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Sturrock Grindrod Maritime

A growing footprint throughout emerging markets

Our logistic services are able to offer extended services to shippers and importers wishing us to arrange for the full supply chain management function no matter how big or small the cargo may be.

Sturrock Grindrod Maritime is one of the largest shipping and logistics companies in South and East Africa. Our business lines include ships agency, clearing and forwarding, procurement and technical support, Sturrock Grindrod Maritime provides full-chain, reliable solutions to our customers.

We pride ourselves on our steadfast and dedicated service. Many of our international principals and clients have utilized our maritime expertise for over thirty years.

Sturrock Grindrod Maritime has had an ISO 9001 quality management system in place since 1996 and currently operates on a Level 2 empowerment scorecard.

Our Services
Ships Agency
  • Full Agency services
  • Charterers/Cargo Agency
  • Port Agency
  • Owners Protecting Agency
  • Shippers Agency
  • Husbandry services
  • Off Port Limits Agency
  • Dry-docking, repairs and Layby Agency
  • Bunker Agency
  • Bulk and break-bulk
  • Crude, gas, petroleum, chemical tankers
  • Crew movements
  • Management of cost effective third party supply services
  • Complete local information and port services
Tank Containers
  • Services
  • Full door to door service of bulk liquid chemicals and food grade products
  • Specialised tank containers for all types of aggressive products, compressed gasses and cryogenic cargo
  • Agent to liaise with all the shipping lines for bookings
  • All documents handled by agent if needed
  • Agent to liaise with principal on behalf of the customer
  • Storage solutions

Offices & Contacts

Sturrock Grindrod Maritime
Head Office

17th Floor, 2 Long Street, Cape Town, 8001
PO Box 2745, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
P +27 21 405 8200
F +27 21 419 2762


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Mitchell Cotts

A firm commitment to service excellence

Mitchell Cotts Maritime has been operating in South Africa as an established Ships Agency company since 1895 is now part of the Sturrock Grindrod Martime group.

From accounts to freight documentation, marketing to IT support, container tracking & logistics to carrier haulage and numerous vessel operations services, including super cargo & surveys, we have our clients covered.

Mitchell Cotts Maritime use an In-house computer system which links to local Customs, South African Ports, Depots and Clients via EDI.

Our Services
  • Issuing of waiver certificates for all sea imports to the following countries:
    • Republic of Angola (CNCA)
    • Democratic Republic of Congo (FERI)
    • Benin (ECTN)
    • Cameroon (ECTN)
    • Mali (ECTN)
    • Republic of Guine-Bissau (CNC-GB)
  • Ministry of Transport Angola (Angola National Shippers Council) (CNCA)
  • Gedebor - Electronic Cargo Tracking Notes (ECTN)
  • Frabemar - Fiche Electronique De Renseignement à L’importation (FERI)
  • Sociedade Certificadora e Corretora de Transportes, Lda. (SNC-GB)
  • Yusen Logistics Co. Ltd.
Canada States Africa Line Hapag Lloyd  NYK Line 

Offices & Contacts

Mitchell Cotts
Head Office

6th Floor, Grindrod Mews,
106 Margaret Mncadi Avenue, Durban, 4001
PO Box 1021, Durban, 4000, South Africa
P +27 31 302 7555
F +27 31 305 2455


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King & Sons

An established and proven ships agency

Established in 1881, King & Sons is one of Southern Africa’s most prestigious and established ships agencies, the first in South Africa to receive ISO 9001:2000 accreditation for ships agency services in both liner and non-liner functions.

A division of Sturrock Grindrod Maritime, King & Sons offers the full range of support in both technical and commercial port logistics, handling of vessels of as well as specialised gas carriers.

Through an extensive network of group companies we offer dry docking, ship repairs, crew changes, bunkering, cargo operations & port to door and door to port logistics solutions.

Our Services
Liner services:
  • South African agents for MACS Maritime Carrier Shipping (Pty) Ltd
Non-liner services:
  • Vessel agency
  • Clearing and forwarding/customs specialists
  • Bulk, break bulk and heavy lift cargo operations
  • Warehousing and distribution
  • Road and rail transport
  • Project logistics
  • 24 hour assistance at all ports
  • Dry docking, repairs and maintenance
  • Bunker supply co-ordination and oil sample
  • Container logistics
  • Container road transport
  • Container rail transport
  • Agents for bulkhaul – tank container leasing
  • Agents for United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Offices & Contacts

King & Sons Liner
Head Office

9-10th Floor, Grindrod House,
108 Margaret Mncadi Avenue,
Durban, 4001
P +27 31 277 9800
F +27 31 306 0212


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