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Why choose us?

The simple mantra that FATS lives by is:

“Customers do not just buy our services – they get thrown in, because we listen to them with our heads and hearts.” — Jessica Harris

FATS has spent over two decades building solid relationships with global agents, this allows us to ensure you the best possible experience when dealing with us. When it comes to meeting tight deadlines and dealing with unforeseen obstacles FATS takes a proactive approach in adapting and changing to help take the load off your mind. Our team at FATS are meticulously recruited for their unique qualities as well as their experience ensuring a carefully crafted and smooth-running team, each employee strives to maintain this culture.

Meet the Team

Caron Harris

Caron Harris


I’d like to be remembered for living into my own possibilities whilst adding value to others. I am a person of integrity who believes in growing the people around me to their greatest potential. I strive to be the best person that I can be daily, because tomorrow may never come.

Rakesh Maharajh (10 + Years of Service)

Rakesh Maharajh (10 + Years of Service)

Branch Manager

I want to be remembered as a person of Integrity, someone that is always willing to help others and to empower people to be the best that they can be.

Joining FATS has given me the opportunity to develop my career further as I am not limited to just one mode of transport.

Sharinha Govender

Sharinha Govender

Pricing Manager

I want to be remembered as someone who has triumphed over every obstacle I’ve found in my path.

Coming from working in shipping lines, I am now gaining valuable knowledge and experience in the freight forwarding sector. This has enabled me to broaden my horizons and challenge my capabilities as an individual.

Melanie Paul  (10 + Years of Service)

Melanie Paul (10 + Years of Service)

Financial Manager (Creditors)

I want to be remembered as a loyal and honest individual, you can take my word to the bank literally.

I agreed to go for an interview at FATS simply because I was so intrigued by their name, the industry was completely out of my comfort zone. I have now been working at FATS since 2010 and have never looked back. At FATS I am not confined to just one job. Having the re-assurance of my CEO daily is the best thing anyone could ask for

John Harris (10 + Years of Service)

John Harris (10 + Years of Service)

Senior Import Operations & Road Freight Controller

“I want to be remembered for my unwillingness to lay down & accept that life’s challenges are too big to overcome. The challenges are what make us grow as human beings, what forge character & ultimately define us through our actions. Have a good heart, always maintain integrity and you can overcome anything life throws at you regardless.”

Khethiwe Shabalala (20 + Years of Service)

Khethiwe Shabalala (20 + Years of Service)

Office Assistant/Archives

I want to be remembered as the one who kept the office going.

I keep the office running by performing important daily tasks and keep a steady supply of coffee and tea flowing to the staff hard at work. I have also been empowered to manager the filing and archives for the company.