Our commitment to forging new routes and delivering Africa's commodities to the world is unwavering. 

OUR culture

Fulfilling our purpose and strategy requires us to earn our customers' trust by keeping our promises and going above and beyond. Our people are the heart of our business. They matter. We respect their rights, their talents, and their contribution. Everywhere we work we make a positive difference to local communities. Our ability to innovate and maintain long term thinking results in operational excellence and fast, consistent action.

What Drives Us


We are one Grindrod, transparent and honest, united by a bold purpose and clear strategy. Always solutions-driven, we are committed to ensuring a safe working environment. We simplify and innovate, taking accountability for outcomes. Our immersive approach to our own business and our customers’ makes it possible for Grindrod to deliver its best.

Members of the board are leaders in industry with diverse and extensive experience. The Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer are supported by a strong leadership team which oversees the business units.

Meet our leaders


Our greatest asset is our people.

Our can-do attitude motivates us to take on any challenge, exceed expectations and overcome barriers. Together we are a united, agile, enthusiastic force – committed to integrity, fairness, transparency, professionalism, respect for others, accountability for our actions, shared wisdom and a common goal.

Committed to transformation

Operational excellence

We pride ourselves in finding the most efficient and cost effective solutions for our customers always focusing on delivering the best in industry standards. Our businesses are dependable and accredited in their fields of expertise.

Safety is always at the forefront of all we do.

See our accreditations

our story

Since 1910 we have steadily climbed in reputation and ability. Our pioneering spirit from the early seventies which saw us at the forefront of containerisation in South Africa, is still very much part of our culture. We made smart investments in assets that further enhanced our offering and diversified the business into providing freight solutions from point of origin to final destination.