Supply Chain Management – Global Freight Forwarding

The transportation and logistics industry has evolved into an environment supported by a wide variety of service providers, who are successfully delivering a full complement of services – air, ocean, ground, brokerage and logistics – in an integrated package. More and more of our customers are seeking to consolidate their vendor base as a means to limit administrative responsibilities and maximize costs and efficiencies, while building long-term relationships.

At Supermaritime, we recognize the need to drive profit through performance to achieve the lowest total cost of goods and services for our customers. As a focused and dedicated logistics provider, our flexible business model is recognized for its success by many of our – often maritime industry related – clients.

Supermaritime leverages its broad range of services and geographic presence in key areas such as Western and Southern Africa to foster and expand relationships with new and existing customers. Our Company’s industry professionals use these resources to deliver transportation and logistics solutions and improve supply chain performance.

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Timely and accurate information is essential for our customers to succeed and expand in today’s marketplace. Having served the maritime industry with global forwarding services since two decades, our robust forwarding solutions take this key element of our industry into serious consideration.

Forwarding solutions are offered on an international level, offering cross trade solutions in addition to our local solutions in the various countries in which we operate. We encourage and support the development of standard operating procedures, and based on ISO 9001-2008 principles, our Company redefined formal quality improvement processes. Using these processes along with a highly motivated staff, Supermaritime maximizes efficiencies throughout the supply chain and drives customer service initiatives.

The Company’s global network of over 35 offices in over 17 countries provides the foundation of Supermaritime’s international freight forwarding operations. For services in countries where our group does not operate owned facilities our freight forwarding teams can rely on the members of the well-established Elite Global Logistics Network (EGLN). As a member of the Elite Global Logistics Network (EGLN), our actual global reach extends across over 305 cities in 130 countries with combined Annual Revenues of USD 7.31 Billion, and 23.869 experienced and capable staff in over 551 offices.

While Supermaritime uses commercial airlines, air cargo carriers and ocean vessels for international forwarding, customers can also take advantage of Supermaritime’s value-added services such as import/export documentation, export packing and crating, cargo assembly / marshaling, consolidation. Our Clearing & Forwarding Services in Africa are managed and supervised by an experienced team of Supply Chain Professionals which is based in our Global Operations office in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Supermaritime’s Global Forwarding Services overview:

  • Local and International Freight Forwarding Services (including sea/air/road/rail freight services)
  • Local (Pan – African) and International Multi-Modal Transportation and Distribution Services
  • Local (Pan – African) and International Supply Chain Management Programs
  • Dedicated logistics account management for local and multi-national clients
  • Import and Export Customs Clearance, including placement of customs bonds
  • Ship’s Spares in transit services (also in various countries in Africa)
  • Local procurement services in certain countries / geographies
  • Warehousing and Storage (Yard) Services
Supermaritime Global freight Forwarding Services

Global Freight Forwarding Solutions offered in the Netherlands

Through its subsidiary, Supermaritime Forwarding BV (with its office in the port of Rotterdam), the group offers full scale Global Freight Forwarding services in the Benelux region.
A team of experienced freight forwarders offer flexible and cost-effective intermodal solutions to cater to your specific needs in terms of cost, transit time and routing. Through continuous improvement, we consistently devise new freight models and innovative solutions to meet your ever-changing business needs.

Our full scope of services include the below:

  • Ocean Freight
  • Air Freight
  • Road Freight
  • Rail freight
  • Customs Brokerage -import and export
  • Warehousing & Storage solutions

Project Freight Forwarding & Logistics / Industrial Project Handling

No matter how complex your project forwarding requirements, Supermaritime can step up to the mark. We manage complex and challenging projects on a daily basis and our dedicated team of Project Logistics Specialists are renowned for their proactive and dependable approach. In the past 14 years, we have facilitated and project managed the seamless and efficient movement of components for several different types of operations, using a combination of sea freight, air freight and distribution services.

Of particular value to our customers are the close relationships with international contractors, our experience in global project operations as well as our presence in the required areas of supplies. Many of our project managers and key personnel have worked at remote job-sites (often on the African continent), where they have gained their skills and experience in local and operational procedures and practices for international projects. The Project Forwarding Department is managed by a dedicated project group based in Rotterdam and employs project specialists at strategic locations around the world, and in particular in key operations areas in Africa. Our project group is characterized by a lean management structure, short reporting lines, and a committed local management staff.

The construction of industrial plants and large infrastructure projects, as well as the manufacturing of over sized equipment and modules, present highly challenging and complex transport logistics problems that often involve the transportation of very heavy and over sized loads. The Supermaritime Group have proven experience in this field, especially on the African continent and in the Benelux countries.
Based on our worldwide organization and our air and ocean freight transportation capabilities, we offer integrated turnkey project forwarding and logistics management services to various industries on a global scale.From the very beginning you can rest assured that your project will be delivered on time, on budget and with customer service which is second to none. Supermaritime personnel will oversee the entire project, from planning through feasibility studies, site surveys, route surveys, co-ordination, implementation, procurement of appropriate documentation, quayside / job site representation, right through to completion. You will be fully informed of progress at every stage and we will always endeavor to move your consignments in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible.

Project Forwarding Supermaritime

Supermaritime Project Forwarding & Logistics Services offered:

  • Project Consultancy
  • Cargo Inspection / Loadsurveys
  • Turnkey Transportation Solutions
  • Physical Surveys / Lashing Studies
  • Logistics Cost Analysis and Estimating
  • Marshalling, laydown, staging and assembly
  • Third Party Negotiation & Coordination of Air/Sea charters
  • Air/Sea Charters / Part Charters through own chartering department
  • Physical Materials Handling, incl. Heavy Lift and Out of Gauge Cargo Handling
  • Movement of Heavy Lift and Out of Gauge Cargo by road, rail and inland waterways in particular in Europe and in Africa


Supermaritime International B.V.
Global Sales & Operations Office

Visiting address
Stationsplein 45 A2-206
3013 AK Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Postal address
P.O. Box 29072
3001 GB Rotterdam
The Netherlands

tel.: +31 (0)10 2171 900
fax: +31 (0)10 2171 901