Our Purpose is to make a positive difference in Africa's trade with the world, touching lives of the communities in which we operate.

Customer Solutions

Our can-do attitude, tenacity, courage and vision have seen us grow from humble beginnings into a global powerhouse represented in 19 countries. We provide customer solutions for an efficient and cost effective cargo flow – efficiently moving cargo by road, rail, sea and air – providing integrated logistical and specialised services across trade corridors.


Keeping our people and communities safe is a top priority.

Safety first is a Grindrod promise.

Grindrod is guided by legislation and international and national best practice.

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Our investment in southern Africa is evident in our active commitment to building infrastructure to support customer needs.

Our ambition is to facilitate trade across key corridors in sub-Saharan Africa. This requires partnering with customers to understand their unique requirements, collaborating with governments and local authorities, investing and building infrastructure, and ensuring that our business units are aligned to provide the most effective logistics solution.

dry bulk Terminals
Multi-purpose Terminals

Grindrod offers an efficient service across Southern Africa to importers and exporters. Our infrastructure is designed to handle a variety of bulk, break-bulk commodities, vehicles and containers. We have long-standing relationships with numerous mining houses, commodity traders and large industrial consumers.

Grindrod's logistics network actively contributes to inclusive economic growth by driving flows of minerals, agricultural products and project cargo across key southern African trade corridors. We efficiently develop and manage trade corridors in collaboration with our partners and stakeholders.

Our rail, road, and marine transportation networks, enable trade flow by efficiently operating on corridors, transporting cargo overland, over-border, and by sea, connecting customers to markets.

Grindrod Bank prides itself on providing clients with innovative and tailored solutions that best serve their needs. Our service excellence is underpinned by these personalised relationships with clients and our proven track record.



Grindrod intends to partner with Maersk to provide an end-to-end supply chain solution

Grindrod has agreed to merge the South African container logistics businesses of Grindrod Intermodal (GIM) and Ocean Africa Container Lines (OACL) with A. P. Moller Maersk’s (Maersk) inland container terminals. The partnership will offer customers seamless access to end-to-end supply-chain solutions and enhance global integrated logistics.

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Appointed CEO, Grindrod Freight Services on 15 February 2021
CA(SA), AMP (Harvard)

Appointed 1 September 2018. Prior to joining Grindrod in March 2013, Xolani spent over a decade in the mining industry in various roles spanning across accounting and finance, mining project execution, mining business performance analysis (iron ore, coal and manganese) and coal marketing. During this time, he worked in Anglo American's offices in Johannesburg and London, its then mining operation in Mpumalanga and its gas exploration office in Gaborone. Having spent time as Grindrod's Freight Services CFO since 2013, Xolani accepted a Group Financial Director role in September 2018. In February 2021, he returned to Freight Services to assume the CEO responsibilities. Xolani is a director of various businesses in which Grindrod has a shareholding both local and international.



Grindrod reports commendable results for 2021

Core headline earnings increased by 166% to R886 million compared to R333 million in 2020. Global economic recovery, global demand for commodities, operational excellence throughout the business, and the drive to find cost-effective and efficient customer solutions, has underpinned Grindrod's phenomenal results. We have focussed on our core business and implemented our growth strategy.

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Grindrod’s drybulk terminal in the Port of Maputo - a gateway to world trade

Grindrod’s Matola terminal in Maputo received a second train from Botswana this weekend, the 15th of May 2022, and successfully discharged 50 wagons using the terminal’s tipplers.

The first train arrived on the 26th of April 2022, marking a significant milestone for Grindrod’s drybulk terminal in the main Port of Maputo, Mozambique. 

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Cheryl Carolus was elected the new Chair of Grindrod Limited

Following Grindrod's AGM on 3 June 2022, Mike Hankinson retired as director and Chairman of the Board of Grindrod Limited. Mike has handed over the torch to Cheryl, who was appointed to the board of Grindrod as an independent non-executive director effective from 01 October 2021.

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