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Island View Shipping (IVS)


IVS was founded in 1976, acquired by Grindrod Limited in 1999 and has become a prominent bulk ship owner and operator, shipping between 15 and 18 million tons per annum globally. 

IVS moved location to Singapore in 2004 and trades under the name of Island View Shipping – a division of Grindrod Shipping Pte Ltd.

The International operation

Island View Shipping is involved in the Handysize, Handymax, Cape and Panamax drybulk markets.

IVS – Handysize and Handymax

Effective 1 January 2013, the fleet, previously employed in the IVS/Lauritzen pool is now commercially managed in-house by our experienced chartering and operations teams in Singapore, London, Durban, Vancouver and Tokyo.

Our fleet of long and short period handymax bulk carriers are chartered and operated by our handymax chartering operation based in Singapore with branch offices in London, Vancouver, Durban and Tokyo.

Grindrod Shipping performs ship management functions for the owned fleet of Handysize and Supramax bulk carriers.

Cape Vessels

An experienced chartering team is located in Cape Town. The fleet is employed both on Time Charter to major operators and to service its cargo base. The Cape operation currently represents a carrying capacity of about 7 / 8 million tons per annum. 

The South African operation

Offers a regular Handysize / Handymax parcel service to the north-west Continent, UK, USA, Mediterranean and the Far East, scheduling 8 to 12 vessels per month from South Africa, Mozambique, East Africa and Namibian ports and also operates regularly in the following trades:

  • South America to South Africa
  • South Africa to Continent, Mediterranean and the USA
  • South Africa to Argentina
  • South Africa to China, Japan and Korea
  • Far East to South / East Africa
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Martyn Wade

Chief Executive Officer

Tel +27 31 302 1800


Physical address

Grindrod Shipping Pte Ltd #03-01 Southpoint 200 Cantonment Road Singapore 089763

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