Gale Lotheringen Freight Consultants - Our Services

By: Glfc  11-11-2011
Keywords: Road Freight, Air Freight

47a Pienaar Street
P.O. Box 2867
Somerset West
7129, South Africa
Tel:+27 21 8521496
Fax:+27 21 8521499

At GLFC we are very proud to include the word "consultants" in our name. Whatever your logistical needs we are there to offer you, the customer, a tailor made solution. We appreciate that, as with individuals, every business has its own unique requirements:

Ocean Freight

GLFC’s origins can be traced back to Ocean Freight. Over the years we’ve built excellent relationships with the worlds biggest shipping lines ensuring preferential rates and services. We offer many options to the same destinations as we are not linked to a specific shipping line.Whether you need to ship a LCL (less than container load), FCL (full container load), Reefer (refrigerated container or vessel) or multiple containers, we have the solution.

Air Freight

When time is of the essence or when you need a high value low volume item moved, air freight is your solution. Many companies underestimate the value that air freight can add to their business because of the perceived high costs involved.Be assured that we at GLFC will always offer the best solution applicable to your business.

Road Freight

Due to global fuel costs skyrocketing over the last few years, many of our existing ocean and air freight clients have asked us to restructure their road freight solutions; an unknown for us at the time. We are now seeing the latest addition to our services portfolio growing at a rapid rate.At times, African destinations are more accessible via road than any other solution. The option to load in South Africa and transport directly to final destination at short notice can outweigh cost implications.From the worlds most remote and obscure places to the most well-trodden roads, we offer competitive rates and complete solutions.

Sourcing / Commodities

Our network of business partners have enabled us to extend our reaches wider than just logistical requirements. Sourcing products has become a logical next step. As confidentiality plays such an important role in business, it is sometimes easy to overlook synergies between perceived unrelated entities. We are in the perfect position to align these synergies without compromising on confidentiality by introducing our customers to new markets or major projects of which they might not be aware. And if our customers grow, we grow.


There is still major resistance doing business in Africa. With many uncertainties due to the perceived lack of experts and infrastructure, most businesses see Africa as a "no go" area. We experience Africa as a continent of unlimited potential with growth opportunities for any business, from the most basic goods to high end luxury goods. With our vast network of contacts and local know-how, we are ready to assist you with your expansion into Africa.

Keywords: Air Freight, Road Freight