Just over ten years ago Alpha Shipping, representing CQR in Johannesburg and Durban, South Africa, opened its doors for trading
Originally concentrating on liner agency, port agency and cargo broking, the company has diversified into many other different spheres of shipping, including freight forwarding, container sales and leasing, NVOCC, and tank containers. Starting with just four staff, there are now 25 employees based in Durban and Johannesburg. Many of those staff who joined in the first year still work for Alpha Shipping today.
“Loyalty and ethics are fundamental to our business,” says founder and joint managing director Richard Brook-Hart, “and everyone should be treated with equal respect; these are some of the reasons for our success, and why we became a member of Conqueror network”.
Conqueror would like to congratulate Alpha Shipping on this milestone and invite members with shipments in Durban and Johannesburg to get in touch with the Alpha Shipping team.
Alpha Shipping Agency in South Africa is proud to announce that they have been appointed as the agent for UES International (HK) Holdings, the Global container leasing company. The agreement was concluded on the 1st March and covers the entire continent of Africa. Commenting on the appointment, James Norman, container manager for Alpha Shipping stated that “the agreement with UES will add value to both companies, as we both seek to expand our activities into Africa”.
Alpha Shipping as a proud member of Conqueror Network will be keen to share the opportunity of offering one way leases and sale containers to other members as a means of creating added value to client requirements, and reducing supply chain costs.
We invite members to get in touch with the team.
Alpha Shipping Agency is delighted to announce that owner and joint MD, Richard Brook-Hart FICS was recently appointed as International Chairman of the prestigious Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. This was a great honour, especially to become the first person from South Africa to hold this position in the 102 year history of the ICS.
The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers has over 3000 members globally and is the leading provider of commercial shipping education worldwide, with over 6000 students sitting examinations in the past year.
The motto of the ICS is ‘our word, our bond’, and aims to promote ethics and professionalism in the shipping industry.
Alpha Shipping in South Africa is proud to be associated with the Conqueror Network, which espouses similar core values.