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01/11/2017

A new look for Pioneer Freight

Pioneer Freight’s branding has always been a strong representation of our core values and ethos. In the past years it has also shown the test of time sporting a look that could be regarded
01/11/2017

25 years down the line and the best is still to come

Starting out as a small idea of building something great, we can really see the hard work that has gone into Pioneer Freight. Pioneer Freight first started in 1992 as a door to door
01/11/2017

Holiday notice

A quick reminder to all our trusted clients. December is silly season and we all know what that means, increased shipments, staff taking leave and many a public holiday. With this we would like
01/11/2017

Pioneer Freight exhibits at the CTIFM 2017

The Cape Town international Film Market and Festival, a weeklong event for all of the film industry professionals, amateurs and students to learn from one another, network and soak in some culture attending movie
15/01/2018

The era of digital

In an era where customer service is key, it is understandable that the transport and logistics industry would make strides in improving this. By digitising and streamlining all processes, companies have not only seen
15/01/2018

Celebrating the loyal

To determine if a company is in fact a good company, one must always look at the staff, how happy are they and how long have they been there for. One thing that has
29/01/2018

16 February 2018 is Chinese New Year.

To all our trusted clients, please be aware that most suppliers in and around China will be on holiday a week prior, and after Chinese New Year on the 16th of February. This means
12/02/2018

How to know when a logistics company is the right one for you.

In many industries, once a business has grown enough, it reaches a point of growth where one begins to look internationally to gain a greater client base, or by seeking international suppliers for goods
12/02/2018

Rate Negotiations and how to go about it the right way.

Shipping costs often take up a big part of a major supply chain, it is here where rate negotiations take place to try and lower these costs. But when are clients taking negotiations too
05/03/2018

Packing tips to keep your shipment safe and problem free.

Parcels shipped to another country can often travel thousands of kilometres, it is essential to ensure that it is correctly packaged as to avoid damages caused in transit. International standards for packing are very
05/03/2018

2018 trends in logistics, what does this mean for the customer.

In an economy where customers are becoming more accustomed to shopping around for the best prices and the best service provider, the pressure is on to put the customers needs and demands first. This
07/05/2018

Exciting times ahead as we move over to a new operating system

With more than two years of planning, we are extremely excited and looking forward to the launch of our brand-new operating system effective 1 June 2018. Pioneer Freight always strives to be at the
04/06/2018

Tips to lowering your shipping costs.

Freight costs can often take up a big portion of operational costs for companies, as a company grows and expands, it is important to try and cut back at unnecessary costs that may be
04/06/2018

Moving up…into Africa.

Referred to as a continent of resilience and opportunity, and a continent with enormous potential for success, Africa is still one of the fastest growing continents in the world. With a steady economic growth
01/08/2018

There’s more to exporting wines than you’d think there is.

From an outsider’s perspective, shipping wine seems like a simple, seamless task. Wine is filled into flexi-tanks, tanktainers or bottles, packed onto pallets, and away it goes in some shipping container to the set
01/08/2018

Do you really need shipping insurance?

We’ve heard it all before, “It’s a small parcel, oh it doesn’t need insurance” or “this is the umpteenth time we’ve shipped something with no problem at all, it’s not necessary”. Although it’s not
01/08/2018

We struggled, we learned, we conquered!

It is one month since the change over to the new operating software, it’s been a period of learning new things for everyone here, as well as new challenges, but in the end, it
10/09/2018

We’ve been around the block for quite some time.

In the highly competitive world of film forwarding, experience and a good reputation of always being time for deliveries are what matters most. So, what makes Pioneer Freight one of the preferred freight agents…
10/09/2018

Freight forwarders – the invisible world of film production

Majority of film creation is a perfect mix of talent, hard work and dedication from producers, actors and film crew, but would the success of the film industry exist without the input of shipping
02/10/2018

The fascinating world of shipping cars

Shipping cars isn’t a new concept at all, there are so many corporations doing it daily. The one fact about importing and exporting cars is that not all cars that are imported can be
02/10/2018

Putting the spotlight on B-BBEE

With its inception in 2003, B-BBEE has become a natural first question to ask when considering any business with a local company. Understanding that for certain companies to be able to do work for
02/10/2018

Incorporating operational skills into sales.

Innovation in the 21st century is what differentiates the good from the better. So how does a company differentiate itself from the competition. Working with a business coach, Matthias Roberg, the decision was made
05/11/2018

Here’s to rubbing shoulders with prospective clients

Expo’s and film festivals are the easiest way for any logistics company, especially Pioneer Freight to make new connections as well as spread the company brand. In the past 2 months, we’ve been quite
05/11/2018

From the docks to your door

Over the past few months we have covered the beginning steps of a shipment, but what we have not covered, is what happens once a vessel reaches its destination.   The ship does not