Our Group

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.

Since 1959
Over 200 employees
€50M in sales
Over 1000 TEU handled
Operations in 30 countries
Our mission

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.

Our vision

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.

Our professions

Supply Chain
Supply Chain
Our teams and partners on several continents ship daily several tens of thousands of references (refrigerated / frozen / dry / hazardous), either in consolidated or FCLs to our companies and distributor-partners. This provides us with real expertise in different logistics solutions (air, sea, road) as well as complete mastery of associated documentation processes.
We supply in Congo, Gabon and Angola, as well as the entire African coast in all foodstuffs (dry / fresh / frozen / liquid), spare parts, and on board consumables (maintenance products, personal protective equipment, lub oils, paints, deck equipment) for vessels and offshore facilities.
Ship Services
Ship Services
Our teams and partners offer all types of services, at-sea delivery, lifeboat servicing, hull inspection, certified offshore container leasing, crew management and so on for our maritime clients.

Our firms

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 :

  • - A single contact
  • - A single purchasing source for all food- and non-foodstuff products
  • - Dedicated and optimized logistics
  • - Quick, reliable delivery
  • - A single invoice and payment

Congo / Gabon / Angola

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.


Locations and network

Locations and network
Areas Our areas of activity

Our privileged partners

To provide you with a high quality service, the Group relies on a network of privileged partners and suppliers.

Tristan group

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


They have placed their trust in us

Subsea 7
Compass Group
Marine Nationale
Noble Drilling
SB Offshore
Swire Pacific
US Navy
Van Oord

Our values


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.

Our corporate responsability

« The Daron Group decides to anchor its activities and development in a process of sustainability.
Our operations are frequently analyzed and reviewed to have a long-lasting, positive impact on the environment in which we carry them out.
We are committed to building each employee’s awareness of her/his responsibilities by belonging to a responsable group. »

Our CSR policy relies on three main cornerstones :


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.

social & civic

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.

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