Stella Shipping Services

Stella Shipping offers a variety of services. Read more about each of our services below.

Freight Forwarding

Stella Shipping offers the usage of its own House bill of lading. Using the Stella House bill has several advantages:

  • Registered with Brazilian customs.
  • Gives anonymity to the merchant.
  • Keeps freight rates confidential.
  • A worldwide network of agents.
  • Insured through Galleon of Lloyds London.
  • Control of the shipment is vested with the merchant.
  • Flexible - can be used with any line.
  • Documentation simple and straight forward.
  • Personalized service.

NVOCC Service

Stella Shipping operates its own fleet of containers.
This has three important advantages to the customer:

  1. Reduced ocean freight rates
  2. Reduced local charges
  3. Additional free demurrage days

Door to Door

We are able to offer door to door service to and from many ports worldwide using our global network of agents. We are particularly strong in West and East Africa, South America, East Asia and the United Kingdom.

Tank Containers

Worldwide Services, including South East Asia, North and South America, Indian Ocean Islands, East and West Africa, Australia and New Zealand and Europe. We offer a full range of services which include:

  • Servicing tanks
  • Leasing and tanktainer sales
  • Chemical and food grade tanks available
  • Experienced staff available to offer professional advice and backup
  • Depot facilities and maintenance provided
  • Door to door carrier haulage, road or rail
  • Tailor made solutions offering all types of bulk liquid equipment, including tanks, bitutainers and flexi tanks
  • We also can offer steam heating and other specialized services in the form of gas tanks
  • We are able, through our associates, to offer clean up solutions in the event of a spillage.

Bitumen Containers

We are able to supply bitumen tank containers (bitutainers). If required we can operate these on your behalf, or we can lease them to you.

Flexi Tanks

We can supply and fit flexi tanks as well as arrange the disposal of old flexi tanks through approved disposal sites. We can also arrange heating pads for flexi tanks.

Pollution Clean Up

We can arrange for pollution clean-up of chemical spillages from hazardous and non-hazardous cargoes.

Container lease & sales

We offer new containers or one-way units, as well as containers suitable for explosives shipments. We also offer the following container services:

  • Sale of second hand ISO approved containers.
  • Containers are CSC plated and ready for shipment.
  • We also have containers without CSC plates, suitable for land based use.
  • We have regular stock available in Durban / Johannesburg / Cape Town / Walvis Bay as well as other areas, including over seas.
  • Special equipment and reefer containers available on request.
  • Short and long term leasing of containers, all types and sizes including reefer, tank containers, open tops, flat racks and converted containers.
  • We are also able to sell container conversions suitable for offices, kiosks, ablution and messing facilities or any requirement you may have to suit your needs.
  • Transport and delivery of units can be arranged locally and globally.
  • Competitive prices.
  • Prompt delivery.
  • We will only quote/sell containers that we have in stock.


Port Agency

We offer chartering and port agency services in South Africa, West and East Africa. We are represented in all major ports in South Africa and with sub agents in West and East Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. Stella Shipping is a licensed port agent with the NPA, offering the following services:

  • Bunker attendance, including stemming of bunkers.
  • Crew changes - meet and assist, hotel accommodation and transport.
  • Ships spares (clearing through customs and transportation), stores, supplies and husbandry.
  • Dry docking and ship repair.
  • Off port limits ships agency attendance.
  • Armed security, anti piracy measures and stowaway searches can be provided.

Cargo Speciality

  • General containers.
  • Reefer containers.
  • IMDG cargo (All classes), with specialist knowledge of handling IMCO 1 cargoes (Explosives).
  • Break-bulk cargoes.
  • Bulk cargoes.
  • Project cargoes and heavy lifts.
  • OOG containerized cargo.
  • ISO tanks including chemical, food grade, bitutainer and gas tanks.

About Stella Shipping

At Stella Shipping, we believe that ethical practices are essential in our industry. We believe in training and the pursuit of shipping knowledge for all our staff and we are committed to providing equal and fair opportunities to progress their careers. We are committed to assuring good corporate governance in the conduct of our business and we believe respect and courtesy.

Contact Us

Sales enquiries:

Office hours:
07:30-18:30 (LC) Mon - Fri

Time zone:
+2 GMT Central African Time (CAT)


Stella Shipping (PTY) LTD
Suite 203 Cowey Park
P. Mkhize Road (Cowey Road)
Berea, Durban, 4001

TEL: + 27(0) 31 207 1653
FAX: +27 (0)31 207 1639

Postal address:
Postnet Suite 334,
Private Bag X10,
Musgrave 4062
South Africa


Alpha Shipping Agency (PTY) LTD
11 Sunrock Close,
Home Ideas Centre,
Sunnyroc,  Ext 2,

TEL: +27 (0)11 450 2576
FAX: +27 (0)11 450 3044

Postal address:
P.O Box 1379, Johannesburg, 2008

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