Commercial and Technical Management
We commercially and technically manage the vast majority of our Fleet in-house for quality and cost control reasons.
Our technical department employs a large team of experienced and qualified managers in Singapore and Durban, including six master mariners and 10 Class 1 marine engineers who perform superintendent and technical management functions across the fleet.
Our technical department also operates the Grindrod Shipping Training Academy which is located in Durban.
The Grindrod Shipping Training Academy is a registered establishment that conducts Safety, Survival and Security Courses required by the marine and allied industries. The academy is accredited by SAMSA (South African Maritime Safety Authority), OPITO. Since 1975 the academy has trained both seafarers and personnel for shore and offshore based sectors of trade. The curriculum of the academy is not restricted and courses can be tailor-made to suit the student’s requirements.