Always in Motion:

GTM + Trade Ocean

Published On: May 2nd, 2016

When we wanted to extend our GTM Automotive Services product to our customers in South Africa and beyond, we immediately asked Trade Ocean to join our automotive logistics team.  A well-established freight forwarder, Trade Ocean offered demonstrated capabilities and global reach.

Founded in 2006, Trade Ocean maintains offices in South Africa and Namibia. Trade Ocean’s diverse capabilities range from ocean freight ancillary services and research expeditions to expedited air and ocean transport. In addition, Trade Ocean’s multilingual staff members’ fluency in ten languages allows the company to expertly transact business with any international partner.

Trade Ocean

Trade Ocean’s award-winning services also include specialization in dangerous and perishable cargo; handling of seismic, bunker, and research vessels; and full service dry dock and repairs. Trade Ocean is accredited by the Department of Customs and Excise and has won global awards for its responsiveness and regional leadership.

Together, Global Transportation Management and Trade Ocean offer premium international logistics services to clients in South Africa and Namibia. With its full scope of transportation offerings and proven knowledge of the automotive market, Trade Ocean is a natural partner to serve our global automotive customers.

Both Global Transportation Management and Trade Ocean are independent freight forwarders. Our staff carefully manages our customers’ cargo, meeting all logistics and supply chain needs. We’re confident our partnership results in work that favorably compares to that of larger companies.


Our affiliation also reaches beyond our respective nations. We’re both hand-picked members of the Elite Global Logistics Network (EGLN), which identifies and connects premium freight forwarders to customers around the world.

Further, we both work closely with automakers and auto suppliers, so we understand this key industry quite well. Together, we’ve developed a premium, global, door-to-door automotive product. We serve our customers by drawing upon our individual service offerings and assets, including our trucking fleet, customs clearance expertise, and large contracts with key international ocean and air carriers.

The GTM/Trade Ocean team embodies excellence across all transport modes, ensuring your shipments arrive safely and on time. Our clients value our proven reliability and exceptional customer service.

Contact us today to discuss how our global partnership can enhance your business.