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Dragon Freight

Introduction
Dragon Freight is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Green Africa Group. The history of Dragon Freight dates back to 1994 when Green Africa Group MD, George Chen, established Dragon Freight. In 2001, Dragon Forwarding (as part of Dragon Freight) was created and in 2004, Corona Logistics came into being.

Today, the three businesses operate as a single entity, offering a complete range of logistics solutions for South African imports and exports:
The forwarding side manages the movement of cargo to the destination port
The clearing department ensures customs clearance of the consignment
The transport team handles delivery to the client’s premises
 
In addition to offices in Johannesburg and Durban, Dragon Freight has access to nearly every country in the world via an extensive network of reputable associates and affiliates. At the same time, a highly sophisticated proprietary software package, Victory, automates every step in the process and ensures best-in-class service delivery standards.

From a staff of only two people, Dragon Freight has grown to over 30 and is widely regarded as a leader in the field. Key to the company’s success is its integration into client supply chains and its ability to provide services from the broader Green Africa Group.
 
Services

International forwarding
Book imports and exports
Track and trace cargo
Door-to-door
Warehousing and packing
Competitive freight rates
 
Freight clearing
Customs clearances of imports and exports
Electronic link to Customs & Excise
Customs accredited
Customs consultancy
Warehousing and packing
 
Transport
Inter-modal container deliveries
Cross border deliveries
Special container deliveries
Local cartage delivery
Container and consignment tracking
 
Marine insurance
Underwritten by Lloyds of London
Air-freight and sea-freight insurance
 
Leadership drivers

Vision
To provide clients with solutions that enhance their competitiveness in the markets they serve
To be recognised as one of South Africa’s premier freight forwarding companies
To be the market choice for container movement
 
Mission
Provide excellent service through state-of-the-art infrastructure
 
A major point of difference for Dragon Freight is Victory – a proprietary software programme that automates the management of daily functions (e.g. Operations, Client Services, Finance, Marketing, HR, Administration, etc.) and provides fast and accurate information to stakeholders via the Internet.

The result of cutting-edge technology and deep industry knowledge, Victory is aligned with the company’s Standard Operating Procedures and keeps track of changes in the statutory space. Its benefits include:
Online access
Accuracy
Real-time status
Warning flag system
Action/deadline driven
Linked to separate departments
Easy to use
Cost effective
Shorter training cycles
Reduced risk
Better performance
Excellent client service
 
Another differentiator is Dragon Freight’s many affiliations and associations, for example:
South African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF)
International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA)
Global Alliance Corporation (GAC)
Independent overseas agents Accreditation by the South African Revenue Service (SARS)
 
Each department is separately run by highly experienced management teams.
Client profiles cover both East and West.
 
Outlook

While retaining and growing the client base is important, maintaining a competitive edge is key. As such, Dragon Freight plans to:
Expand existing department areas
Establish sub-businesses, i.e. trucking
Introduce new services to meet the needs of the market
Develop joint ventures and/or pursue suitable acquisitions
Operate and handle groupage cargo
Advance the Victory platform to facilitate greater online functionality, specifically for clients




 
COMPANY DETAIL
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Address
Head Office - Johannesburg
Bedfordview Office Park, 3 Riley Road, Bedfordview, 2007
PO Box 1471, Bedfordview, 2008
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Managing Director
Lolita Chou
Tel: 011 574 9096
Fax: 011 455 3446
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