Advisory Panel
Mr Martyn Wade
Chief Executive Officer
Grindrod Shipping Pte Ltd

Martyn Wade is Chief Executive Officer of Grindrod Shipping Pte Ltd which trades globally under two key brands – Island View Shipping (IVS) and Unicorn Shipping.

IVS owns and long term charters a modern fleet of 36 handysize, supramax and capesize bulk carriers which combined with its various operating businesses, transports in excess of 20 million tons of cargo per annum, whilst Unicorn Tankers owns/operates a modern fleet of 20 products, chemical and bunker tankers. Grindrod Shipping is represented globally with offices in Singapore, London, Durban, Cape Town, Richards Bay, Rotterdam, Tokyo and Maputo.

Martyn has over 38 years international shipping experience and has worked for shipowners, operators and shipbrokers in London, Johannesburg, New York and now Singapore. The companies he has worked for include Van Ommeren UK, Simpson Spence and Young Johannesburg, Clipper Bulk USA and HSBC London.

He is an Executive Director of Grindrod Ltd, a director of the UK Freight Demurrage & Defence Association and a member of The Baltic Exchange having been first elected in 1979.

Grindrod Ltd, listed on the JSE Securities Exchange, is based in South Africa and is represented by subsidiaries, joint ventures and associated companies in 37 countries worldwide, employing more than 7,500 people.