Magnum Shield Security Services (Pty) Ltd is a leading provider of specialized security services for the Maritime Industry in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
24 Hour Service
Magnum Shield’s Control Room is in operation 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with fully trained personnel on duty.
Cash to Master Services
Magnum Shield Security offers a Cash to Master service with highly trained staff who undertake on-going refresher training.
There is a 100 percent Insurance cover on this service.
Crew Transport and Courier Services
Magnum Shield offers a variety of crew transport and couriers services. All drivers are in possession of a Public Drivers Permit (PDP), which is renewed once yearly.
All vehicles have a valid Transport Permit as per the Road Safety Act.
Amongst other services, this specialized division also assists in meeting crew at airports, escorting them to various venues, arranging medical examinations, assisting in shopping or other matters in the Durban and Richards Bay areas, and also entertains crew by taking them on Safari or other excursions whilst their vessels are in port.
Some Special Events:
- Tour of City Centres/KZN region
- Meet and Assist at Airports
- Liability Cover – 100 percent
Magnum Shield attends to the detection, removal and repatriation of Stowaways, including the escorting of stowaways to various countries.
Meet and Assist at Airports
Magnum Shield can meet and assist at airports including the international airports at Johannesburg and Cape Town.
MORE ABOUT MAGNUM SHIELD
OUR MARITIME DIVISION currently operates in the ports of Durban and Richards Bay and plans to begin operating in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, East London and Saldanha Bay in 2007.
Magnum Shield Maritime Security is a ISPS approved company and has three PFSO’s (Port Facility Security Officers) who ensure total compliance in all aspects of the ISPS code at all times.
All our Crew Transport staff are in possession of Public Drivers permits (PDP’s) which are renewed annually, and all vehicles have valid Transport Permits as per the Road Safety Act.
All Shipping Security staff are in compliance with the ISPS code in accordance with the Maritime Security Working Group Act A.924 (22).
These security officers undergo regular training courses as per the above.
OUR CLIENTS INCLUDE:
John T Rennie and Sons
Combine Ocean Shipping
Richards Bay Steamships
King and Sons
Oceanic Seagull cc
Freight Marine Shipping
Freight Bulk Shipping
Mitchell Cotts Maritime
Magnum Shield Security Services (Pty) Ltd was formed in January 2002 when The Bidvest Group acquired Magnum Security and merged it with its existing security company, Shield Security.
The merger places our company amongst the four largest security service providers in South Africa.
Magnum Shield Security Services (Pty) Ltd has offices in 16 (sixteen) locations in South Africa and employs more than 12,000 staff nationally.
Our philosophy is to specialize in niche markets and to this end we employ a management team that is both flexible and pro-active, ensuring that the specific needs of clients are met.
Magnum Shield Security Services (Pty) Ltd is a ISO 9001 company and conducts its business in terms of the high standards set down by the ISO 9001 Quality Management System.
Magnum Shield Security Services (Pty) Ltd believes that management support is the cornerstone of an effective and professional service, and to this end the company employs a team of professional managers who are focused on providing top class customer service.
Magnum Shield Security Services (Pty) Ltd has extensive insurance cover in most facets of liability requirements normally associated with security services.
It should be recorded that compensation for losses will ultimately be accepted or repudiated on the basis of a full investigation by both parties as well as the insurers.
The following depicts the types of cover the Magnum Shield Security Group currently has in place.
BLACK ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT
The Bidvest Group as a South African Company is committed to Black Economic Empowerment as a national and commercial imperative.
Through joint ventures and direct equity stakes in business units prior to the current equity transaction, it was estimated that the value of the BEE businesses within Bidvest was R500 million.
On July 9th 2003, The Bidvest Group announced that a BEE Consortium (Dinatia Investment Holdings) would acquire 15 percent of the Group’s shareholding, thereby becoming the largest single direct shareholder. This, in addition to approximately 20 percent of shares held by BEE institutions, takes the total BEE shareholding in Bidvest to over 35 percent. This is inclusive of both local and international assets to show full participation in every facet of Bidvest businesses globally.
The value of the current BEE transaction is now estimated to be R2.1 Billion.
The Bidvest Group in its entirety complies fully with the Government BEE strategy as outlined in the Department of Trade and Industry’s document and as enacted in recent legislation.
The scheme differs from other BEE transactions due to the fact that the Dinatia Shareholders are committed to being actively involved in the day-to-day operations of The Bidvest Group to add value from within. This includes senior HDI appointments to Boards across the full spectrum of the Bidvest Companies. Further enhancements include Skills Development programmes, committed affirmative procurement policies and enhanced Social Investment initiatives.
WHY MAGNUM SHIELD?
We aim to provide our clients with a professional and cost effective solution at all times.
We have a proven and established track record.
We supply a service which is measurable at all times.
We are a South African company and understand the environment in which we operate.
We have offices in all the major port cities of South Africa.
We have Liability Insurance which covers all the services we provide.