May 5, 2020

Coronavirus Level 4 Update

This week sees a new week in the South African COVID-19 lockdown at level 4, starting a phased economic opening. Pioneer Freight continues as we have done over the past weeks of lockdown, with […]
June 1, 2020

The History of the Shipping Container created in 1956

Most people don’t understand or recognize the significance of the humble shipping container. Before shipping containers, all goods were manually loaded into sacks, barrels and wooden crates loaded directly onto cargo vessels – known […]
July 6, 2020

Interesting Things about the Freight Forwarding Industry

Still the Greenest Transportation Option You may think that vehicles as large as tankers and freight carriers have a pretty immense carbon footprint because they burn tremendous amounts of fuel throughout each trip. The […]
October 5, 2020

Peak Season is upon us

What is Peak Season in the Freight Forwarding Industry.  By definition, “it’s the time of year when a lot of people travel and prices are usually at their highest” This rings true for the […]
November 9, 2020


It is with much excitement and pleasure that Pioneer Freight begins a new partnership with Crowe DNA, our recently appointed Human Resources (HR) & Organizational Development (OD) service and support advisory team.  Crowe DNA […]
January 4, 2021

A final sign off to 2020

There is no doubt that 2020 was a challenging year for mankind throughout the world. It’s a year where at times we felt helpless, frustrated, confined and demotivated.  The COVID pandemic has affected all […]
March 8, 2021

Port Congestion – causes, consequences and impact on global trade

A port is a place within a harbour where a ship can dock for the purpose of handling commercial cargo or passengers or taking care of the ship’s requirements. Port is also a place […]
May 11, 2021

29 Years of Service Excellence

This month our newsletter is slightly different. Pioneer Freight now being 29 years in operation and with a national staff complement of 65, we are taking this opportunity to share briefly with you, our […]
June 7, 2021

An In depth look at our Cape Town Sea Imports Team

They say behind every successful business normally sits a brilliant group of people, working hard to stay on top. This is evident in the Sea Imports team here at Pioneer Freight Cape Town. This […]
September 28, 2021

Spring is the month for change

Spring has arrived at last. Cape Town in particular has been enjoying some of the most glorious days; warm, clear and fragrant with the scent of flowers. Two big events that take place during […]
June 23, 2022

A glimmer of hope is on the logistics horizon

Whilst there is so much on the go in the world of shipping and Logistics at the moment, we thought it a good idea to share some positive news and developments in a bid […]