Fairfield South Africa offers her customers an uncompromising service of cargo transport and creative logistical solutions. We have a proactive approach that is attentive to our patron’s needs, in a professional, reliable and cost effective manner. Fairfield Chemical Carriers South Africa provides South African companies a South African alternative for their logistical needs, thus enhancing the local economy. We anticipate to achieve a level 1 BEE status through transfer of skills, local procurement, sponsorships, and trainee internships within the in the Maritime industry. We are proud of our social responsibility outreach and our steadfast support of local charities.

We look forward to being the first choice for South African exporters and importers who need to find transport for their precious cargoes. Fairfield Chemical Carriers South Africa will continue to grow its respected shipping company with executive, commercial, operations and financial departments managed by local people.


Fairfield Chemical Carriers, was founded in 1996 by industry partners with a shared reputation for success in chemical tanker owning and trading. Lead and supported by Fairfield Maxwell Ltd., financial stability, experience, and positive connections in the Japanese shipping community helped fulfill the vision for the future. Our ambition to operate the best chemical tanker company is still at our core. Today that means creative and proactive client support, and devoted stewardardship of our planet. Our long-term business relationships are forged on trust and appreciation.

 The Fairfield Group is owned by MOL Chemical Tanker Pte. Ltd., a global leader in ocean transport of liquefied chemicals and oil. FCCSA is committed to fostering this lineage of maritime shipping excellence with new and existing customers trading in and out of South Africa.

Thami Gcaba

Managing Director

Thami is the Managing Director of FCCSA and one of its founders. He started shipping career 1996 at Safmarine Container Line and, over the years, has been involved in various aspects of shipping business such as chartering, commercial management and ship operations. Thami holds Post-Grad Diploma in Maritime Studies from the University of Kwazulu Natal.

Duduetsang Makinta


Duduetsang Makinta has been in the shipping industry for 7 years and is an experienced navigation officer with Deck Officer of the Watch (STCW Reg II/1) Certificate of Competency. She oversees vessels that perform voyages under FCC SA entity, and is also involved with tasks such as post fixtures, bunker intakes and agency appointments. Her expertise is ensuring the vessel’s voyage is performed efficiently and at reasonable costs. Additionally, she coordinates day-to-day operational activities, liaise with clients and the ship crew.

The best part about working for FCC SA is the collaboration.  Everyone shares a unified vision and is dedicated to achieving the same goal within operations. There is a genuine spirit of cooperation and shared goals, all revolving around helping the client/customer to ensure services rendered are always of the best quality” – Dudu

Salva Ngcobo


Salva is an operator who works closely with the Chartering, TSG and Accounting Department.  In 2019 he joined FCCSA  for a 12-month internship program.  He was promoted to an Operator upon completion of his internship. Prior joining FCCSA Salva was a student at the Durban University of Technology where he studied for a diploma in Shipping and Logistics.

Salva has always dreamed of working in a maritime industry and has found it to be a unique working environment.  The undying passion he has as an employee of Fairfield stems from the duties he performs like: stowage planning, bunker planning, and developing solutions to ensure vessels sail on-time, which continuously improves his skills and brings out the best in him.

“It’s a broad industry with many new challenges every day.  As a go getter I believe challenges are not meant to harm you but grow you.” – Salva

Minenhle Dumisa


Minenhle Dumisa Joined FCC SA team in July 2022 as an intern. Since youth, Minenhle has been fascinated by the shipping industry, seeing ships sail in and out of Richards Bay Port intrigued him. He then embarked on his journey to pursue a career within the shipping industry which has led him to his current role of an operations assistant, where he collaborates closely with FCC Operations, Chartering, and Post Fixture Team. He aspires to absorb knowledge about the shipping industry from the different teams he works with and gain more knowledge in the field where he in applying his trade.

“At FCCSA, our positive workplace fosters a vibrant and collaborative atmosphere, empowering employees to freely exchange ideas and contribute to collective success. Grateful for the privilege of being part of an innovative team, I look forward to growing and contributing to FCCSA’s ongoing success.” – Minenhle