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Unicorn Shipping


Unicorn’s South African roots date as far back as the 1860’s. Unicorn’s emblem and red, blue and white colours are a familiar sight on international waters and are known for high quality and standards. 

Unicorn Shipping moved from London to Singapore in 2011 and trades under the name of Unicorn Shipping - a division of Grindrod Shipping Pte Ltd. 

Unicorn is involved in the medium range, intermediate and chemical tanker markets.

MR Product Tankers

(40 000 to 52,000 dwt)

The fleet is either in period charters or employed under Vitol commercial management.

Intermediate Tankers

(16,500 dwt)

The company’s fleet of intermediate tankers are placed in period charters or entered in the Han Gang small tanker pool operating out of Singapore, Mumbai, Copenhagen, London and New York trading clean products or easy chemicals.

Chemical Tankers

The company’s stainless steel chemical tanker participates in the Stolt Tankers Joint Service – one of the world’s largest chemical tanker operators. Stolt is based in Rotterdam and has offices in Singapore, Greenwich, Cape Town, Sydney, Houston and Tokyo.

Unicorn Shipping performs Ship Management and Crewing functions for the group’s oil and chemical tankers. The Crewing Department is responsible for the training of crews and manning of its fleet.

The company’s Cadet Officer training scheme has been a prominent developer of young South African talent since 1965 and provides South African Maritime Authority approved training courses to local and international customers.

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Martyn Wade

Chief Executive Officer

Tel +65 63 23 0048
Fax +65 63 23 0046


Physical address

200 Cantonment Road,
#03-01 Southpoint,

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