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Alliance appoints WGS as Cape Town agent

[ October 2, 2014   //   ]

Essex-based Alliance Group has appointed World Groupage Services (Cape) as its reciprocal NVOCC agency in Cape Town South Africa. Alliance says that the substantial levels of freight controlled by WGS will be added to the weekly FCL groupage services it operates into the region.

Alliance Group chairman, Gary Waller, said WGS has over two decades of local experience; MD Claude Nuttall has over 30 years’ experience in the industry in South Africa

Waller added: “Our appointment of Seacargo earlier in the year, (who are reciprocal agents to WGS), to handle our Durban & Johannesburg traffics along with African Transit in Port Elizabeth and the sterling services provided by our IATA airfreight and FCL agents Barloworld, now gives us an excellent local on the ground coverage across Southern Africa. Following this new appointment in Cape Town, WGS have already routed substantial cargoes into our weekly services, and as such they have already demonstrated that they are an excellent fit for our local needs in the Cape.”

Alliance has been involved in the South Africa trade for nearly 40 years. Waller added: ” and even though the SAR is going through a very bad time at present, Alliance is still loading weekly groupage boxes to Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town, along with weekly airfreight consolidations.”

“We celebrate 40 years in the business in 2015” continued Waller, “and as such our longevity in part is most certainly due to the excellent overseas agencies that represent our interests. We feel that Claude Nuttall and his team undoubtedly assist us in the growth of our services to the region offering fast direct (non transhipment) sailings and highly competitive rates, especially to co-loading agents. The market needs a shake up with complacency rife, Alliance can provide clients with the level of service balanced by competitive rates that they need, with UK wide receiving depots, competitive FOB charges and unbeatable ocean freight rates.”

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