Trans Maritime Limited


Our commitment to the Malawian Traffic has confirmed our position as one of the leading ocean Freight Forwarding companies in Malawi.

Handling well over 300 TEUS by ocean from Multiple Origins (including Far East/ UAE/ Europe and Australia) and over 500MT of LCL cargo from RSA every month, we provide value added services to over 200 private and publicly listed clients.

  • Import and Export
  • Ocean & Sea Freight
  • Break-Bulk Services
  • Door to Door Deliver with Seamless thru BL Service
  • Project Cargo Handling
  • Road Freight
  • Customs Clearance
  • Twice weekly Groupage / Consols service RSA to Malawi
  • Inland Container Depot Facility
  • Warehousing BT/ LLW/ Mozambique/ RSA / DAR
  • Tailor made containerised shipping solutions from storage, packing to shipping and delivery

Temporary stores

Our Blantyre/Lilongwe Consoles Division (LCL Division) warehouses are customs-approved, enabling us to provide storage facilities while the payments of duty or VAT are being deferred until the goods in question are entered into “free circulation”.

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Consolidation/Road freight

We have extended our services to the South African Market by providing Weekly LCL/ FCL/ FTL Services to and from South Africa with Named Day services to Blantyre and Lilongwe. A dedicated Consoles Division operates this service and has established Trans Maritime as a reliable operator for the route. We now can offer services from Far-East and Europe on LCC basis.


Cargo Handling Facilities (Including Heavy Lift Facilities on Request)

We are equipped to handle all types of unitized and conventional cargoes including motor vehicles. We also provide heavy lift facilities up to 80 tonne subject to 48 hours’ notice. Additional services such as, cartage, packing or rebagging are also available.


Air freight

As appointed agents for Expeditors/Ceva Logistics/FWC/Thrutainers/Afristar (to name a few), Trans Maritime negotiates favorable freight rates with the major commercial airlines and cargo carriers. This enables us to offer shippers and importers competitive import and export Air Freight Services via a global network that links Malawi with major trade routes.



Trans Maritime offers a comprehensive warehousing and distribution service from their warehousing facilities located in Chirimba (ICD). Blantyre (CBD) and Lilongwe. The warehouse facilities are equipped to handle a wide range of products including heavy lift facilities. Trans Maritime is one of the few freight forwarders in Malawi that offers a dedicated shipping, warehousing and distribution service for various types of cargo. We are also able to arrange warehousing in Beira and Nacala on special request.

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ICD (GMS container terminals)

Trans Maritime has exclusive access to GMS Container Terminals ICD which allows us to complete import or export customs clearance on site, for FCL or LCL cargoes moving in transit to or from Malawi. The GMS Containers Terminals facility is a state of the art facility with 20 sqft of warehousing, complete with rails, siding and gantry crane. This delivers a convenient one stop solution for various forms of cargo handling. Trans Maritime owns a fleet of trucks and 20 - 40 foot trailers for rapid delivery of cleared cargo to our clients.

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Bonded storage

With our extensive knowledge of managing road freight throughout Southern Africa, Trans Maritime delivers a fast efficient service to meet our clients’ requirements. Express services available as and when requested. Customs clearance is provided at every port and at our Bonded warehouse and ICD facilities. Our strong partnerships with major transporters and rail networks in the region enable us to provide trucking solutions to and from Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.


Sea freight

Our volumes of containerized imports means that we have developed excellent working relationships with all major shipping lines, enabling us to negotiate excellent rates for moving FCL (Full Container Load) shipments to and from world points. Trans Maritime ships diverse cargo and have long standing partnerships with numerous businesses for their sea freight requirements. We ship machinery vehicles, outsized and abnormal cargo, chemical, foods, textiles, electronics, sugar, tea, pulses, metals, timber, various forms of raw materials for industry. Our in-depth knowledge of the shipping industry and its legislation ensures an efficient and professional freight forwarding experience.

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Tea blending plant

In line with extending our range of services , we have installed a full Tea Blending Plant, the specific requirements and custom design was manufactured in India and professionally installed in Malawi.
With Variable Frequency Drive , Magnetic Dust collection and fully automated service – its the only Tea blending plant of its kind in Malawi and surrounding immediate region.
With our ICD depot planned around the design to handle Bulk cargos like Tea, we are able to provide a unique one stop solution allowing receipt , storage , blending , packing and transport by Rail or Road all from one site.