How To Use Safmarine Container Tracking Platform And All You Must Know

Safmarine is one of the foremost shipping companies in the world. It has its headquarters in Foreshore, Cape Town. Safmarine was founded in 1946 by the joint efforts of South African industrialists and American ship owners. It operates in more than 130 countries around the world and has more than 1200 sailors. It had its headquarters and was registered in Antwerp Belgium in 1996 following its acquisition of CMBT, a Belgian container line.


Its notable ships include the N Class vessels (Safmarine Nuba, Nakuru, Nile etc), the M Class vessels, the C Class vessels and the K Class vessels as they are called. The company has in recent times placed much more emphasis on personalized online solutions to their customers’ needs. These solutions have been packaged into the website On this site, you can manage the entire shipping process of your container.


You can book shipments, complete the necessary paperwork and track your container until it gets to its final destination. You can even make all necessary payments, print your bill of lading and monitor all documentations up to the final freight release. All these you can do from the convenience of your home and with Safmarine’s online solution. Together, the personalized site makes the shipping process simple and satisfying. It is easy to use and convenient.

However, you have to begin by creating an account.



How To Create A Safmarine Account

To create an account with the site:

  1. Visit
  2. Click on register
  3. Follow the prompt to complete the process.


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How to Schedule Your Shipment

To book a place for your container with this company:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on book now
  3. Enter your login details, that is, your username and password
  4. Click on login
  5. Follow the prompt to schedule your shipment



How to Choose a Route for Your Shipment

You can use the Safmarine route finder to choose an appropriate route that most meets your preferences. To do this:

  1. Visit
  2. Enter the origin of your shipment
  3. Enter your shipment’s destination
  4. Click on track


  1. Visit
  2. Enter your port of load in the box provided
  3. Enter your port of discharge in the box provided
  4. Click on find route


How to Track Your Shipment

To track your shipment follow the procedure below:

  1. Visit
  2. Click on track shipment
  3. Enter shipment or container number. This is also referred to as your tracking code.
  4. Click on track.


You can also make complaints on the Safmarine site by using its case management section to raise a case. To do this:

  1. Go to
  2. Login with your username and password
  3. Follow the prompt to raise a case.


All the tools you need to manage your shipment and to keep your mind at rest are right there on the site. Sign up and start enjoying their services.

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