MME - 50 Years

Machine, Moving & Engineering > Crating & Warehousing

Packing & Unpacking of Containers

  • Clearing and forwarding companies form an integral part of MME's client base and thanks to their ongoing support, the packing and unpacking of shipping containers is a regular feature of our business activities.
  • A meticulous approach is vital when packing machinery and equipment for export. Our thorough preparation eliminates the possibility of rust or damage during shipment.
  • Exposed surfaces may be sprayed with a rust inhibitor before being securely wrapped and further protected with sachets of dessicant gel.
  • Packing methods are critically important, with machines being secured by means of ratchet belts, cables, and timber blocking to prevent movement whilst at sea.
  • We have successfully packed and unpacked numerous printing presses, arguably the most difficult machines to handle and secure, to complete satisfaction of our clients.

We are able to assist importers and exporters in many ways to ensure the success of their projects:

  • Provide cost estimates for packing and shipping.
  • Provide the service of reputable freight forwarding and clearing.
  • Arrange for the transportation of containers to and from the docks.


  • MME has 24-hour secure warehousing facilities at our branches in Johannesburg and Durban.
  • Long or short term warehousing is available to clients.
  • We can also arrange insurance cover for your goods.
  • Warehousing for any requirement can be sourced upon request.