7th May 2021- Today, the South African Supplier Diversity Council (SASDC) would like to congratulate Swift Worldwide Logistics, a proudly South African Freight Forwarding company with level-1 B-BBEE compliance on successfully partnering with BBC Chartering to move equipment, that will be fitted onto what will become, the world’s largest diamond recovery vessel in the world.

Last week, the multipurpose heavy-lift vessel BBC PEARL, operated by BBC Chartering, successfully loaded two tower units and accompanying accessories in the Port of Tallinn, Estonia. Swift Worldwide Logistics entrusted the German multipurpose and heavy shipping specialist BBC Chartering with the transport of this equipment weighing a total of 423 metric tons from Estonia to South Africa.

Says Trevor Govender, Managing Director of Swift Worldwide Logistics, “This was a great opportunity for us to handle a project shipment of this type providing an end to end solution for our client. Normally the freight forwarding opportunities for these types of shipments are afforded to foreign companies based at the point of origin of the cargo, so it is quite a big thing that a black-owned South African company has been afforded the opportunity to handle this and showcase our capabilities.  Swift Worldwide Logistics has been in operation for 35 years and have grown from strength to strength. I can also say that since certifying with the SASDC, our opportunities and visibility has increased and enabled our mission of growing strong global partner networks which allow us to offer our clients world class end to end freight solutions.”

Says Gary Joseph, CEO of the SASDC, “The primary goal of the SASDC is to promote supplier diversity by encouraging, supporting and assisting its member corporations to open up procurement opportunities and progressively increase their transactions with certified black-owned businesses.  This is an incredible milestone achievement for Swift Logistics and we hope they grow from strength to strength serving as an inspiration for more black businesses to participate and benefit in the opportunities of a global economy.”

Visit  https://www.swiftwl.co.za/news/ for more on this milestone achievement