Our commitment to unlocking Africa’s abundance is the guiding principle that underpins our operations. It is evident in our investment in Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC), and in our partnerships with the Ports and Railway Company of Mozambique, Dubai Ports World and Mozambique Gestores SARL. MPDC holds the port concession and is responsible for financing, constructing, rehabilitating, operating and maintaining the port in line with the port development plan. The port is perfectly positioned as a gateway to the sub-Saharan region, and is the closest port to the Gauteng industrial hub as well as the Limpopo and Mpumalanga mining regions.
MAPUTO PORT, MOZAMBIQUE
As part of our goal to open the world to Africa’s immense opportunities, we set about ensuring that the upgraded port and infrastructure would live beyond the concession period and contribute to the economic growth of the country for years to come. Significant developments included the dredging of the access channel, new equipment and refurbishment of berths, and landside facilities. Our advancements to the port have created substantial growth in port activities from the 5 million tonnes handled at the start of the concession in 2003.
Maputo Port handles a variety of cargo including minerals, grains, sugar, vehicles, bulk liquid containers and general cargo. It is a transit port. 80% of the cargo handled is delivered by road and rail from neighbouring countries such as South Africa and Zimbabwe.Contact us to find out more
Our terminal facilities are strategically positioned in Maputo, Richards Bay, Durban, Cape Town and Walvis Bay, providing an efficient service to importers and exporters. State-of-the-art supply chain management software enables real time views of cargo status, stockpile position and performance. Dashboards track the cargo, assisting our customers to manage their shipments moving through the ports.
Grindrod’s range of reliable dry bulk terminals provides a gateway to and from international markets, providing an efficient service to importers and exporters of various commodities.
- Cargo flow management
- Ship loading or discharging
- Clearing and forwarding
- Stock management
- Rail scheduling
Facilities and services
Our Multi-Purpose Terminals offer comprehensive operations to facilitate the import or export of containerised, bulk and break-bulk cargoes. Boasting facilities with direct access to the port, and coupled to container and inland terminals, the terminals are ideally positioned to meet the market needs with innovative solutions.Find out how we move cargo across borders
Our car terminal is situated in the Port of Maputo and spans an area of
85 109 m². It acts as a transshipment hub for the East and West coast of Africa and a distribution hub locally and internationally. The terminal has a paved area spanning 85 100m² and 4 126 parking bays with a throughput capacity of 115 000 cars per annum.
- Terminal handling
- Inspection and vehicle surveys
- Storage and managing of project cargo
- Other value-added services
MCTL operates to the specific standards and requirements of OEMs, shipping lines, and customers, has fully documented standard operating procedures and is ISO 9001, 14001, 18001 accredited and Maputo Port ISPS compliant.See our transport services
Our highly experienced stevedoring team expertly loads, stows, lashes and secures cargo on vessels and securely offloads it. Our state-of-the-art equipment ensures the safest, smoothest cargo handling.
In partnership with specialist stevedoring companies, the aim is to expand services to all ports in South Africa, Namibia and Mozambique.
RICHARDS BAY - SOUTH AFRICA
This business has perfected the art of separating parcels of dry-bulk cargo with welded steel plates. An innovative solution that has provided exporters and vessel owners the opportunity of sharing a hatch or combining cargos in one shipment.
WALVIS BAY - NAMIBIA
GRINDROD NAMIBIA STEVEDORING
Stevedoring and cargo handling services are provided to the shipping and fishing industry, including the discharge and loading of containers, break-bulk and dry bulk cargo and ﬁshing vessels.
DURBAN - SOUTH AFRICA
Stevedoring and cargo handling services are provided to the shipping industry, including the discharge and loading of containers, break-bulk, and dry bulk cargo.
MAPUTO - MOZAMBIQUE
MAPUTO CAR TERMINAL
GRINDROD MOZAMBIQUE LIMITADA
TERMINAL DE CARVAO DA MATOLA
All stevedoring requirements are handled in-house.
Our cross-border and project logistics teams are often required to manage the delivery of cargo to remote regions in East Africa with limited infrastructure. A specialist project management service is integral to the discharge of cargo in these remote areas.