4PL.COM Cape

4PL.COM Cape is a specialist long distance non-asset based transporter. Our unique model of a dedicated fleet  allows us flexibility and the ability to provide a top class service to our Customers.

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Paul Cunliffe originally started the business in 1989 and was later joined by his wife, Penny in 1991. This dynamic pair built a significant business and in November 2007 4PL became involved, taking a 50% equity stake in the business.

4PL.COM Cape has a staff compliment of 22, based in Cape Town, PE and Durban. Specialising in “commercial cargo” which is transported on flatdeck trailers, we operate in all sectors of the economy. We have a small bulk operation, concentrating on local coal and various other bulk products. Our “non-asset” based fleet consists of approximately 60 vehicles, and is supported by an excess of 150 “adhoc” subcontractors. Dedicated contractors are supplied with fuel and preferential payment terms.

We have a company that leases trailers to our contractors, look out for 4PL.COM branded interlink curtain side trailers.



  • We invested in a new venture to do express deliveries between CPT and JHB called Transmart in December 2009, Transmart now operates a fleet of 22 owned vehicles. The Transmart staff have a shareholding in the Company by way of a trust set up for them.
  • In 2011, we started Milk Run Express (MRE), a messenger service, run under Transmart, doing short local deliveries in the Cape Peninsula. MRE, operates a fleet of 7, 1-ton bakkies, which are leased to owners.