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Grindrod has sold its bunker division, Unicorn Bunker Services, for an undisclosed amount to new co-owners Women in Oil and Energy SA (Woesa) and Linsen Nambi. Financed through the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), the shipping, freight and logistics operator says the sale has facilitated the participation of black women and black youth in creating the first 100% black ship owners’ group in the country. "This transaction supports the government’s agenda of transformation and as a company we are honoured to be part of the process of skills transfer and improving the transformation profile of the South African maritime industry," Russell Burns, CEO of Unicorn Bunker Services, said on Wednesday. Established in 2006, Unicorn Bunker Services operates three modern bunker tankers in the ports of Durban and Cape Town under contract to oil majors BP, Engen and Chevron. Grindrod said on Wednesday that this "proudly South African company" had been a division of Grindrod Freight Service...

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