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With Our Industry-Leading SHEQ (Safety,
Health, Environment And Quality)
Standards, High-Tech Value-Driven
Solutions, Longstanding Track Record
And Unwavering Reliability, Cargo
Carriers Is Southern Africa’s Logistics And
Supply Chain Solutions Partner Of

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To be recognised as the preferred partner in supply chain and transport logistics solutions, and rated as the leader in our selected specialised markets.


Cargo Carriers was established in 1956 by Desmond Bolton. His two sons, Murray (Executive) and Garth Bolton (Executive), are actively involved in the Company.

When Cargo Carriers listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in 1987, the company was one of the largest privately owned transport operations in Southern Africa.

Our strategic focus shifted in 2002. Our vision was to become more than a reliable and efficient haulier, and we reinvented ourselves as a specialist logistics and supply chain service provider.

We have since created a service and value combination tailored to clients within those sectors that suit our unique capabilities and experience: Sugar, Steel, Powders, Fuel, Chemicals, Gas and Mining.

We also have a dedicated Supply Chain Solutions division offering a cost-effective trading business, and the supply and deployment of best-in-class logistics software and systems on both a consulting and implementation basis.

Today, our operations cover the entire SADC region, stretching from Cape Town in South Africa to Zambia.


To DELIGHT customers with effective and innovative supply chain solutions.


  • Was established in 1956 and was listed on the JSE in 1987. January 2019 the Company delisted from the Johannesburg Stock Exchange
  • In April 2019, the conversion of the Company to a private company was accordingly implemented – Cargo Carriers (Pty) Limited Registration number: 1959/003254/07
  • Holds the exclusive license in Africa for Symphony logistics software
  • Introduced SA´s first eco-friendly Euro IV fleet
  • Has been involved in the sugar industry since 1966
  • Won the Logistics Achiever Platinum Award for a B-BBEE programme in the sugar industry
  • Won the Gold Logistics Achiever Award for supply chain
    innovation in the clothing industry
  • Introduced 24/7 scheduling in the steel industry
  • Has over 3,500 wheels on the road
  • Was Mercedes-Benz´s biggest customer in 2010
  • Has an African footprint that stretches from Cape Town to the DRC
  • Won the 2013 Gold and Silver Logistics Achiever Award for Supply
    Chain Innovation and Optimisation