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Grindrod reports solid progress in executing various strategies
6th December 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Grindrod continues to focus its efforts on executing the Port and Terminals, Logistics and Bank strategies and disposal of noncore businesses, it notes in a pre-close business update.... 


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Rail operator eyes South African, African leasing expansion with renewed locomotive fleet
29th November 2021 By: Donna Slater

Freight logistics company Grindrod, through its 43% shareholding in Pretoria-based freight company Railco Africa, is looking to expand its locomotives leasing and rail operations business in South... 


Grindrod Intermodal and Ocean Africa Container Lines to merge with Maersk
15th November 2021 By: Donna Slater

JSE-listed freight logistics group Grindrod has agreed to merge the South African container logistics businesses of Grindrod Intermodal (GIM) and Ocean Africa Container Lines (OACL) with AP Moller... 


Grindrod keen on potential private-sector participation opportunities at Transnet
8th October 2021 By: Irma Venter

A port that runs efficiently “can bring prosperity all around”, says Grindrod Freight Services CEO Xolani Mbambo. South Africa’s major ports are, however, currently ranked close to the bottom of... 


UCD opens new depot in Cape Town
1st October 2021 By: Irma Venter

United Container Depots (UCD) has moved from its location in Paarden Eiland to larger premises in Beaconvale, Parow, also in Cape Town. The new depot has a container stacking area of more than 20... 


Grindrod sells remaining stake in Grindrod Shipping for R368m
23rd September 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Freight transportation arrangement company Grindrod on Thursday announced that it had sold its remaining shareholding in Grindrod Shipping for $24.8-million (R368.2-million). The sale shares amount... 


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Govt’s private-sector participation drive could increase efficiency, prosperity – Grindrod
15th September 2021 By: Irma Venter

A port that runs efficiently “can bring prosperity all around”, says Grindrod Freight Services CEO Xolani Mbambo. South Africa’s major ports are, however, currently ranked close to the bottom of... 


Grindrod targets port, rail projects in govt’s private-sector participation drive 
10th September 2021 By: Irma Venter

Ports and logistics operator Grindrod is positioning itself to take part in the private-sector participation (PSP) opportunities to be created by government in the rail and ports sectors, says... 


TNPA supports CDC to deliver key liquid bulk infrastructure for Nelson Mandela Bay
9th September 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

The Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) is encouraging Port Elizabeth Liquid Bulk Tankfarm tenants, as well as any other parties interested in securing liquid bulk storage capacity, to contact... 


Carolus joins Grindrod board, to succeed Hankinson as chair in May 2022
7th September 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

JSE-listed Grindrod has appointed Cheryl Carolus nonexecutive director with effect from October 1. She will also succeed Mike Hankinson, who is retiring, as chairperson with effect from May 25, 2022. 


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UCD opens new depot in Cape Town
30th August 2021 By: Irma Venter

United Container Depots (UCD) has moved from its location in Paarden Eiland to larger premises in Beaconvale, Parow, also in Cape Town. The new depot has a container stacking area of more than 20... 


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Grindrod targets port, rail projects in govt’s private sector participation drive 
27th August 2021 By: Irma Venter

Ports and logistics operator Grindrod is positioning itself to take part in the private sector participation (PSP) opportunities to be created by government in the rail and port sectors, says... 


Grindrod Shipping swings to interim net profit
19th August 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Shipping services provider Grindrod Shipping posted a net profit of $27.59-million for the six months ended June 30, compared with a loss of $12.31-million in the six months ended June 30, 2020.... 


Grindrod's interim business performance improves
18th August 2021 By: Schalk Burger

The performance of JSE-listed freight and financial services company Grindrod’s core businesses improved during the first six months of this year, compared with the six months ended June 30, 2020,... 


Grindrod Shipping to acquire remainder of IVS Bulk joint venture
27th July 2021 By: Irma Venter

Grindrod Shipping Holdings has announced a number of transactions relating to the acquisition of the remaining 31.14% equity stake in its IVS Bulk joint venture (IVS Bulk). Grindrod Shipping... 


Grindrod aims for completion of northern Mozambique logistics hub in H1
26th March 2021 By: Irma Venter

Grindrod aims to have its logistics hub in Palma, in northern Mozambique, “up and running” by the end of the first half of this year, says Grindrod Freight Services CEO Xolani Mbambo. Palma is... 


Ngqura liquid bulk terminal project, South Africa
Ngqura liquid bulk terminal project, South Africa
19th March 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The Transnet National Ports Authority has appointed the Coega Development Corporation as an implementation agent for a construction programme to ensure that the Ngqura liquid bulk terminal is... 


Grindrod aims for H1 completion of logistics hub in northern Mozambique
4th March 2021 By: Irma Venter

Grindrod aims to have its logistics hub in Palma, in northern Mozambique, “up and running” by the end of the first half of this year, says Grindrod Freight Services CEO Xolani Mbambo. Palma is... 


Hesper Engineering acquires majority stake in Swift Engineering
Hesper Engineering acquires majority stake in Swift Engineering
13th January 2021 By: Irma Venter

Novatech, trading as Hesper Engineering, a ship repair and general engineering company based in Cape Town, has purchased a 51% shareholding in Swift Engineering.  Swift Engineering, now trading as... 


Grindrod Shipping extends IVS Pinehurst charter-in period
4th December 2020 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Dual-listed Grindrod Shipping has agreed to extend the firm charter-in period of the 2015-built supramax drybulk vessel IVS Pinehurst for 11 to 13 months, starting from November 15. The company has... 


Ngqura liquid bulk terminal project, South Africa
Ngqura liquid bulk terminal project, South Africa
20th November 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

Oiltanking Grindrod Calulo has decided not to proceed with the development of a liquid bulk storage terminal in the Port of Ngqura. 


OTGC abandons plan to develop Ngqura liquid bulk storage terminal on viability concerns
17th November 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Joint venture company Oiltanking Grindrod Calulo (OTGC) has decided not to proceed with the development of a liquid bulk storage terminal in the Port of Ngqura. The Transnet National Ports... 


NovaMarine now supplier of CSM-branded safety equipment
9th November 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed logistics group Grindrod’s marine safety and survival equipment subsidiary NovaMarine has been approved as an accredited service partner for CSM-branded safety equipment. NovaMarine... 


WHEELSHOP REDRESS Bakara was appointed by PRASA in November last year to repair railway wheels, but a technical assessment of its wheelshop was required before the company could start production
Rolling ahead with railway wheel repairs
4th September 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

Rail components manufacturer Bakara Engineering has completed repairs to railway wheels for a private rail operator and is working on a similar project for Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa... 


Grindrod focuses on recovering volumes, earnings after lockdown impacts
Grindrod focuses on recovering volumes, earnings after lockdown impacts
27th August 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed logistics group Grindrod has managed to generate 10% higher profit year-on-year in the six months ended June 30 at R464-million, as well as 40% more cash from operations at R507-million,... 


Synchronising operating hours one option to reduce port congestion
21st August 2020 By: Irma Venter

The Port of Durban Decongestion Task Team is looking at synchronising the operating hours of the back-of-port container depots with the port’s 24/7 operating hours.  The team also wants to... 


Grindrod expects to report interim loss as a result of Covid-19
19th August 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As a result of Covid-19-specific actions, JSE-listed freight logistics group Grindrod expects to report a loss of between R286-million and R316-million for the six months ended June 30. The company... 


Synchronising operating hours one option to reduce port congestion
Synchronising operating hours one option to reduce port congestion
27th July 2020 By: Irma Venter

The Port of Durban Decongestion Task Team is looking at synchronising the operating hours of the back-of-port container depots with the port’s 24/7 operating hours.  The team also wants to... 


Grindrod appoints new FD
2nd July 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed logistics group Grindrod has announced the appointment of Fathima Ally as group FD, effective September 1. She succeeds Xolani Mbambo, who is moving into an operations position.  


Grindrod notes impact of lockdown on its businesses
26th June 2020 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Grindrod’s trading in the first quarter of this year was strong through most of its businesses, the company said in a pre-close business update on June 26. It noted, however, that... 


Collaborative effort to unblock chronic congestion at SA’s busiest port
Collaborative effort to unblock chronic congestion at SA’s busiest port
19th June 2020 By: Irma Venter

New equipment, improved access roads, synchronised, longer operating hours and a truck booking system are all in the works for the heavily congested Port of Durban, says Transnet National Ports... 


Collaborative effort to unblock chronic congestion at SA’s busiest port
Collaborative effort to unblock chronic congestion at SA’s busiest port
19th June 2020 By: Irma Venter

New equipment, improved access roads, synchronised, longer operating hours and a truck booking system are all in the works for the heavily congested Port of Durban, says Transnet National Ports... 


Durban port
Port’s virtual meetings contribute to resolving bottlenecks
18th June 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

State-owned Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) says the Port of Durban has harnessed the power of technology to bring together a range of stakeholders to address port issues since the start... 


Grindrod Property to buy properties it leased from SA Corporate Real Estate
15th June 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed logistics group Grindrod South Africa subsidiary Grindrod Property has entered into an agreement with South African Corporate Real Estate (SA Corporate) to acquire various letting... 


Grindrod FD moves into new position
10th June 2020 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Grindrod has announced that Xolani Mbambo will move into operations, following a successful tenure as FD of the company. He joined the company in 2013 as CFO of the Freight Services... 


Copperbelt miners turn to Tanzania as S African lockdown hits ports
7th April 2020 By: Reuters

South Africa's strict coronavirus lockdown has caused miners to divert copper from the country's ports to others in Africa, with Dar es Salaam the clear winner, sources told Reuters. Authorities in... 


Grindrod responds to Covid-19 pandemic
6th April 2020 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Amid the global spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, JSE-listed Grindrod has established a task team to monitor the specific requirements and recommendations of governments and their health agencies in... 


AutoPort project, South Africa
AutoPort project, South Africa
13th March 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

Grindrod plans to build a state-of-the-art autoport in KwaZulu-Natal. 


Ngqura liquid bulk terminal project, South Africa
Ngqura liquid bulk terminal project, South Africa
6th March 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

The development of the project has been "stalled". 


Focus on corridor solutions yields results for Grindrod
Focus on corridor solutions yields results for Grindrod
4th March 2020 By: Irma Venter

It seems as if driving corridor solutions for specific customer requirements has yielded positive results for freight and logistics group Grindrod. Releasing its financial results for the year... 


Insufficient customer commitment stalls liquid bulk terminal project
27th February 2020 By: Irma Venter

The development of the liquid bulk terminal in the Port of Ngqura, in the Eastern Cape, has been halted, says Oiltanking Grindrod Calulo (OTGC). OTGC is a joint venture (JV) between operating... 


Palabora, Grindrod sign five-year magnetite handling contract
20th February 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed freight and logistics company Grindrod has entered into a five-year contract to transport five-million tonnes a year of magnetite by rail from copper miner Palabora Mining Company's... 


Grindrod breaks ground at R105m AutoPort project
Grindrod breaks ground at R105m AutoPort project
17th January 2020 By: Irma Venter

Freight logistics group Grindrod has started construction on a new, R105-million AutoPort, just off the N3 in Camperdown, KwaZulu-Natal. The 270 000 m2 property is located between Pinetown and... 


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