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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.

The Bidship Fleet consists of both Refrigerated and Super Link vehicles.  Aligning with like-minded service-driven partners, 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 Control of the Business
  • New Business Development
  • Customer Relations / Retentions



Mandy SwanepoelBusiness 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 ClaassenAdministrator

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

Meet Daniel! 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 – Logistics Controller

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

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

Keanan’s contagious laughter, never disappoints!




Trent Lucas – Logistics Controller

Since joining the Bidship in August 2020, Trent has proven to be an integral part of the team. Not only does his “can do” attitude have a positive influence on the team, but he also has a pleasant and friendly demeanour that the customers love!  Trent’s favourite line is “I’m here for you”, which literally means he is always willing to jump in wherever needed.

  • Operations – General, local, and cross border
  • Fleet control assistant




Mika Cannon – Logistics Controller

Welcome Mika – “Controller in Training”. Mika is the most recent addition to the Bidship Team, starting June 2021.  Her young and vibrant personality is refreshing. We look forward to seeing her grow and find her niche within the team.

  • Operations – General




André Bouwer – Shareholder


Andre is one of the co-founders of Bidship and is currently still a shareholder.  André is a man of many talents.  His long-term experience in the HR, Financial and Management sectors as well as his impressive Bio, holding both Bachelors of Law (LLB) degree and Masters in Business Administration (MBA), more than qualifies him as “sounding board” for those integral business decisions.  On the flip side, Andre has a passion for people, is the life of any party and is always ready to bring a smile to your face.

  • Financial, Business and Legal Advisor