Sturrock Grindrod Maritime (SGM)


With a steadily expanding footprint of strategically located offices, Sturrock Grindrod Maritime is a leading maritime service provider in the Indian Ocean region. Adept in the local languages, our staff provide local knowledge aimed at providing a comprehensive service offering that meets global industry standards.



Through a steadily expanding footprint of strategically located offices, Sturrock Grindrod Maritime is a leading maritime service provider in the Indian Ocean region. SGM provides a range of services to our clients including full agency, husbandry, cargo, owners and protective agency.

Representing ship owners, managers, operators and charterers from around the globe, SGM provides services along all trade routes in the Indian Ocean region covering Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and around the Australian coastline. Our local, experienced personnel who speak the language and understand the culture of each country we operate in, making your port calls as smooth and efficient as possible.

Our clients benefit from our well-established network of long-standing partnerships with successful local operations that provide expertise, insight and knowledge of local authorities and suppliers.



•  Cargo surveys

•  Container tracking and logistics

•  Freight / logistics coordination

•  Husbandry services

•  IT support

•  Sales / brokering

•  Super cargo / vessel operations services

Ships agency

•  Cargo loading / discharge

•  Charterers, shippers, receivers agency

•  Clearing services

•  Crew assistance

•  Full agency

•  Husbandry services

•  OPL – naval and passenger vessels

•  Owners agency

•  Protective agency

•  Ship repair co-ordination

•  Security services



Perfection in safety and seamless engineering. SGM’s Technical division offers specialised technical assistance around the African coast, when and where you need it the most. We offer technical assistance and support in the form of marine and industrial engineering as well as the servicing of safety, survival and fire safety equipment.

Our procurement team is able to assist with the sourcing of all technical equipment as well as general ship’s stores and provisions.



Our maritime services team at NovaMarine plays a vital role in providing product support, service and repairs for marine, rescue and survival equipment. Our dedicated team is on hand to take care of the mandatory checks and surveys required for your safety and firefighting equipment.



Supplier to the shipping industry of provisions and related supplies. Benefit from a hazzle-free experience – we collect and deliver to and from vessels in port.

Fire safety

Our fire safety team is well furnished with high-tech equipment and the skills to perform maintenance on your equipment to the highest standards. All our work have the SABS mark of approval.


Servicing of and davits for lifeboats, rescue boats, Fast Rescue Crafts (FRCs). Our engineers are available 24/7 to accommodate your need covering all African ports. We do your annual inspections and 5 yearly overhauls.

Life rafts

Servicing and supply of life rafts. Sales and service of maritime safety equipment, immersion suits, lifejackets and electronic equipment.


Our bonded warehouse facilities provide you with the option of only paying duties when your goods leave the bond store. Offering 24-hour secure general cargo storage we can assist importer / exporter in arrangements with all relevant parts.



We offer fully integrated turnkey solutions to the manufacturing, heavy engineering, mining and FMCG sectors. Located in Cape Town and Saldanha Bay, our team of service engineers and technicians at Hesper Engineering are on hand around the clock to provide support, service and tailor-made solutions to our clients.


Turnkey project management

Providing one single point of contact, our integrated solutions offers in-depth expertise while minimising the risk across the full life of the project.

Steel fabrication and supply

Custom steel fabricator and supplier offering steel and pipework, coded welding services, boiler shop services, on-site manufacturing and installation.

Specialised rigging services

General onboard rigging, rigging of thrusters, engines and alternators, rigging of tail shafts and rudders.

Specialist inspection services

Inspections such as pressure testing, non-destructive testing and root cause analysis provides up-to-date information about the conditions observed on board a vessel.

Ship repair

We offer a range of maintenance and repair services that cover your vessel from hull to engine, ensuring that it remains in Class at all times.

Propulsion systems specialists

Offering full range of solutions that optimise efficiency of your propulsion system from propeller shafts, bow thrusters, seals, propeller blades and more.

Installation and commissioning of auxiliary marine systems

We maintain, repair, retrofit and install various marine auxiliary systems.


Additional services to the shipbuilding industry we handle turnkey galley, accommodation, laundry and workshop outfitting specialising in cabinetry layout, fabrication and installations.



SGM’s logistics division, which includes project shipments and container services, ensure the most efficient operation and handling of your cargo or containers.

We are licensed clearing agents with offices on all the major transport corridors in southern Africa. Harnessing the capabilities across the Grindrod Group, we provide a full service offering and tailor-made solutions.



Speeding up container logistics! United Container Depots provides the highest standard in efficiency and quality for all your general purpose and reefer container needs.


•  Cold treatment preparation for reefer containers

•  Computerised tracking via EDI

•  Container repairs to industry standards

•  Empty container transport

•  Mechanical repairs to reefer containers

•  Pre-tripping of refrigerated containers

•  Reefer monitoring in port

•  Storage and handling of empty marine containers

•  Warranty repairs on reefer equipment

•  Bonded and duty paid warehousing

•  Washing and cleaning of containers


Head Office

Cape Town

Tel +27 21 405 8200


Physical address

17th Floor,
2 Long Street,
Cape Town,

Postal address

PO Box 2745,
Cape Town,
South Africa

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