Sturrock Shipping was established in 1969 and merged with Grindrod Ships Agencies in 2012, allowing the new group, Sturrock Grindrod Maritime (SGM), to offer services across the dry and wet bulk as well as liner agency spectrum. Services include vessel and procurement services, crew staffing and offshore/on-shore solutions across a wide range of marine activities. SGM can draw upon decades of expertise and experience in offering you superior ships agency standards, crew and supply chain management needs – to ensure untroubled delivery targets.
SGM is a leading,TRACE and ISO certified regional Ships Agency, Clearing & Forwarding, Project Logistics and Marine Technical Services provider. Our Ships Agency division represents ship owners, managers, operators and charterers from around the World, and provides assistance on a 24/7 basis all year round. We have 57 owned offices in 16 countries, including Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Australia
SGM is ISO 9001:2015 certified, TRACE certified, a member of the South African Association of Ship Operators and Agents (SAASOA) and the South African Oil and Gas Association (SAOGA). SGM is a Level 2 B-BBEE contributor.
SGM has been using IMDG Code e-learning to train staff since 2011. Darryn La Reservee, National Manager – Supercargo commented, “We offer a wide range of services to our clients, including the shipment of hazardous cargoes and, therefore, we need to ensure that our IMDG Code training is always up to date. IMDG Code e-learning give us the opportunity to train staff across Africa without the need to organise classroom sessions which take up valuable time and resources.”
IMDG Code e-learning is a cost-effective online training tool for all shore side staff involved in the handling and transport of dangerous goods by sea. It was developed in collaboration with the International Maritime Organization and gives high quality training that complies with both the general awareness and function specific training requirements in the IMDG Code.