Courier & Express Freight Services South Africa

Courier Services Same-day & Overnight Express Courier Services to Commerce & Industry

Courier & Transport Services

At The Courier Link, we offer a full range of courier services in South Africa and abroad.

Our services include:

  • same-day courier services,
  • overnight express courier services,
  • road freight
  • economy services,
  • international courier services
  • and pet courier services.

Established in 2001, we have become one of SA’s best courier companies, well-known for its fast, safe, reliable & cost effective service.

We are a customer driven company who are able to tailor our services to suit your particular needs and provide you with the exact service solution you require.

Your courier needs & parcels are our priority…. 

 

Same Day Courier Delivery Services

For those very time-sensitive requirements, our same-day courier service will dispatch any size of shipment (from documents to drums of cable) to anywhere in the country, on the same day.

Furthermore, this service is available 24/7, including weekends & public holidays.

We’ll do what it takes to get your parcel delivered on time regardless of whether it’s a birthday gift or a part for a line stoppage.

Our Same-day Services include:

  • Countrywide Same-day Courier Services
  • Local Same-day Services which is an in-city door to door courier service collecting and delivering anything from an urgent envelope to a large consignment of industrial machinery.

We understand the urgency of same day delivery and that time is of the essence.

How It Works

  1. Upon receiving your request for a collection one of our drivers will be dispatched directly to pick up your shipment.
  2. Your shipment will either be driven directly to its destination or directly to the airport where it will be lodged on the next available flight.
  3. Our driver at the receiving airport will be notified of the flight details and will be on standby to clear the shipment and deliver directly to the consignee.
  4. Once we have confirmation of delivery you will be contacted with the POD (Proof Of Delivery) details.

Key Benefits

Key Benefits

Sensitivity
– Constant monitoring of your shipment from collection until delivery.

Service Excellence
– Whether time is of the essence or economy is the focus; shipments are monitored all the way and delivered within the promised time frame.

Freight Handling
– This unique operation ensures that handling is kept to a minimum with the benefit of reducing the possibility of damage, theft and/or miss routing (which can lead to lengthy delays).

Accessibility
– 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year availability.

Capabilities
– With our vast range of resources we are able to reach every corner within the borders (and overborder) of South Africa on a SAME DAY basis whether it is an urgent tender document or a truck load of computer equipment that needs to be delivered.

Flexibility
– While we offer a full range of courier services,  our operation can also be tailored to suit a particular courier requirements.

Safe Hands
– A ‘safe hands’ service is available for those extremely fragile and sensitive shipments.

Overnight Courier Services South Africa

Our Overnight Courier Service offers both an earlybird delivery service by 09h00 the next morning or a slightly later (and cheaper courier service) by 11h00.

Our earlybird & normal domestic Overnight Services provide cost effective alternatives to our premium sameday express service.

Additionally, our overnight courier service will dispatch any size of shipment and any number of parcels – ensuring your shipment is delivered safely and timeously.

How It Works

Our overnight courier will dispatch any size of shipment, or any number of parcels, for an overnight delivery by either 09h00 or 11h00 the following morning…

Upon receiving your request for parcel collection, a driver will be dispatched to collect your shipment as soon as possible and in accordance of your requirements.

Your shipment will either be lodged at the airport or driven to the receiving town.

Our driver in the receiving town will be notified of the flight/transport details to clear the shipment and deliver directly to the intended destination as per the service requirements.

Key Benefits

Key Benefits

Sensitivity
– Constant monitoring of your shipment from collection until delivery.

Service Excellence
– Whether time is of the essence or economy is the focus shipments are monitored all the way and delivered within the promised time frame.

Freight Handling
– This unique operation ensures that handling is kept to a minimum with the benefit of reducing the possibility of damage, theft and/or miss routing (which can lead to lengthy delays).

Accessibility
– 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year availability.

Capabilities
– With our vast range of resources we are able to reach every corner within the borders (and overborder) of South Africa on a SAME DAY basis whether it is an urgent tender document or a truck load of computer equipment that needs to be delivered.

Flexibility
– While we do offer the full-range of courier services, our operation can be tailored to suit a particular requirements.

Safe Hands
– A ‘safe hands’ service is available for those extremely fragile and sensitive shipments.

Budget Courier Service

Delivery By 18h00 the Next Day | Economy Courier Service in South Africa

Our Budget Courier Service option provides you with a cheap courier service alternative to our express services while still ensuring delivery by close of business the next day.

This option may be viewed as a cheap courier service when compared to the express options,  however, this certainly does not mean that parcels sent using this service are treated any differently.

Any freight entrusted to us will be handled properly & delivered timeously and safely.

How It Works

This service will dispatch any size of shipment for delivery by 18h00 the following day…

Upon receiving your request for a collection, one of our drivers will be dispatched to collect your shipment in accordance of your requirements.

Your shipment will either be lodged at the airport or driven to the receiving town.

Our driver in the receiving town will be notified of the flight/transport details to clear the shipment and deliver directly to the consignee as per the service requirements.

Key Benefits

Key Benefits

Sensitivity
– Constant monitoring of your shipment from collection until delivery

Service Excellence
– Whether time is of the essence or economy is the focus shipments are monitored all the way and delivered within the promised time frame.

Freight Handling
– This unique operation ensures that handling is kept to a minimum with the benefit of reducing the possibility of damage, theft and/or miss routing (which can lead to lengthy delays)

Accessibility
– 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year availability

Capabilities
– With our vast range of resources we are able to reach every corner within the borders (and overborder) of South Africa on a SAME DAY basis whether it is an urgent tender document or a truck load of computer equipment that needs to be delivered.

Flexibility
– While we do offer the full range of courier services, our operation can be tailored to suit a particular courier needs.

Safe Hands
– A ‘safe hands’ service is available for those extremely fragile and sensitive shipments.

Road Freight & Economy

2 to 3 Day Service

Our Road Freight & Economy Service provides a significantly cheaper option compared to our overnight & sameday courier services with delivery of your consignment taking place 2 to 3 days after collection.

While this provides our users with a relatively cheap courier option it remains a door-to-door service that will ensure your consignment is managed all the way from collection to its final destination.

How It Works

This service will cater to any size of shipment, usually larger shipments, with delivery being effected 2 to 3 days after collection …

The cost benefit of using this option will be realised on larger shipments.

Upon receiving your request for a collection a driver will be dispatched to uplift your shipment in accordance with your requirements

Your shipment will then be loaded onto the vehicle destined for the receiving town or city.

Upon arrival in the receiving town, the consignment will be transported to the actual delivery address.

Key Benefits

Cost
– While this option is far cheaper than our express services, your shipment will be monitored all the way until it is safely delivered.

Service Excellence
– Whether time is of the essence or economy is the focus, shipments are monitored all the way and delivered within the promised time frame.

Freight Handling
– This unique operation ensures that handling is kept to a minimum with the benefit of reducing the possibility of damage, theft and/or miss routing (which can lead to lengthy delays).

Accessibility
– 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year availability

Capabilities
– With our vast range of resources we are able to reach every corner within the borders (and overborder) of South Africa on a SAME DAY basis whether it is an urgent tender document or a truck load of computer equipment that needs to be delivered.

Flexibility
– While we do offer a comprehensive range courier services – our operation can be tailored to suit a particular shipment needs.

Safe Hands
– A ‘safe hands’ service is available for those extremely fragile and sensitive shipments.

Specialist Freight Services

SOS – Specialised Courier & Freight Operations Services for those types of shipments that do not conform to the normal courier suite of services.

These types of shipments could be classified as extremely urgent after hours shipments requiring standby drivers in the middle of the night or shipments of an extremely large or fragile and sensitive nature such as scientific measuring equipment that requires special handling.

An example of a time sensitive shipment is a part required to prevent an assembly line from stopping. This courier solution requires that the part is sent from Port Elizabeth via air freight in the evening and collected from OR Tambo and delivered to the motor assembly plant (e.g. Nissan) in Rosslyn before 07h00.

The above scenario is no problem for The Courier Link. No matter how large or sensitive your shipment is, we can provide flexibility to ensure that your parcel is delivered timeously.

How It Works

For your special service requirements…

Dependant on the size of the shipment we will allocate the appropriate resources in terms of cost and timing requirements.

After agreeing on cost and transit time, your shipment will be collected and transported as agreed.

Your shipment will be monitored and any deviation in timing or other will be communicated to you to minimise any potential delays.

Key Benefits

Sensitivity
– Constant monitoring of your shipment from collection until delivery

Service Excellence
– Whether time is of the essence or economy is the focus shipments are monitored all the way and delivered within the promised time frame

Freight Handling
– This unique operation ensures that handling is kept to a minimum with the benefit of reducing the possibility of damage, theft and/or miss routing (which can lead to lengthy delays)

Accessibility
– 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year availability

Capabilities
– With our vast range of resources we are able to reach every corner within the borders (and overborder) of South Africa on a SAME DAY basis whether it is an urgent tender document or a truck load of computer equipment that needs to be delivered.

Flexibility
– While we offer a complete range of courier services our operation can be tailored to suit a particular need.

Safe Hands
– A ‘safe hands’ service is available for those extremely fragile and sensitive shipments.

Pet Courier Services

Safe Air Transport for your Dogs, Cats & Other Animals.

We provide a specialised air service for shipping pets to any main destination in South Africa. Furthermore this service focuses on the safety & comfort of your pet throughout the shipping process.

Our pet courier service will ensure that your dog, cat or any other pet is safely collected from your home & delivered to the specified address. We do however request that your animal is secured in a pet carrier/ travel kennel.

Whether you are just going on holiday with your pet or need a pet relocation solution, our pet travel services will help get your beloved animal to its destination safely & with minimal discomfort.

What You Need To Know

Your animal needs to have a valid Rabies Inoculation Certificate.

The pet carrier needs to be strong enough to contain & support your pet, and must comply with Animal Welfare & SPCA regulations.

Acceptable pet carriers are those that are rigid & made from plastic, hardwood or plywood with 2 secure door fasteners as well as a rigid space bar along the sides (so that two containers cannot stand flush next to each other).

Ventilation holes must be small enough to prevent any of your pet’s limbs from extending outside of the carrier.

Containers should also be large enough for your pet to stand, turn around and lie down comfortably.

Not all animals are able to be transported by air – we will advise you if you are unsure.

Puppies & kittens less than 8 weeks old are not allowed to go by air as they cannot self regulate their body temperatures.

Tranquilising or sedating your pets for air travel is not recommended. It comes with considerable risk to your pet as it reduces its ability to naturally respond to stress.

As a final precaution & before collecting your pet we will email you a check list from the airline company.

Why Use Us To Transport Your Pet

Piece of Mind
– Knowing that every detail has been taken into account when it comes to shipping pets across South Africa so that your pet is transported safely & without any discomfort.

Convenience
– Our door-to-door pet service means that you only have to place a call to us with your details & instructions and we will take care of the rest.

Transit Lounge
– Our world class, climate controlled transit lounge ensures a relaxing & comforting environment for your animal.

Easy To Travel Or Relocate
– Travelling & Relocating does not mean that you have to leave your pets behind. We promise to take care of our 2-legged & 4-legged customers as if they’re our own.

International Courier Services

Regarded amongst as one of the top international courier companies, we provide a comprehensive International Courier Service to & from South Africa, with gateways to destinations around the globe including the UK & Australia. 

We offer a professionally managed time-definite, door-to-door, customs-cleared service that serves all major cities worldwide as well as many towns and communities across the globe.

What We Offer

World Wide Air Courier & Freight Services

In addition to our World Wide Air Freight & Courier Service, we provide over-border courier services to all African countries.

We have an extensive network into Africa with proven reliability and transit times.

As a quality provider of courier and express freight services, we pride ourselves in service excellence.

We understand your concerns and know that you require your parcel to arrive:

  • On time
  • At the correct address
  • Delivered to the right person
  • At the agreed cost

These requirements are at the heart of our operation and therefore we have aligned our service & resources with time sensitivity and cost-effectiveness. 

International Document Courier Service

Our international document courier service effects delivery within 1-6 working days of dispatch & caters to business-related documents which have no re-sale or commercial value. This includes banking and shipping documents, reports, plans, tenders, quotations and general business correspondence.

International Non-Document (Parcel) Courier

Our international parcel service caters to commodities that have a commercial or dutiable value but do not qualify as documents. This includes, inter alia, samples, spares, magnetic tapes and other non-document items. An additional transit time of 1-2 days may apply due to customs clearance procedures at destination.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Volumetric Weight?

All Courier Companies use two weights, actual weight and volumetric weight, actual weight is what your consignment weighs on the scale whereas volumetric weight is the size or space that your consignment takes up based on the dimensions of the consignment. Customers are charge on whichever is the larger of the two.
For Overnight / Next Day consignments the volumetric factor is 5000, for Economy Freight the factor is 4000.
Example:
Overnight Service
Length 45cm x width 80cm x height 100cm / 5000 =72kg
Economy Service Length 45cm x width 80cm x height 100cm / 4000 =90kg

Can I elect to have my consignment delivered/ collected on a Saturday, Sunday or Public Holiday?
Yes, a surcharge will apply but we can deliver after hours/weekends etc.
Is the service “Door to Door”?
Yes, the courier will collect from the address specified and delivered to the recipient’s door. Alternatively, you may elect to collect your consignment from over 50 depots countywide.
What items cannot be Couriered?
No dangerous goods without prior arrangement, for example, No aerosol cans, flammable liquids, fireworks, ammunition, dangerous weapons etc. No cash/ illegal substances.
If you are unsure feel free to ask.
Can I Courier my pet?
Yes, strict rules apply but we are able to send your pet to most main centres.
What is the maximum weight or size that can be couriered?
We are able to Courier items from 1 kg to 30 tons; we have various resources that can be applied at short notice.
What is the difference between Main Centres and regional Centres?
Main Centers are cities like Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, East London, Kimberley, Bloemfontein etc.
Regional Areas are towns such as Rustenburg, Pietermaritzburg, Stellenbosch, Port Shepstone, Hazyview etc.
Can I track my consignment?
Yes, using your waybill number there is a tracking facility on our web site. POD images can be emailed once available.
Do I need to open an account ?
We do offer account facilities for frequent users. We also offer pay as go if you prefer. Payment can be made via EFT.
What is the cut off time for collections?
Collections should always be placed as early as possible preferably before 14h00 but depending on the area we may still be able to assist after that time.
Is there an emergency after hours number that is 24/7?
Yes, please see our contact details

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