About us

SAFWAF MPV is a fully independent, reliable and regular multi-purpose liner shipping service from South Africa to West Africa. This MPV  service has been in continuous existence for more than 2 decades. The SAFWAF MPV service seeks to provide value by providing cargo interests with efficient and cost effective multi-purpose cargo solutions. The service presently calls Cape Town, Durban and Walvis Bay on the Southern African coastline and at Matadi, Boma, Pointe Noire and Luanda/Sonils terminal in West Africa on a scheduled basis. Port Gentil, amongst other ports on route up to Dakar are offered on an inducement basis. The service accommodates for bagged and unitised cargoes, conventional cargo e.g. vehicles, machinery, transformers, oil and gas consignments, min bulk, rail cargo and steel structures and containers.

All vessels are geared and have a heavy lift capacity of up to 160 tons. Full IMDG/IMO capable enabling acceptance of all IMO classes including IMO 1 and IMO 7. Cargoes are uplifted on a liner, spot and contract of affreightment basis.

SAFWAF MPV have offices in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg and the MPV personnel and agency network have extensive experience and expertise in operating in developing West Africa, making providing solutions in difficult areas our specialty. The dedicated trade management is locally based in South Africa offering prompt response times and decisions and direct customer interface where required, the present Line Management of SAFWAF MPV is jointly held by James Lewer and Pamela Yerushalmy- well known professionals in The SA Maritime Industry with vast exposure to shipping in West Africa.

Ownership of SAFWAF MPV is held by Fairseas International, a shipping and freight logistics group based in Cape Town, established in 2005 and who acquired the SAFWAF MPV service from Safmarine effective 1 February 2016.Fairseas are BIMCO owner members and have uplifted in excess of 4 million freight tons since their inception . The core services of Fairseas are focused on regional and international bulk and breakbulk seafreight chartering and brokering activities, freight management and logistics and providing consultancy services to cargo interests and parties invested in shipping activities