Welcome to The Turner Group
In 1896 a young Scotsman, David Turner, established himself as a Customs Clearing Agent at the newly established Port of Durban. It was a time when sailing ships brought the cargo which was then loaded onto ox wagons for the long journey north as towns and settlements began to grow in South Africa’s interior.
The business, which was originally known as Turner & Co (Natal) (Pty) Ltd, grew steadily as did the Port. Today the city of Durban has the busiest Port on the African continent and David Turner’s modest business continues as The Turner Group.
The six Companies of The Turner Group operate on a National basis with branches and offices in several centres in South Africa, and on an International basis through partnerships, agents and associates.
The Turner Group’s separate operational Companies operate in the shipping, forwarding and freight industries, as well as travel, conferencing and hospitality.