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About Us


Bidship (Pty) Ltd was founded by Rion Henning in 2015. The idea around Bidship started out in April 2013. Having spent many years in the logistics industry, he realised that transport is very traditional and has not changed much in the last 20 years. He saw the opportunity to design a platform or marketplace which connects shippers and transporters. Essentially offering an auction marketplace where transporters with excess loads or space available on their trucks could offer this up to customers that wants goods shipped. Although this was the basis on which the Bidship Model was built, the current Bidship has metamorphosised into a versatile catalyst for any company’s transport & logistic challenges. We specialise in finding solutions for you.

With the recent acquisition of 2 x 15m Reefer truck’s and having partnered with service-driven suppliers, Bidship prides itself in tailor-making your transport experience to one that is hassle-free and 1-stop in nature, further expressing our versatility to adapt, adopt and improve our service to meet our client’s requirements.

Our dedication to quality of service has enabled Bidship to fast track a sound reputation & produce a valuable footprint in SA and our neighbouring countries.

We are committed to building excellent relationships with both our National, as well as International customers by priding ourselves on superior service, quality customer care and support.


Developing the future of logistic


  • Relentless and obsessed about our customer’s needs
  • Have no regard for constraint
  • Have fun and be adventurous
  • Courageous in our pursuit
  • Always put our people first
  • Resilient in the way we learn and grow our busines
  • Passionate about everything we do
  • Simplicity in the way we conduct business


Rion HenningManaging Director

Meet the Managing Director – Rion has over 15 years of experience in the supply chain and logistics industry and has operated in and managed teams in Air, Ocean and Road Freight. In 2016 Rion graduated from Stellenbosch University with a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree whereafter he decided to start his own logistics business.  Having hand-picked each staff member for their individual talents, Rion leads the team by example. Under his leadership – he motivates and challenges all to reach new heights daily while maintaining a fun environment yet focused on the daily tasks. 

  • Overall Financial Controll of the Busines
  • New Business Development
  • Customer Relations / Retentions


Mandy Swanepoel - Business Development Manager

Meet Mandy. Mandy has been with Bidship since 2016 inception. Starting off as admin/sales/operations etc. She has finally been challenged and moved back into Sales. Her focus is great customer service and ensures that she keeps our customers happy, while growing new and existing business.

  • New Business Development
  • Customer Relations / Retentions
  • Key- Accounts Manager
  • Sales / Operations Manager
  • Project Initiator

Mandy is affectionately known as Rion’s ‘Day-Oner’ and does not let him forget it.


Cindy Claassen – Administrator

Meet Cindy. Cindy started with Bidship in March 2019. She has a strong administrative background and her firm, yet professional manner ensures smooth running of day-to-day office functions. Cindy is responsible for the daily Admin process.

  • Invoicing
  • POD receipt and forwarding
  • Debtors
  • Creditors
  • Chep Control

Cindy has a flair for the dramatic and boy can she light up the dance floor!


Josh Irlam – Logistics Controller

Meet Josh! He joined the team in October 2018 with a shy yet diplomatic demeanour. Today he maintains diplomacy whilst having a firm hand on our warehouse and Zambian loads. Josh is responsible for all warehouse controlling and outbound Zambian loads, whilst assisting Daniel with some local operations.

  • JNB Warehouse Control
  • Operations – Cross Border: Zambia
  • Operations – SA Local

Josh is our well-travelled, “Future Life” Boy


Daniel Lategan – Logistics Controller

Daniel has been with Bidship since, August 2017, when we headed into our 2nd phase of expansion / greatness. With a firm background in Rigging, Daniel not only mans our operations, he provides the necessary project management support for new projects.

  • Project Operations
  • Container Controller
  • Operations – Cross Border
  • Operations – SA Local
  • Warehouse Relocation Logistics

Our pretty-boy Daniel, has an insatiable appetite for all things indulgent!



Keanan Nell – Warehouse Controller (Johannesburg)

Keanan joined the Bidship early 2020. He coordinates our daily operations at our Johannesburg warehouse and acts as Fleet Controller.

  • Warehouse operations
  • Loading & Off-loading of vehicle
  • Fleet control

Keanan’s contagious laughter, never disappoints!




Trent Lucas – Logistics Controller

Welcome Newbie Trent – “Controller in Training”. Trent joined the team October 2020. He has been thrown in the deep end and is learning to swim quickly! Not only is he a fast learner, he has a pleasant and friendly demeanour and boy can he talk! Trent is already proving to be a valuable team member.

  • Operations – General