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 23 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 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 Limited on 1 January 2023
CA(SA), AMP (Harvard)

Xolani joined Grindrod in 2013 and has progressed his career in various leadership roles. He has paved a clear strategy for the business and has rallied his teams to take the business to a new level.

 Before joining Grindrod, Xolani spent 12 years of his career in the mining sector working for Anglo American across the various roles in finance, procurement, business and commodity performance analysis, and greenfield project implementation in its corporate offices and operations in South Africa, Botswana and the UK. He holds a chartered accountancy qualification and completed his Advanced Management Programme from Harvard Business School in 2021.



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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