Grindrod Intermodal

Grindrod Intermodal offers a complete solution for containerised cargo and provides for the storage and transportation of bulk mineral products:

• Tailor-made warehousing & distribution solutions including cross dock and bonded warehousing.
• Full range of transport service for containerised cargo by road and rail both within the borders of South Africa and neighbouring countries.
• Road transportation in side tippers of dry bulk commodities;
• Containerisation of bulk commodities (minerals);
• Comprehensive empty and full container depot services and
• Sales and leasing of new and used shipping containers

The Warehousing operation offers high levels of operational expertise to our diverse client base from blue-chip organisations to smaller companies. Nationally situated warehouses are dedicated to specific contracts or cargo types, including steel products, ferrochrome, cars, CKD components, sugar and unitized bulk cargo. Services include container packing and unpacking, cargo handling, storage and distribution, as well as varied customs services. Certain facilities are licensed to handle bonded cargo and also provide groupage services. In the project cargo arena, our lashing team has a reputation for ingenious solutions with specialized cargo.

The national Container Depots store & handle empty and full general purpose, refrigerated & tank containers. Significant investment in systems and equipment has been made. Skilled artisans and technicians provide pre-trip, repair & washing services. Facilities are monitored 24/7 via a sophisticated CCTV network, with control rooms linked to emergency services and private armed response companies. Outside the borders of SA, the Maputo Inland Container Depot (a joint venture between Grindrod and DP World) commenced operations on 1 June 2011 on 58,300m2 of land in the Maputo Port.

The Sales and Leasing division specialize in buying, selling and leasing second-hand and refrigerated shipping containers, as well as converting second-hand marine containers into accommodation (site offices, spaza shops, etc.). We also manage a large fleet of versatile half height multimodal containers specifically designed for the local movement of bulk products.

Our Container Transportation division offers movement of full and empty containers by road and rail.

• Local cartage services are offered in most major cities together with a long distance road service covering sub-Saharan Africa.
• We offer container rail services on all routes between Transnet Port Terminals and Transnet Freight Rail terminals within South Africa as well as neighbouring African destinations.


With a national infrastructure in excess of 500,000m2, assets exceeding the value of R190 million and resources which include a team of over 700 dedicated employees, Grindrod Intermodal can provide integrated supply chain efficiencies for the containerisation and transport of bulk commodities by either road or rail. We are located in most major South African cities and Grindrod Intermodal representatives are often placed in the offices of key customers to ensure easy forward and backward integration.

Grindrod Intermodal

Tel +27 (0)31 452 7600


Physical address

Old PX Autosort Yard,
Shed 10 Off Maritzburg Street,

Postal address

PO Box 31223,

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