Ocean Africa Container Lines is the premier regional container line in Southern Africa


The company has built on its 100 years of experience and today operates a fleet of modern, purpose built container ships catering to regional, feeder and domestic cargoes.

Combining the efficiency of seaborne carriage with a comprehensive network of warehousing and        land-based operations, OACL delivers effective supply chain solutions in Southern Africa.







Ocean Africa Container Lines (OACL) operates a 4 vessel network in Southern Africa; calling Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Luderitz, Walvis Bay, Namibe, Maputo and Beira.

The network provides an efficient feeder service to international carriers, ships regional and domestic cargo, providing customers with a complete freight logistics service including terminal operations, warehousing, distribution and inland transportation.







OACL are committed to contribute meaningfully to the transformation of our country through the black economic empowerment process.

We are company that reflects the energy and diversity of our country and are a B-BBEE Level 2 contributor.

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A head for business. A heart for our community.

At OACL, we care about the members of our community. We are committed to helping those in need to ensure a brighter future tomorrow.


Combined Services

As part of the Grindrod Group, OACL have
access to extensive infrastructure and can
offer a highly effective end-to-end solution.