Ships Agency (Pty) Limited
Rennies was founded in 1849 by John T. Rennie. His progressive thinking and astute management abilities set the company on its initial steady course to success. The name, Rennies, has become synonymous with shipping in South Africa. Rennies is a Bidvest Group Company.
The leading ships agency organization in Southern Africa, Rennies Ships agency (Pty) Ltd. is the holding company of Freightmarine Shipping, John T. Rennie & Sons, Richards Bay Steamships.
Rennies Ships Agency has offices at all Southern African Ports, employing over 200 people and is a leading member of the South African Shipping Community, taking an active part on a variety of Forums, Boards and Authorities involved in Shipping.
The Company maintains a large liner and bulk marketing office in Johannesburg, the commercial heart of the country, as well as in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Rennies Ships Agency is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bidvest Group, a large diversified company which employs over 80,000 people and has revenues of over 8 Billion USD.
The Bidfreight Division within the Bidvest Group is involved in shipping related activities, these include dry bulk terminals, container terminals, tank farms, warehouses, road and rail transport, clearing and forwarding, stevedoring, surveying and ships agency. Bidfreight is a major force in shipping activities in South Africa and through its many services and large client base, they are involved in almost all cargoes that move through South Africa.
Rennies Ships Agency are the exclusive South Africa representatives of the world wide Multiport Ship Agencies Network.