Established in 1998 Freight Surveillance International (Pty) Ltd (FSI) is a South African based organization, which was founded to render a specialized security service within the freight industry

Growing from strength to strength FSI has gained trust and credibility from clients and the insurance industry alike. Described as a company that through hard work and dedication established themselves in the sea and airfreight industry by being innovative and realiable in the protection of the value cargo.

Every client is seen, and handled, as if they are our only clients.

Incorporating the development of the new technology and progress, to our client’s advantage in the fight against crime.

Through true and honest relationships with our clients, and providing a high quality service, we endeavor to build long-lasting associations in our industry. 

FSI services consists of the following:

  • Airfreight
  • Sea Freight (Containerized cargo)
  • Road Surveillance (Local and Cross border)
  • Satellite Tracking
  • Guarding
  • Transportation of cargo


  • Johannesburg (Head Office)
    • Concentrating on: Airfreight Road Surveillance Specialized Guarding DegroupageContainers (LCL) Customs Inspections Satellite Tracking Reporting
  • Durban Branch
    • Concentrating on: Sea Freight Road Surveillance Customs Inspections DegroupageContainers (LCL) Reporting
  • Port Elizabeth Branch
    • Concentrating on: Sea Freight Road Surveillance DegroupageContainers (LCL) Customs Inspections
  • Cape Town Branch
    • Concentrating on: Sea Freight Road Surveillance DegroupageContainers (LCL) Customs Inspections


Security Risk on Airfreight (Import/Export Cargo)

  • Cargo being off-loaded and transported from the aircraft into the respective Airline warehouses.
  • Cargo being transported between airport and freight agents warehouses.
  • Cargo on route from freight agent’s warehouses to client’s warehouses.

The service provided by FSI covers all three areas

  • Surveillance from moment of off-loading.
  • Inspection for damages, theft and/or irregularities.
  • Checking of cargo into warehouses.
  • Armed surveillance when transporting between warehouses.

Additional Benefits

  • Pinpointing of damages and losses.
  • Reducing the threat of damages and/or pilferage of cargo at airports.
  • Being proactive in the attempt of the prevention of hijackings.


Security Risk on Containerised Cargo (Import/Export)

  • Transportation via road to / from ports.
  • LCL containers and customs Inspections.

The service provided by FSI covers all three areas

  • Inspecting containers for damages and discrepancies.
  • Securing containers with a specialized locking device.
  • Armed surveillance from various points up to final destination.
  • Armed surveillance from various points up to final destination.
  • Surveillance and assistance during customs inspections and degroupage containers(less than full container-LCL).

Additional Benefits

  • Pinpointing of damages and losses.
  • Reducing the threat of pilferage at various points.
  • Preventing Hi-jacking of cargo in transit (road surveillance &satellite tracking).


The FSI satellite unit’s advanced system utilizes the latest GPS, GPRS and GSM technology. This technology has the ability to locate a vehicle or container anywhere within the GPS, GPRS or GSM coverage. Communication is achieved through a cost effective GPRS and GSM Technology while GPS is used for exact positioning.

Should a unit be jammed we have an additional RF device for recovery purpose. Our units are also loaded with
the latest jamming detection software.

The units used are of the latest technology in the world with incredible signal strength and stability.
This is especially convenient when following a vehicle / container in a theft or hijack situation. GSM channel through any cellular network ( Vodacom or MTN within the borders of South Africa) and GPRS, which is a new communications on the GSM networks. Our units are updating every 10 to 30 seconds, depending on the network.

Through this advanced technology, vehicle and container monitoring, through a centralized response centre,
can be achieved 24 hours per day, 7days a week. FSI in conjunction with our service provider puts you in total
control with a cargo management system that is also one of the most advanced tracking and recovery systems
in The World !

The vehicle carrying your cargo can be pinpointed, using street level maps, within meters.
The control room will immediately detect a deviation from a planned route and can also be
alerted if the vehicle carrying your cargo is entering a restricted zone if the transporter agrees
to a specific route.

Management reports will include movement status, alarm status and speed monitoring.

With all the aforementioned information at your fingertips, including estimated time of your container deliveries.



FSI offers the following additional services:

  • Specialized guarding –guarding of high valuable cargo.
  • Long distance armed surveillance (from all origins to all end destinations in the RSA).
  • Cross border surveillance (this includes all neighboring countries and other countries in Africa).



At FSI we believe that through hard work and dedication all challenges can be overcome.
We are unfortunately living in a country where crime is a serious problem but we believe
that we can make a difference in the struggle to combat crime.
We have proven over the last couple of years that there is a solution for the problem and
that you, our client can have peace of mind at all times.
We are a company that pride ourselves on what we have accomplished and know that we
offer an affordable solution to combat crime in the cargo sector.