Why Tradestream?

We partner growth of our select clients through our comprehensive and competitive integrated international logistics, trade finance and  information technology, which are our competencies, to mutual benefit.

About Us

Tradestream is an independent and specialised Logistics Services Provider delivering first-class freight forwarding & clearing services, logistics management and trade finance, using state-of-the-art information technology systems.

We integrate logistics and trade finance into tailor-made solutions and offer the highest blend of reliability, speed of response, financial strength, information technology and logistics expertise.

Our Vision

To be a globally significant independent and specialised Logistics Services Provider in all areas of international logistics and trade finance services.

Our Mission

Partnering growth of our select clients through our comprehensive and competitive international logistics, trade finance and information technology competencies.

Our History

Tradestream was established in 1989, trading as Saxport Agencies, and acquired the business of Bolton Maritime that same year which focused on the export of break-bulk cargo from South Africa, primarily to the United States.

In 2006, the company increased its service offering to include a comprehensive range of freight forwarding and clearing services.

In 2010, warehousing and bonded cargo facilities were acquired in Johannesburg whilst expanding nationally with branches in the Durban, Cape Town and Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth) regions and formally entering the project logistics market.

In 2014, Tradestream Technology, a supply chain management software systems house, was acquired and Saxport Agencies was rebranded as Tradestream.

In 2016, the company disposed of the R&D portion of the Tradestream Technology business to its former directors.

In 2020, the company opened its Richards Bay branch.

In 2023, additional warehousing and office space was acquired adjacent to our head office in Johannesburg and today.

Tradestream operates under three strategic business units:

  • Tradestream Logistics
  • Tradestream Project Logistics
  • Tradestream Capital

Let’s start the conversation about your logistics and trade finance requirements.

Our Services

Global Reach

Tradestream is a member of the WCAworld,  the world’s largest and most powerful network of independent freight forwarders.

As a worldwide non-exclusive network, WCAworld is neutrally managed and operated to benefit every member company. With over 11,943 member offices in 195 countries around the world, the combined logistics might of the WCAworld membership exceeds that of even the world’s largest multinational freight forwarders.

Tradestream enjoys new, innovative, and high-value membership benefits and is also automatically covered by an extensive financial protection program in the industry, which allows us to conduct business with other WCAworld members with complete security and peace of mind.

Tradestream gains insight into industry-leading solutions to the problems faced every day, by even the best independent forwarders, and provides our clients the best range of solutions available anywhere, with unrivalled value.

Tradestream’s WCAworld networks include WCA Inter Global and WCA Projects.


Head Office
Cape Town
Richards Bay
USA Office