Uganda Clearing and Forwarding Services

How is trade across boarders done in Uganda?

With the growing need to trade and do business across borders, there is rising need for transportation services for goods across seas, ocean or by air from one place to another. It is the role of clearing and forwarding companies to get these goods to the clients wherever they are!  Clearing and forwarding services deals with export and import of goods and consignments, loading, shipping and forwarding of goods. These services are offered by a clearing and forwarding company or agents. Agents however, act on behalf of the company to transport goods to the particular clients keeping records for any taxes and travel documentation.
The services of clearing and forwarding companies include collecting purchased items from the factories and offering other transporting details until the goods reach their warehouse destination. A professional clearing and forward agent will be in a position to arrange the transport of goods whether bulky or just fragile to the client’s destination. If the goods are traveling by air or ocean shipping,they should be able to truck the logistics on the import or export end. A side from that any professional freight company should provide safe packaging, letters of credit, invoices and other shipping documentation. Any agent in this business must be sure of the rules and regulations of international clearance and forwarding thus should be credible in lawful shipment standards.

How are goods transported across seas to and from Uganda?

For freight services where goods are crossing seas, forwarding and freight services giving the consultancy services. Often there are challenges to transportation of goods whether by cargo ship or by air freight! Many of the forwarding companies are exclusively professional in this business and will address any challenges that could come up when goods are in freight! What clearing agents do in case of problem is to act on behalf of the institution to solve these problems!
There are some tips to consider before getting your goods ready for shipping and transportation. As a must all goods must be weighed as well as the dimensions taken. All goods must be carefully wrapped to secure them against damages especially where fragile communities are involved. With the aid of a clearing and forward agent, make a shipping invoice with details of your company where goods are to be delivered and other specifications about the goods in transit such as dimensions and weight. With risk involved in shipping, there is need to hire the services of a insurance company
There are many companies that have joined the shipping business. The costs for freight and clearing are an aggregate to the distance the goods are transported for, special packaging facilities such as refrigeration, documentation, delivery reports and other terms that both parties may agree upon. The clients often seek for the lowest charges and reliability of a company to choose the appropriate company to do the clearing and forwarding.
It is however very important to get recommendations from previous clients of any company before deciding to take your shipment through their hands.  Be careful with fraudulent companies that claim to have network with other companies in foreign countries.

A Directory to Clearing and Forwarding Agents in Uganda

Altco Ltd.

7524 Agip House Kampala

041-4348067

041-4348068

SDV Transami (U) Ltd.

M611 Ntinda Road Ntinda Industrial Area 5501,Kampala Kampala

041-4336000

BTS Clearing & Forwarding Ltd.

65/75 Yusuf Lule Road Postal Building 1st Floor, S 28904,Kampala Kampala

041-4254191, 077-2404047, 071-2754191

Bemuga Forwarders Ltd.

137 Bukoto Road 858,Kampala Kampala

041-4235137

Multi-Bulk Forwarders Ltd.

47/49 Nkrumah Road UCA Building, Office No. 108 33809,Kampala Kampala

041-4250444, 031-2370374

Rapid Kate Services (U) Ltd.

93 1st Street Industrial Area 9218,Kampala Kampala

031-2260940, 031-2260941

City Cargo (U) Ltd.

3 Parliament Avenue Raja Chambers 1st Floor, Rm. 1 11792,Kampala Kampala

041-4259686

Port Links (U) Ltd.

29/33 Kampala Road Amber House 11980,Kampala Kampala

041-4233322, 070-1925877

Multiple ICD

M612 Ntinda Road Ntinda Industrial Area 28884,Kampala Kampala

041-4286885/355

Inchcape Shipping Services (U) Ltd.

1/2 Enterprise Close Ntinda Industrial Area Premie 34234,Kampala Kampala

041-4289290/1, 031-2262732/3

Allport Freight Ltd.

45 Nkrumah Road Musana House 1st Floor 27192,Kampala Kampala

041-4344283/4

Trans-Quik Logistics

81 Kampala Road E-M Plaza, Suite 506 28008,Kampala Kampala

041-4250960

Expolanka Freight Uganda

2 Parliament Avenue Jumbo Plaza 24132,Kampala Kampala

031-2272237/8

Atlas Cargo Systems Ltd.

1 Kireka Road/Sabuni Road Mbuya, Opp. Shell & Gaz 7765,Kampala Kampala

041-4345861, 041-4236704/6/7/8, 031-2278852

Kampala Maritime Freight Services Ltd.

52 Kampala Road King Fahd Plaza 22677,Kampala Kampala

077-2346125

March Fair Stationery (U) Ltd.

56/60 Kampala Road Ambassador House 16006,Kampala Kampala

041-4590875, 077-2412420

Unifreight Cargo Handling Ltd.

70 Clement Hill Road 12160,Kampala Kampala

041-4233696, 041-4250902

Jetspeed Air Freighters Ltd.

41 Kanjokya Street Kamwokya 171,Entebbe Entebbe

041-4576754, 077-2949614

Kuehne + Nagel Ltd.

7 Port Bell Road Nakawa House 3rd Floor 16152,Kampala Kampala

041-4223652/3/5, 031-2261408

Classic Clearing and Forwarding

35 Kampala Road General Post Office Building 6054,Kampala Kampala

041-4578883

Swift Global Logistics Ltd.

4 Pilkington Road Colline House, New Wing 2nd Floo 23600,Kampala Kampala

041-4234159, 041-4342340, 041-4347313

Midland Freight Services Ltd.

9 Kampala Road Agip House 379,Entebbe Entebbe

031-2262258, 031-2264772

Parth International Ltd.

3 Parliament Avenue Raja Chambers 9083,Kampala Kampala

041-4347596, 041-4236841

Inter-Cargo Agencies (U) Ltd.

Entebbe Airport Cargo Terminal Building Rm. 60 949,Entebbe Entebbe

078-2454448

Worldwide Logistics (U) Ltd.

20 Kanjokya Street 6039,Kampala Kampala

031-2261285

Maina Freight ICD Ltd.

M418 Nakawa Industrial Area 36241,Kampala Kampala

041-4289487/492/493/494

Jope Forwarders (U) Ltd.

35 Kampala Road General Post Office Building 23764,Kampala Kampala

041-4257529

Bolax Enterprises Ltd.

47/49 Nkrumah Road UCA Building 24496,Kampala Kampala

041-4250800, 031-2264858

Uni-Movers & Logistics Ltd.

18 Martyr’s Way Ntinda 7800,Kampala Kampala

041-4288344, 039-2965846

Kenfreight (U) Ltd.

1906 Jinja Road Bweyogerere 7492,Kampala Kampala

041-4286955, 041-4285303, 039-2786956

Alheelam Clearing & Forwarding Co.

17/19 Kampala Road Diamond Trust Building 12051,Kampala Kampala

041-4348910/1

Pearl Freight Consultants (U) Ltd.

882/889 Jinja Road Kireka Nagoya ICD 15113,Kampala Kampala

Interfreight Uganda Ltd.

M284 Kinawataka Link Industrial Estate 4555,Kampala Kampala

041-4505805/6, 031-2260151

Spedag (U) Ltd.

3 – 11 Buvuma Road Luzira 25911,Kampala Kampala

041-4562000, 041-4562149

Multi-Bulk Forwarders Ltd.

Box 33809 Kampala Plot 47/49 Nkrumah Road, UCA Building Office No. 1 Kampala

041-4250444, 031-2370374

AL Heelam Clearing & Forwarding

17/19 Kampala Road Diamond Trust Building 12051,Kampala Kampala

041-4348910/1

Safari Cargo Ltd.

32/34 William Street 33648,Kampala Kampala

077-2383181

Intraline Shipping and Logistics (U) Ltd.

117 Kira Road Kamwokya 24850,Kampala Kampala

041-4533138

Ataco Freight Services

1 Colville Street Communications House 8th Floor 4992,Kampala Kampala

041-4257919

Union Logistics (U) Ltd.

UMA Show Ground Lugogo 26290,Kampala Kampala

041-4223432, 041-4578177, 031-2265005

JM Freight Services Ltd.

Old Port Bell Road Bugolobi Kagga House 1st Floor, 72023,Kampala Kampala

041-4221092, 031-2272432

Jupiter Forwarders (U) Ltd.

56/60 Kampala Road Ambassador House 23495,Kampala Kampala

041-4259444

Overseas Freight Forwarders Ltd.

10 Kampala Road Uganda House 4nd Floor Rm 7.6 9928,Kampala Kampala

041-4252235

Threeways Shipping Services (Group) Ltd.

87 Jinja Road 12028,Kampala Kampala

041-4258780/7, 031-2260876/7

Novamarine Ltd

41/43 Nasser Road MTK Building 26314,Kampala Kampala

041-4234021, 031-2262415

3 Comments

  • hamzah mwogeza Reply

    August 10, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Am a diploma holder in clearing and forwarding.how can I join any clearing firm to work for it in preparing entries for cargo customs clearance?

  • KAANYI GETRUDE Reply

    September 7, 2015 at 9:43 am

    i want to join the clearing and forwarding business i am studying procurement and logistics management

  • mugabo fred Reply

    September 23, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Well, it’s looking gud though would like to join any of the above company.
    Holding a bachelor’s degree in logistics and transport.

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