Pacific Freight Line’s Ships Agency offices in Cape Town, Durban  manage the shipments and cargo for a diverse portfolio of shipping clients, across diverse industry sectors. This established ships agency uses its extensive experience and expertise in the maritime sector to deliver outstanding port, customs and freight services.

With over 100 years of collective experience in the ships agency industry, there are a number of reasons why you should choose us as your ships agency:

  • Operational staff who are conversant in several international languages including English, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Ukrainian, German and Chinese.
  • Quick and cost-effective arrangement of ancillary services (repairs & dry-dockingbunkers and lubricants, etc.) through vetted and approved outsourced contractors.
  • Competitively priced ships agency services.
  • Regular handling of the following:
    – Bunker vessels
    – Antarctic expedition and oceanic research vessels
    – Project Cargo
    – Seismic vessels
    – Offshore supply vessels/tugs
    – Reefer vessels
    – General cargo vessels
    – Bulk vessels for discharge/load
    – General and project cargo
    – Dry-docking vessels
    – Off-port limits calls
    – Fishing vessels of various descriptions



Pacific Freight Line’s crew services turn what can be a complex aspect of vessel management into a seamless process.

An essential aspect of Pacific Freight Line’s marine crew services includes full crew repatriation facilities, flights, hotel accommodation, travel agents etc. Providing efficient transport and comfortable accommodation facilities is all part of Pacific Freight Line’s crew services.


Off-Port Limit service avoids port call costs and possible delays, with vessels serviced whilst they remain steaming.  The vessel does not reduce speed during this operation.  OPL Service at the ports of Cape Town and Durban includes launch or helicopter which is available 24/7, 365 days a year.

Pacific Freight Line’s Shipping Agency also offers Off-Port Limits Service in Walvis Bay where the service is restricted to launch only.




Cape Town offers multiple repair facilities suitable for many different vessel types and sizes. The dry-docking and repair facilities are owned by the parastatal Transnet National Ports Authority but all engineering, refrigeration, hydraulics, general repairs and maintenance work during a dry-docking in the port of Cape Town is carried out by private contractors.