Custom Brokerage
and Documentation

Prompt customs brokerage services and advice for commercial shipments throughout South Africa and Globally

Customs Brokerage and Documentation

Customs Clearance

Customs is placing increasing responsibility on the importers and exporters to ensure compliance with all the customs formalities are being complied with in terms of the customs policies and regulations. Compliance with global statutory regulations can be complex, risky and costly if you get it wrong. As a SARS (South African Revenue Services) accredited customs broker, we proactively stay abreast of legislative and regulatory developments.

Macatlas Freight provides a full cost effective and timely customs clearing and forwarding range of services for air, sea and road freight nationwide. Beyond our shores, we can conveniently process all necessary country specific customs clearance requirements, through our worldwide agency network.

Our highly skilled and proficient team handles this crucial aspect of the international transport chain and ensures that the correct documentation is in place and all custom requirements are being complied with. Our customs clearing department has the knowledge, experience and expertise to ensure that our clients are provided with updated, professional advice on matters concerning the submission of documentation to customs. Experienced customs clearing personnel are available to assist with tariff classifications, customs rulings detailed costing and any questions you may need answered.

When trying to find ways to make transportation more efficient, customs clearance at border points and inland terminals have traditionally been a very important factor to Macatlas Freight. Sending your cargo to the correct destination in the best time would be pointless if the other vital parts of the process, is not taken care of.

Our electronic interfacing with the relevant authorities allows for the completion of customs clearance processes in the shortest time possible. Choosing Macatlas Freight assures you of accurate, speedy and efficient customs clearance and freight forwarding.

Freight Documentation

Our aim is to simplify the freight documentation process, guiding you through any cargo specific requirements while avoiding errors, resubmission fees and potential shipment delays.

We prepare and process a broad range of freight documents for all types of commercial cargo.


  • Import/Export customs clearance
  • Bills of Lading
  • Airway Bills
  • Certificate of Origin
  • ITAC Import/Export Permits
  • Phytosanitary Certificates
  • Fumigation Certificates
  • Cargo Insurance Certificates
  • C.T.O
  • Cargo Dues
  • Bill of Entry
  • Booking of vessels and placing of container for loading
  • Booking of Cargo Inspection
  • Managing and monitoring Customs stops and/or Customs detentions
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