We are a family-run group of shipchandlers founded in Africa in 1959.
Made up of distinct entities, today our activities are centered on two main professions :
- Shipchandling supplying ships or offshore facilities with food, spare parts and consumables. We also offer a large range of connected services in addition to this activity.
- Supply Chain Management, from international sourcing carried out by our specialized procurement experts to forwarding solutions pg food and non-foodstuff products worldwide. A crucial link, our supply chain is at our companies’ and distributor-partners’ service all over Africa.
Support our clients in their operations by being a reliable, trustworthy partner.
Our products’ quality, our teams’ responsiveness, and our services’ reliability are the bases of our profession and the keys to our longevity.
Be the reference in shipchandling for the African coasts, by providing a complete range of high-quality, reliable services to our customers wherever their needs may be.
Be a strong and renowned trading and distribution partner in Africa, well-known for the precision and reliability of its logistics solutions and quality of its products.
Founded in 1965 to provide precision services meeting numerous constraints and the demanding expectations of the group’s African companies, we have developed our own clientele by relying on this know-how.
Today, we accompany our clients from product purchase to sales, forwarding them all over the world and thus simplifying their processes :
We specialize in maritime shipchandling on the African coast and locally source all on-board food and consumables serving to operate vessels and equipment.
Our own facilities in Congo, Gabon and Angola, as well as our widespread partner network enable us to offer outstanding sales and logistics to our clients wherever their needs take them.
To provide you with a high quality service, the Group relies on a network of privileged partners and suppliers.
One of the group’s important partners for its South American purchasing of food- and non-foodstuffs, Tristan Procurement Solutions was founded in Cape Town in 1997 to offer reliable, efficient procurement solutions for the oil and related industries in Africa. Tristan has enjoyed constant growth by offering products from all over the world with the reliability.
Hanalei Trading & Services is a U.S. procurement office and U.S. brand exporter, located in Miami, Florida. Our mission as US exporter, is to provide affordable and reliable brands from North America to companies across the world, and more specifically in Africa.
HTS’ network in Africa stretches to the entire continent thanks to its history and specialization in foodstuff distribution, import wholesalers and on- and offshore industrial players. All the Daron Group’s purchased products sourced in North America pass through this partner.
The Daron Group’s main partner and an offshoot of our group, SEAS SERVICES handles all services linked to seagoing safety management. This activity covers sales, rentals, maintenance inspection and certification in the following areas :
- Fire detection and extinction
- Sea rescue and survival equipment
- Breathing systems
- Gas detection
- Seagoing electronics
- Chemical products sales
- Certified offshore container leasing and transportation
Crucial in building a long-lasting, reliable relationship with our partners and clients, our services must match their needs perfectly.
The faultless behavior demanded of our teams by our firm’s ethical values has allowed us to create a strong relationship of trust with all of our partners.
Our client satisfaction is our strong commitment – our services’ flexibility and responsiveness enable us to design tailor made solutions adapted to customers’ needs.
By highlighting mutual respect – which we consider an honor – we commit ourselves to carry out each task in the process with the greatest regularity and consideration for our clients’ needs.
Due to our activity’s complexity, rigorous methodology in carrying out our daily tasks is essential to proper operations.
Striving for excellence, we are dedicated to continuously improving our operating processes through our companies’ ISO certification, developing our teams competencies and permanently exchanging with our partners and clients.
Thanks to its family entrepreneurial spirit, Daron Shipchandler is particularly attached to the respect due to its teams, clients and partners. Our employees reflect the company value on a daily basis thanks to a strong sense of belonging. This pride is conveyed through the thoroughness and motivation put in the quality of the services and relationships they provide.
We are involved in the development of our economic environment through investment in training leading to the professionalization of local competencies.
We support local players and entrepreneurs acting in key sectors of our activities and make all of our working tools available for societal-oriented activities.
Aware of the gaps in the systems in which we operate, we are involved in numerous social projects.
Examples of projects receiving our support include rehabilitation of street girls, Rotary charities, as well as training and educational bodies.
Firm believers in responsible food programs, we fight against waste: through building clients’ awareness of this issue, training our staff in reducing waste, and charitable giving.
We also invest to make our tools more efficient and less environmentally harmful to reduce our companies’ carbon footprint.