SAAFF 2018 took place in Cape Town at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from 29 to 30 August 2018. The biennial SAAFF Congress brought together the freight forwarding and customs-clearing industry as well as government departments and parastatal institutions responsible for matters such as customs, ports, health and safety, border control, cargo handling, security at terminals and airports, and road legislation.
Stakeholders delivering essential services to the industry such as marine insurance, IT services, warehousing, and transport were also in attendance.
Via panel discussions and presentations the Congress represented a comprehensive dialogue which provided insightful guidance to members and stakeholders.
The two-day Congress provided members and stakeholders with a professional and structured environment in which to network and included an enjoyable social aspect in the form of a gala dinner.
The South African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF) is a national association that is a non-profit organisation governed by a constitution. SAAFF’s mission is to lead strategic initiatives that deliver successful outcomes through service, information, and advocacy. We are striving to be the leading authority in the freight forwarding industry, achieving local, regional, and international recognition. We add value by encouraging integrity, professional conduct, leadership, and delivery of results.
Freight forwarding plays an essential role in international trade and SAAFF members are dedicated to facilitating this activity through their involvement in the management of transportation, customs clearing, documentation, third party payments, and many other elements of international supply chains. Globalisation and the need to reduce costs over the entire supply chain have re-focussed the freight forwarder in ways that are innovative and responsive: the freight forwarder is truly the “architect of transport”.