Cargo Handling Specialists is a licensed Stevedoring Company and specialize in breakbulk cargo. Our first stevedoring job was 13 000 tons of cargo for the new British Antartic base. We supplied the packaging, transport of 90 abnormal loads into the port where we offloaded and brought it alongside the vessel. We also loaded and secured the cargo.

Our next job was the RMS St Helena and we are now in our 5th year. We supply loading and unloading of passenger luggage and necessary cargo (break bulk and/or containers).

At the end of 2012 we secured about 900 tons of drill and riser pipe on barge in Koega, PE that was towed to Mozambique. Our scope of work was to assist in positioning of lashing points, place of dunnage and the lashing and securing of the cargo. We use soft lashings and our pneumatic tentioner together with the Cordstap lashing system to ensure all cargo arrives intact at its destination.

We provide stevedoring services to the oil and gas industry: receiving cargo, repacking when necessary and loading working boats for passing rigs.

We are also able to accommodate transfers of out of gauge cargo in the port, either from flatrack to trailer or vice versa.


Other Services Offered:

Crating, Packing, Wrapping, Palletizing, Transport, Container Loading and Unloading, Crane Truck Hire, Rigging, Heat Shrinking, Project Management & full logistics for Project Cargo, Hazardous Packing Sea & Airfreighting, Trem Cards, Warehousing.