In Mozambique Janela Unica is otherwise known as the Single Electronic Window system used for customs clearance.

Yes, we can handle and transport Hazardous Cargo. Our drivers are trained in the transport of dangerous goods to ensure compliance with Health & Safety requirements and standards. Please contact us with your detailed enquiry, including the IMO Class & UN number and we will provide you with a quotation.

Yes, we can handle and transport reefer containers. We can also provide a genset clipped onto the container - which will maintain the temperature setpoint until the final destination. Please contact us with your detailed enquiry, including the temperature setpoint required and we will provide you with a quotation.

Geographically, Beira is the preferred route for transport of cargo to Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Eastern DRC. It is thus no surprise that transit times will be shorter than using a transport option via Durban. Our transit times are estimated. There are various factors contributing to total transit time, such as border delays, weighbridge congestions, release from port or other 3rd Party controlled areas. As a rule of thumb the following:

  • Beira to Lilongwe : +- 4 days
  • Beira to Blantyre : +-3 days
  • Beira to Harare : +- 2 day
  • Beira to Chipata: +-4 days
  • Beira to Lumbambashi: +-14 days

The above is the travelling time of the truck, and does not include the time taken by the client/consignee for transit border clearance(s) and final border clearance and payment of relevant duties and taxes.  This will be part of your quotation received.

J&J Transport only transports from Beira Port however our sister company Greendoor Group does transport from South African Ports please go to their website and query there.  Our Mozambique Vessel Agency is able to provide vessel agency services at all Ports within Mozambique

In Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and DRC the load limit per tri-axle trailer allows us to load 30 metric tonnes (“MT”) breakbulk.  Where loading containerised we work on the basis of 1 x 20 foot container heavy maximum of 26.00MT gross weight and 1 x 40 foot container a maximum of 28.00MT gross weight.  This is packing dependent as the trucks are weighed on a per axle basis throughout the countries we transit.  Where the client has any out of gauge cargo requirements we require the full dimensions and weight to be able to quote you on out of gauge permits on the Beira corridor and this will be routed through our Specialized Transport sister company (link webpage).  Should you be uncertain please enquire with us and we will analyse your documents, photographs and revert with our expert opinoin.  More information on the load limits are available from the transport ministries in respective countries.

The laws and legislation in Mozambique regarding super-links/interlinks (34MT) allow us to load vehicles up to the maximum capacity/payload depending on that no one axle is overweight.  The gross weight is spread over more axles and as such more tonnage is able to be loaded.

Transit Cargo Requirements:

    Majority of the different commodities being moved by JJ will require the below:

  • Certificate of Origin
  • Bill of lading
  • Commercial invoice
  • Packing lists
  • SADC certificates
  • Any other related permits i.e. Agricultural permits etc.

J&J Transport charges only for the transport. All other charges are determined by the shipping lines and/or their respective agents at the origin and destination. Please contact the respective shipping lines directly.

Yes, we have a dedicated department to deal with customs clearance supporting our trucking division. Please contact us with your detailed enquiry and we will provide you with a quotation.

All our trucks are fitted with state of the art satelite tracking which are independent of cellphone networks that provide us with 24 hour monitoring 365 days a year.  We believe in proactive and continous communication and full transparency.  As our client you are able to have access to our online tracking tools, daily tracking updates and pre alerts customised to fit your own requirements.

Duties in Zimbabwe for imported goods is determined by Zimbawe Revenue Authority (“ZIMRA”)  on the commercial invoice value (“CIF”) value declared. Cargo transiting through Zimbabwe, though not subject to duties, must move in bond. The purpose of the bond is to ensure that should the cargo find it's way into the Zimbabwean market, ZIMRA will be able to collect the applicable duties from the bond agent. The same CIF value should thus be used to determine the hypothetical duty used in the calculations. There is no strict format to follow, but the below example is widely accepted.

With regard to the ZIMRA requirement, Customs and Excise Act - Section 113(2)(iv)  A & B states that an importer shall on demand, produce to an officer a statement of Air, Sea and Other freight charges.

" To Whom it May Concern
We, "VERY GOOD PRODUCTS" hereby confirm ocean freight for imported goods covered by Bill of Lading "ABCD123456" was paid as follows:
Shipping Line : "Shipping Line"
Load Port : "Load Port"
Discharge Port : "Discharge Port"
Ocean Freight : USD 2,300
The Boss "

We do not offer cargo insurance – all cargo is transported, handled and/or stored at owner’s own risk.