Freight Forwarder, Africa, Air & Sea

DSV – Global transport and logistics
In 1976, ten independent hauliers joined forces and founded DSV in Denmark. Since then, DSV has evolved to become the world’s 3rd largest supplier of global solutions within transport and logistics. Today, we add value to our customers’ entire supply chain by transporting, storing, packaging, re-packaging, processing and clearing all types of goods. We work every day from our many offices in more than 80 countries to ensure a steady supply of goods to production lines, outlets, stores and consumers all over the world. Our reach is global yet our presence is local and close to our customers.  Read more at 

Location: Kempton Park

Job Posting Title: Freight Fowarder, Africa, Air & Sea
Time Type: Full Time

Main Purpose of The Role:

Responsible for compiling estimates / quotations from the DSV Global network into Zimbabwe, Zambia & Malawi – Via Durban, Beira, Walvis Bay & Dar Es Salaam.

Provide FOB estimates within 24 hours

Ex works estimates within 48 hours

Minimum Requirements:

Minimum of 5 years experience in Freight Forwarding.

Minimum of 2 years experience in Pricing / Estimates

Understanding of incoterms critical

Understanding of shipping line processes and requirements

Understanding of port charges and processes

Good communication Skills

Good e-mail etiquette

Ability to work under pressure

Ability to work in a team environment and unsupervised

Job requirements

Negotiate and Procure rates from ocean carriers.

Negotiate and Procure rates from 3PL services providers, such as port agents, transporters as well as origin stations.

Compile estimates / Quotations

Monthly reporting of conversion of estimates to business


Africa Cross Border Knowledge is advantageous.

Power Point and Excel Presentations and formulars

Load Configurations.

Knowledge of port processes and requirements, via Durban, Beira, Walvis Bay, and Dar Es Salaam


Matric – Essential

Computer packages

Cargo Wise an advantage

MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Disclaimer: Due to the high volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should an external candidate not hear from us within four (4) weeks following their application, they should consider their application unsuccessful. Strictly fair and non-discriminatory selection procedures will be followed. We use Affirmative Action (AA) measures in an endeavor to redress the disadvantages in employment experienced by designated groups. Where possible, preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act and in line with DSV’s Employment Equity plans. DSV reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time. 

DSV – Global transport and logistics

DSV is a dynamic workplace that fosters inclusivity and diversity. We conduct our business with integrity, respecting different cultures and the dignity and rights of individuals. When you join DSV, you are working for one of the very best performing companies in the transport and logistics industry. You’ll join a talented team of more than 75,000 employees in over 80 countries, working passionately to deliver great customer experiences and high-quality services. DSV aspires to lead the way towards a more sustainable future for our industry and are committed to trading on nature’s terms.

We promote collaboration and transparency and strive to attract, motivate and retain talented people in a culture of respect. If you are driven, talented and wish to be part of a progressive and versatile organisation, we’ll support you and your need to achieve your potential and forward your career.


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