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Del Shipping & Trading

Situated strategically on the south eastern tip of Africa, Durban is Africa’s premier port, serving a host of commercial and non commercial traffic. It is the gateway to South Africa’s commerce and also feeds traffic to many landlocked countries.

Durban is a regular port of call for traffic between east and west and offers a host of services such as repair yards, dry docks, bunkering and provisioning.

Johannesburg International airport, plays host to most of the international airlines and allows for easy access to Durban for crew transfers.

Durban’s tropical climate sets the scene for a holiday atmosphere in a vibrant city with an estimated population of two million and is a premier holiday destination for both local and international holiday makers.

A true mix of cultures, including African, Indian, Muslim and European make for the rich diversity, with first class hotels, infrastructure and beaches and a short distance to some of the best game viewing private parks and other spectacular tourist attractions in the country. In addition, South Africa and particularly Durban, is close to the Indian Ocean Islands and is a new and exciting destination for the superyachts, seeking both fun and essential services. Del Shipping and Trading act as ships and superyacht agents in all the major ports of South Africa, with our head office based in Durban. Our experienced personnel offer a dedicated and professional 24 hour service to our clients together with an understanding of their needs and we welcome the superyachts to this new destination!

Services offered:
  • Port agency
  • Immigration clearance
  • Crew transfers
  • Specialised tours, travel and hotel arrangements
  • VIP protection
  • Provisioning
  • Spare parts transit
  • Repair services
  • Docking
  • Bunkering
  • Freight forwarding
  • State of the art communications
  • Car rental
  • Fresh water
  • Floral supplies
  • Security
Some of our recent visitors:
  • Anatta
  • Boo Too
  • Celandine
  • Cheshire Cat
  • Constance
  • Drumbeat
  • Enterprise
  • Exuma
  • Fidelis
  • Georgia
  • Gliss
  • Le Kir Royal
  • Karima
  • Meduse
  • Obsession 11
  • Octopus
  • Pangaea
  • Pink Gin
  • Planeta Azul
  • Reliance
  • Rising Sun
  • Saudade
  • Seljm
  • Shandor
  • Shenandoah
  • Tatoosh
  • Triple 8
  • Vava 11
  • Vie le Vie
Del Shipping & Trading

Latitude: 33° 53’60S
Longitude: 18° 25’60E

David Elton

Del Shipping & Trading
69 Chelsea Drive
Durban North
South Africa
Tel: +27 (0) 31 303 8000
Fax: +27 (0) 86 536 5006

AYSS Member Since 2006

Del Shipping & Trading

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Re: Del Shipping & Trading

I am writing to commend the services of Mr David Elton of Delships, Cape Town, South Africa.

During a stay of 6 weeks in Cape Town, Mr Elton provided services as Ships Agent, to the 138 metre motor yacht Rising Sun. He and his team were extrememly responsive to our many needs and requests, ranging from securing a prime berth for us, immigration issues, purchasing advice and provision, transport and security, to local sightseeing and advice, Customs Clearance and guest related travel arrangements.

Mr Elton was available to my crew and I , 24/7, and it was due to his good care that we had a very pleasant stay in Cape Town.

We found him to be very professional and efficient, but friendly, and typically proud of his city and country.

I would recommend him to Captains and crew of yachts.

Captain Tore Kjellingland

MY Rising Sun