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Grindrod Petrologistics


Grindrod first entered the Petrochemical industry in 2008 with the acquisition of WM TransLogistics and in 2010 concluded the acquisition of Fuelogic, a bulk liquid transporter operating in Southern Africa. In 2012 Grindrod acquired a 95% interest in the Botswana based fuel logistics company, Petrologistics and in 2013 finalised the acquisition of 70% interest in Whatana, a bulk fuel transporter in Mozambique. Ports in Mozambique – Nacala, Beira and Maputo – creates an ideal opportunity to source and distribute fuel into Africa.

The fleet of 450 specialised road tankers, provides primary and secondary distribution services to various oil majors in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique and Namibia, some under medium or long term contracts with customers such as Sasol, Totalgaz, Puma, Engen, Shell, Vivo, Enviroshore, Chevron and Total. Primary distribution is the transportation of fuel from refineries or import terminals to inland terminals, depots and large customers. Secondary distribution is the transportation of fuel from inland terminals and depots to retail or smaller wholesale customers.

Whatana’s fleet of semi-trailer combination road tankers operate out of Maputo and Beira delivering fuel to Petromoc depots and customers as well as transporting natural gas condensate from Temane to Beira for export. Operations are to be extended to Nacala during the second half of 2013. Services are to be extended to include road bunkering and the transportation of jet fuel. Operations will treble from a 17 vehicle operation to 60 during the second half of 2013.

Grindrod’s fuel transport business also transports liquid petroleum gas, is involved in the development of software for the oil industry, conducts optimization studies for, and with customers and offers to run depots on behalf of oil companies.

Phillip De Beer

Chief Operating Officer

Tel +27 (0)11 396 2983
Cell +27 (0)72 474 6060


Physical address

Plot 1193 Zeerust Road,

Postal address

PO Box 41193,

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