Your freight logistics and shipping service provider

Grindrod Terminals


The facilities are ideally positioned across southern Africa to offer an efficient service to importers and exporters of various commodities. Grindrod has long-standing relationships with the numerous mining houses, commodity traders and large industrial consumers. Having invested in infrastructure and assets required to handle a variety of bulk commodities, Grindrod is able to offer its customers:

·         Storage; (warehousing, open stockpiling and silo storage);

·         Cargo flow management;

·         Ship loading or discharging;

·         Stevedoring;

·         Clearing & forwarding;

·         Stock management & daily reporting and

·         Rail scheduling

The operations have demonstrated further commitment to the provision of a world-class service through the achievement of ISO compliance and the installation of CommTracTM terminal management software. This software has been installed in both the Richards Bay (South Africa) and Maputo (Mozambique) terminal facilities.



Capable of handling various dry-bulk imports and exports, the terminal is located within the main port of Walvis Bay. At present, the handling of coal, copper concentrate, zinc and lead form the majority of the operation; however the terminal has the capacity to handle additional dry-bulk commodities.


RBT Grindrod Terminals is a joint venture with RBT Resources. The existing Grindrod Navitrade operation and adjoining RBT land will be developed into a fully mechanised coal export terminal. It will be expanded in phases from 3 million tonnes to 20 million tonnes per annum throughput capacity and will service B-BBEE mining companies (including junior miners) by providing them commodity export capacity on a contracted basis. In addition to this, a key component of the JV will be to develop an inland coal hub that will allow junior miners to consolidate their volume in a co-operative fashion, so as to enable those with low production volumes to access export markets and exploit economies of scale as a collective. The shareholding of the JV is 50.1% RBT and 49.9% Grindrod, which makes it a black controlled company.

Kusasa Terminal has warehousing (60 000m³) and silo capacity predominantly used for heavy minerals (phosphate rock and metal ores). These facilities are also conveyor connected to the port.

Valley Terminal has warehousing capacity of 100 000m³ and is belt connected for imports directly from the Richards Bay Dry-Bulk Terminal (predominantly used for sulphur and other phosphates).

Seamunye Terminal has no direct port connection but offers specialised services including containerisation, bagging and blending for numerous niche dry-bulk commodities.


Grindrod’s Terminal de Carvão da Matola (TCM) operates a dry-bulk terminal in Mozambique which has an export throughput capacity of 7.5 million tonnes, handling magnetite and coal.

Grindrod continues to work closely with Caminhos de Ferro de Mozambique (CFM) and Transnet Freight Rail to create export capacity for both the established and Junior Coal Mining community of southern  Africa.

Furthermore, Grindrod operates a facility in the Maputo main port known as Grindrod Mozambique Limitada (GML), where sized coal destined for the Turkish domestic market and Iron Oxide/Magnetite is exported. GML currently has a throughput capacity of 4 million tonnes per annum.


Grindrod Terminals

Tel +27 31 302 7700


Physical address

108 Margaret Mncadi Avenue,
South Africa, 4001

Postal address

PO Box 1,

View other branches

Topic of interest