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ABOUT / News Flash




“ We are pleased to announce today that CWT-ASI is now 100% owned by the Reload Group. Reload is a totally independent entity from CWT Group and/or HNA. The transaction is closed and the company is going to operate again under the name of Aquarius Shipping within a short period of time. Reload is a privately owned group, asset based, and has become a key logistics provider in Southern Africa over the last 10 years. Reload is following a high standard of compliance and is vetted by numerous financial institutions and cargo owners in the metals and minerals industry.”


Founded in 1997, CWT-ASI is a logistics company providing shipping, warehousing, customs clearance, stock monitoring, collateral management and forwarding services globally. We servicemost of the world’s major soft and hard commodity companies ranging from small to medium enterpirses as well as companies listed on various Stock Exchanges throughout the world. We work with a select group of commodity brokers and suppliers to enable us to provide our solutions and services in a professional manor throughout the world.

Over the years, CWT-ASI has built a solid reputation in both the hard and soft commodity industry through continued accumulation of vast experience and the development of an extensive regional network.

Headquarters in Johannesburg (South Africa), we have offices in Lilongwe and Blantyre (Malawi), Harare (Zimbabwe), Beira and Tete (Mozambique), Johannesburg and Durban (South Africa) and London (United Kingdom). The company’s mission is to provide the best possible professional and cost effective services to all of its clients whilst continually striving to achieve effective co-ordination and communications, with clients, service providers and within the group.

The company’s primary objective has developed into a commitment to render an unparalleled service in all movements of cargo to and from sub-Saharan Africa. This commitment has seen CWT-ASI grow rapidly from the initial staff compliment of 1 in 1997 to its present day 150 staff members based in 5 countries. These offices are key to the success of their operation and play a vital role in ensuring that all cargo meets delivery deadlines. With over 20 years of combined experience within the freight forwarding, transport, warehousing, stock monitoring, collateral management and commodity industries, are securely placed to service the needs of the clients.

In South Africa, CWT-ASI has warehouses in both Johannesburg and Durban. Situated in Alrode, Johannesburg, 12 kilometres from the inland Port of City Deep we operate and manage a 29 500 s/m warehouse which caters for both bonded (SOS and OS) and free storage of cargo. In Bayhead, Durban, within 2 km of the Port of Durban, we operate and manage a 26 500 s/m warehouse which also services both bonded (SOS and OS) and free storage requirements for all clients. The warehouse in Durban is ideally positioned with the added benefit of direct rail access.

All of our warehouses are operational 24 hours per day, seven days per week and are strictly secured and monitored by a private security group. Security Guards roam the perimeters of the premises at night and all vehicles entering or departing the premises are closely monitored and checked. All warehouses and yards are fitted with the latest CCTV cameras which are monitored by experienced staff 24 hours per day.