Cargo big or small, wide or tall, whatever the kind, Let FATS Take The Load Off Your Mind!

by | 1 Jul 2021 | Company News

For Freight imports and exports, looking for Agility and flexibility, needing Transport support and Services reliability we Forwarding African Transport Services, commonly known as FATS can assist you.

Our company opened its doors back in 1992 with only two employees Caron and Elaine Harris two sisters who started the business with their hearts and not their heads.  We are now proud to be celebrating our 29th year of success of offering tailored freight forwarding services to all our customers locally and internally.

With the changes of supply chain mechanicians, fast turnaround requirements, having information at your finger times, increase demand and supply freight forwarding is a forever changing and dynamic environment. Over the past 29 years our company has handled a diverse range of cargoes from the smallest of airfreight parcels, containers of all sizes, to large dump trucks or out of gauge project cargo. For local as well as over border or worldwide destinations.

“We know that people do not buy business systems or opportunities,” the FATS website states proudly. “People buy people.”

FATS achieves this promise through high levels of person-to-person communication with their customers and partners.  Using this information of customer and partners requirements the company personalises their services accordingly. “Understanding is crucial,” emphasises Caron Harris CEO of FATS.

FATS’ transparency also creates confidence as all parties are kept in the loop during their cargo movements. 

Although much has changed in the past year, we at FATS have also believed and operated under the Modus Operandi, becoming not just a service provider or international partner in South Africa, but rather a part of or an extension of clients and partners’ business regardless the role required.

Acting as client’s logistics department, the office in Hillcrest is the representative to facilitate cargo logistics, no matter how big or small, delivering timeously, effectively and cost effectively.


The FATS Team above-and-beyond attitude will continue to set FATS apart from the crowd; as the company grows, maintaining their levels of contact and personalisation will prove challenges, but ‘challenge’ does not seem to be the sort of word the Harris family back away from. As the FATS Team reach spreads and their services grow, each challenge will be a new opportunity for FATS to impress, no doubt problem-solving with both their heads, and their heart. It’s a formidable combination.

Let Us Take The Load Off Your Mind – Let Forwarding African Transport Services take care of your cargo.