Maputo Corridor Logistics Initiative

Members – Grindrod Freight Services

Grindrod Freight Services

Grindrod Mozambique, Lda

Contact Details

  • Francois van Rensburg  OR  Andy Challis
  • +27836346089  OR  +27828864824
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MCLI Board Member

Grindrod Freight Services, is a member of MCLI and is represented on the MCLI board.

Grindrod’s strategy is to provide integrated logistics services along specific import / export corridors ensuring delivery of diversified cargoes from pit to port and then on to international markets. The company is committed to promoting regional economic growth by pioneering capital projects and port concessions, and developing infrastructure. Grindrod Freight Services is represented in every port and region throughout Southern Africa and is represented in 17 countries.

The company’s specific focus is on transporting bulk cargo, containerised cargo and vehicles.  The company provides road transportation, rail services, port operations, terminal operations, intermodal solutions, warehousing, storage, stevedoring, clearing and forwarding, ships agency services, travel agency services and all facets of traditional logistics.

A vast network of influence, specialised skills, strategic relationships and joint ventures (including successful BEE ventures), ensures that Grindrod can deliver on the most complex of freight services.

Grindrod is a 24.7% shareholder in the Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC), together with CFM (49%), DP World (24.7%) and local partners (1.6%). The shareholders secured a port concession to 2033 with the option to extend for a further 10 years. The concession period provides a suitable timeframe for the implementation of significant investment by both MPDC and the sub-concessionaires in line with the Port Master Plan, approved by the Government of Mozambique. The Plan sets out a strategy for the future development of the Port and provides a framework for berth and channel improvements, development of landside facilities and expansion of service corridors and other associated infrastructure.

Over and above Grindrod’s involvement in MPDC, Grindrod’s operations in Maputo include dry bulk terminals, an intermodal container terminal, a car terminal, ships agency services (Sturrock Grindrod Maritime), clearing and forwarding (Sturrock Grindrod Maritime and Rohlig-Grindrod), auto carriers (Grindrod Logistics), fuel tankers (Grindrod Fuelogics and Grindrod Petrologistics) and rail solutions.

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