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ABOUT VANGUARD LOGISTICS

VANGUARD LOGISTICS OFFERS A COMPLETE NON VESSEL OWNING COMMON CARRIER (NVOCC) AND LINER SERVICE WHICH INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Nationwide coverage for both imports and exports.
  • Offices in Durban, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth
  • Sales activity dedicated to route development through regular international visits
  • Trade route specialisation - focused attention on developing routes
  • Freight Receipt and documentation management
  • Claims processing
  • On forwarding to other Southern African countries and transshipments to Indian Ocean destinations
  • Multi destination containers within South Africa
icon quoteWith the ever increasing pace of business, you have to be proactive and innovative in the development of the products and services offered in the market place. Raymond Cutts icon quote

WHY DO BUSINESS WITH VANGUARD LOGISTICS

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VANGUARD LOGISTICS PRICING STRUCTURES

VANGUARD's up to date tariffs allow importers and exporters to produce proactive accurate cost plans.
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GLOBAL NETWORK OF RELIABLE AGENTS

VANGUARD's strengths are centred on our handpicked global network of leading NVO's, who provide highly professional business solutions for all customers needs.
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GLOBAL CONSOLIDATION SOLUTIONS

Our many years of experience and partnership with an established network provide Global Consolidation Solutions.
  • Global procurement – Global Forwarder
  • Global Platform – Global Forwarder who manages own consols
  • Niche' Market Services – Independent Forwarding network
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DIRECT SAILINGS

VANGUARD's commitment through investment in direct sailings has added numerous benefits to the customer base, Such as effective management of Inventory, cash flow, pilferage and lead times.
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CONFIDENTIALITY & NEUTRALITY

We respect our customers business and will treat all information with the utmost confidentiality and integrity it deserves.
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PARTNERSHIP

At VANGUARD LOGISTICS we see ourselves as a partner in your business and are dedicated building strong long term relationships with our customers. In a nutshell VANGUARD adds value to your business.
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INVESTMENT

VANGUARD has always demonstrated a commitment to invest heavily in the development of new products and services and is well aware of the consequences of failure to do so.
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SOPHISTICATED MANAGEMENT INFO

VANGUARD provides information systems that allow for reliable, accurate and timeous information which can reduce significant cost to your company in time and man hours.

THE PEOPLE

ROD TAYLOR

ROD TAYLOR

MANAGING DIRECTOR

32 years experience in the shipping industry.
LES MOL

LES MOL

FINANCIAL DIRECTOR

30 years financial experience.
RAYMOND CUTTS

RAYMOND CUTTS

SALES & MARKETING DIRECTOR

28 years experience in the shipping industry.

OUR HISTORY

In March 1995 we commenced our NVOCC operations and have grown steadily since establishing our first trade route from Italy. Our neutral NVOCC services now include, North West Continent, United Kingdom, Pacific Rim Australia and the Far East.

Our original focus was purely based on import services with the purpose of establishing credibility within the freight forwarding industry.

This having been achieved, we recognized that in order to compete as a front line NVO we needed to provide fully fledged services for both imports and exports. As our worldwide network of partners developed we committed ourselves to providing a high quality export service to various destinations.

In December 2005, ten years since our launch as groupage operators, a management buyout has seen us cutting ties with our parent company and taking over the financial reins.

While ILA has always functioned as a totally separate and independent entity, we believe that we now have an even stronger platform from which to operate. Through our established integrity and credibility in the market, we are now ready for further growth.

ILA now competes as equal to all other NVO's on imports and exports with all of South Africa's major trading partners and where possible with weekly and direct services.

In 2013, the dynamic growth of China and our positive approach to China Expansion led to ILA taking a significant strategic decision. To partner with Vanguard logistics Services. This partnership facilitated a well-developed integrated network of offices throughout the region. The regional strength of ILA in South Africa and that of Vanguard in China enabled the delivery of our core competencies to the individual markets without compromise.

In 2016 the successful partnership with the worlds farthest reaching neutral NVOCC led to the acquisition of International Liner Agencies.

In 2016, after a successful partnership with ILA representing VLS in South Africa, the worlds farthest reaching neutral NVOCC, Vanguard Logistics Services, acquired International Liner Agencies. With the largest global network of offices and worldwide end-to-end service capability, our reach expands further to 100+ countries and 24 000 points of presence. Our scale ensures Vanguard delivers the most direct shipments and fastest transit times available.

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VANGUARD: INTO AFRICA

Doing business in another country can be a minefield. Business cultures, different customs and language barriers can be frustrating, time consuming and potentially lead to financial losses. Let VANGUARD be your eyes and ears in Africa..Doing business in Africa is even more problematic. Due to the often inferior communication and transport networks, not to mention the red tape in dealing with different African countries and their various government departments, problems and delays are quite common.

Before you venture into Africa you should ensure that you have trusted allies that knows their way around the continent. VANGUARD is a company that operates from South Africa and understands Africa and the potential dangers in doing business here.

With VANGUARD being your eyes and ears in Africa you will be able to sleep well knowing that your needs are being looked after in very difficult trading conditions.

MILESTONES

1995

1995

ILA begin service as a neutral N.V.O.C.C. operator between Italy and South Africa.

1996

1996

ILA Extend services to Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and pioneers the first direct groupage service from Canada.

1997

1997

ILA commences services from Belgium and Pacific Rim then in September 1997 began our first export services to Australia and Mauritius out of Durban.

1998

1998

ILA Commences services to and from United Kingdom and to the USA.

1999

1999

ILA Cape Town commences export services to the UK, Antwerp, Australia, Mauritius and Singapore.

2000

2000

ILA import services now include Australia and Shanghai.

2001

2001

We expanded our services to include the Indian Sub Continent.

2002

2002

ILA expands Chinese services to include Dalian, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Xiamen and Qingdao.

2005

2005

ILA realises ambiton of becoming a totally independent NVOCC by concluding Management buyout from Pyramid Freight

2006

2006

ILA secures Craft Multimodal Brazil agency

2009

2009

ILA begins a service from Spain and Portugal

2010

2010

South Africa Hosts the World at the SWC

2010

2010

ILA opens up additional Mediterranean Services via Barcelona as a hub. These include, Southern France, Turkey and Egypt.

2011

2011

Startegic Global Alliances pave the way for Global consolidation Solutions. ILA forms alliances with "GCA" Members, Vangaurd Logistics Solutions and retains strategic independent niche' market partners to provide global consolidation solutions.

2013

2013

ILA partners with world's largest neutral consolidator in China and Hong Kong Vanguard logistics Services (VLS)

2014

2014

ILA partners with Vanguard Logistics Services throughout India, adding 18 points of presence on the Indian sub-Continent.

2015

2015

ILA enters the USA Trade in partnership with Vanguard Logistics, representing their OWS brand

2016

2016

Vanguard Logistics Services, the world’s premier neutral consolidator expands its owned network of offices with the acquisition of International Liner Agencies in South Africa.

1995

1995

ILA begin service as a neutral N.V.O.C.C. operator between Italy and South Africa.

1996

1996

ILA Extend services to Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and pioneers the first direct groupage service from Canada.

1997

1997

ILA commences services from Belgium and Pacific Rim then in September 1997 began our first export services to Australia and Mauritius out of Durban.

1998

1998

ILA Commences services to and from United Kingdom and to the USA.

1999

1999

ILA Cape Town commences export services to the UK, Antwerp, Australia, Mauritius and Singapore.

2000

2000

ILA import services now include Australia and Shanghai.

2001

2001

We expanded our services to include the Indian Sub Continent.

2002

2002

ILA expands Chinese services to include Dalian, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Xiamen and Qingdao.

2005

2005

ILA realises ambiton of becoming a totally independent NVOCC by concluding Management buyout from Pyramid Freight

2006

2006

ILA secures Craft Multimodal Brazil agency

2009

2009

ILA begins a service from Spain and Portugal

2010

2010

South Africa Hosts the World at the SWC

2010

2010

ILA opens up additional Mediterranean Services via Barcelona as a hub. These include, Southern France, Turkey and Egypt.

2011

2011

Startegic Global Alliances pave the way for Global consolidation Solutions. ILA forms alliances with "GCA" Members, Vangaurd Logistics Solutions and retains strategic independent niche' market partners to provide global consolidation solutions.

2013

2013

ILA partners with world's largest neutral consolidator in China and Hong Kong Vanguard logistics Services (VLS)

2014

2014

ILA partners with Vanguard Logistics Services throughout India, adding 18 points of presence on the Indian sub-Continent.

2015

2015

ILA enters the USA Trade in partnership with Vanguard Logistics, representing their OWS brand

2016

2016

Vanguard Logistics Services, the world’s premier neutral consolidator expands its owned network of offices with the acquisition of International Liner Agencies in South Africa.