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  • ACCESSWIRE

    Grindrod Shipping Holdings Ltd. to Host Earnings Call

    NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / February 25, 2021 / Grindrod Shipping Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRIN) will be discussing their earnings results in their 2020 Second Half Earnings call to be held on February 25, 2021 at 8:00 AM Eastern Time.

  • Grindrod Shipping Holdings Ltd. 2020 Second Half and Full Year Financial Results
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    Grindrod Shipping Holdings Ltd. 2020 Second Half and Full Year Financial Results

    SINGAPORE, Feb. 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Grindrod Shipping Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRIN) (JSE: GSH) (“Grindrod Shipping” or "Company" or “we” or “us”), a global provider of maritime transportation services in the drybulk and product tanker sectors, today announced its second half and full year 2020 earnings results for the period ended December 31, 2020. Financial Highlights for the Second Half of the Year Ended December 31, 2020(1) Revenue of $112.1 millionGross profit of $6.2 millionAdjusted EBITDA of $18.5 million(2)Loss for the period attributable to owners of the Company of ($28.3 million) or ($1.49) per ordinary share including ($12.6 million) impairment losses on shipsHandysize and supramax/ultramax TCE per day of $7,535 and $10,887 respectively.Supramax/ultramax outperformed the Baltic Supramax-58 TC Index (the “BSI-58”)(3) benchmark by approximately 11.0% in the second half of 2020(2)(4)Medium range tanker TCE per day of $7,960, and small tanker TCE per day of $13,680 in the second half of 2020(2)Period end cash and bank balances of $50.6 million, including restricted cash of $12.6 million. Financial Highlights for the Full Year Ended December 31, 2020(1) Revenue of $279.2 millionGross profit of $15.1 millionAdjusted EBITDA of $47.3 million(2)Loss for the period attributable to owners of the Company of ($38.8 million) or ($2.05) per ordinary share including ($16.3 million) impairment losses on shipsHandysize and supramax/ultramax TCE per day of $6,629 and $10,072 respectively. Supramax/ultramax outperformed the BSI-58(3) benchmark by approximately 29.5%(2)(4)Medium range tanker TCE per day of $16,339, and small tanker TCE per day of $12,374(2). (1) Our segment results include the proportionate share of our joint ventures, which differs from the consolidated statements of profit or loss in our unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements which account for our investments in joint ventures under the equity method.(2) Adjusted EBITDA and TCE per day are non-GAAP financial measures. For the definitions of these non-GAAP financial measures and the reconciliation of these measures to the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP, please refer to the definitions and reconciliations in “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” at the end of this press release.(3) The BSI-58 is adjusted for 5% commissions to be comparable to Grindrod Shipping’s TCE per day.(4) As of January 1, 2020 the Baltic Exchange discontinued publishing the Baltic Handysize-28 TC Index and replaced it with the Baltic Handysize-38 TC Index. The new Baltic Handysize-38 TC Index does not reflect the ship types comparable to our handysize fleet and we do not believe it is an appropriate benchmark going forward. Operational Highlights for the second half of the year ended December 31, 2020 On July 9, 2020, we redelivered the 2013-built long-term chartered-in medium range tanker Doric Breeze.On September 2, 2020, we sold the 2004-built handysize drybulk vessel IVS Nightjar for a gross price of $5.1 million.On September 15, 2020, we took delivery of a Japanese-built eco ultramax drybulk carrier IVS Pebble Beach on a long-term charter for a minimum period of two years. We have an option to extend for up to two additional years and options to purchase the vessel in the future.On November 2, 2020, we sold the 2009-built handysize drybulk vessel IVS Triview for a gross price of $7.9 million. The vessel was owned by a joint venture in which we held a 51% share.On November 15, 2020, we agreed to extend the IVS Pinehurst long-term charter for a period of 11 to 13 months commencing November 15, 2020. We retain the option to purchase this vessel at a fixed price in the future and have a further option to extend the period of the charter for an additional 11 to 13 months.On December 1, 2020, a loan of $4.0 million provided by us to IVS Bulk Pte. Ltd. (“IVS Bulk”) was converted to equity in the form of “A Class” shares in line with the shareholders agreement dated February 14, 2020. The loan was initially provided on September 30, 2020 with interest calculated at LIBOR plus 3.1% The transaction increased our shareholding by 2.11% in IVS Bulk from 66.75% to 68.86%.On December 22, 2020, we completed a financing arrangement with two Japanese shipowners relating to the 2016-built medium range tanker Matuku from which we received cash proceeds of $26.8 million (before commissions but net of charter pre-payments). The transaction generated net proceeds of $9.3 million after settling the debt associated with the vessel. The net proceeds, together with cash on hand, were used to repay $10 million of the $35.8 million senior secured credit facility. The Matuku continues to be considered part of our owned fleet.On December 23, 2020, we took delivery of a Japanese-built eco ultramax drybulk carrier IVS Atsugi on a long-term charter for a minimum period of two years. We have an option to extend for up to two additional years and options to purchase the vessel in the future.On December 30, 2020, the parties to the relevant agreements entered into amendments to our $100.0 million senior secured credit facility, our $29.9 million senior secured credit facility, and our $114.1 million senior secured credit facility, respectively. The covenants were amended to (1) reduce the book value net worth covenant to be tested as of December 31, 2020 from $240 million to $225 million; (2) increase the debt to market adjusted tangible fixed assets covenant from not more than 75% to not more than 80% as of December 31, 2020; and (3) exclude from the determination of current liabilities in the covenant that requires our current assets to exceed our current liabilities the amount owed to Sankaty under the $35.8 million senior secured credit facility for purposes of testing as of December 31, 2020. Recent Developments We agreed to extend the charter-in of the 2014-built Japanese eco supramax vessel IVS Crimson Creek for a period of 11 to 13 months commencing April 1, 2021.As of February 22, 2021, we have contracted the following TCE per day(1)(2)(3): Handysize: approximately 1,425 operating days at an average TCE per day of approximately $10,545;Supramax/ultramax: approximately 2,241 operating days at an average TCE per day of approximately $12,540; andTankers: approximately 165 operating days at an average TCE per day of approximately $11,757(4). (1) Our segment results include the proportionate share of our joint ventures, which differs from the consolidated statements of profit or loss in our unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements, which account for our investments in joint ventures under the equity method.(2) TCE per day is a non-GAAP financial measure. For the definition of this non-GAAP financial measure and the reconciliation of this measure to the most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP, please refer to the definitions and reconciliations in “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” at the end of this press release.(3) Operating days are the number of available days in the relevant period a vessel is controlled by us after subtracting the aggregate number of days that the vessel is off-hire due to a reason other than scheduled drydocking and special surveys, including unforeseen circumstances. We use operating days to measure the aggregate number of days in a relevant period during which vessels are actually available to generate revenue.(4) Excludes Matuku. We have combined the guidance for our tanker segment as we have only two medium range tankers (excluding Matuku) and one small tanker trading spot. CEO Commentary Martyn Wade, the Chief Executive Officer of Grindrod Shipping, commented: “During the second half of 2020, our focus has been on navigating the continued market effects of the COVID-19 pandemic while completing the streamlining of our corporate structure and taking advantage of favorable refinancing opportunities. Despite the extensive operational challenges caused by the pandemic and the exceptionally weak drybulk markets, we managed to continue our commercial outperformance. “With the consummation of the IVS Bulk transaction during the first half of 2020 and the disposal of the IVS Triview in November 2020, we completed the streamlining of our corporate structure. All owned vessels are currently consolidated compared to 19 vessels held in unconsolidated joint ventures in June 2018 when we initially went public. “We further modernized our drybulk fleet with the delivery of two Japanese newbuild ultramax eco vessels, the IVS Pebble Beach and the IVS Atsugi under long-term charters-in with purchase options while disposing of two older handysize vessels. “Leveraging our long-standing relationships with leading Japanese industry participants, in December 2020 we concluded a sale and lease back transaction under attractive terms for one of our product tankers. This transaction enabled us to refinance an impending maturity and repay early $10 million on one of our senior secured credit facilities, thereby reducing our average interest rate and materially reducing our remaining scheduled maturities in 2021. “Overall, despite the negative market impact of COVID-19 on our markets and the shipping industry broadly, 2020 has been a transformational year for our company and positions us to look ahead with cautious optimism. The first quarter of 2021 has started in a positive way and we expect dry bulk fundamentals to continue improving. As the world transitions out of the pandemic, demand is increasing and is being further aided by stimulus packages around the world. At the same time, the historically low orderbook and the expected impact of new environmental regulations limit ship supply, creating the potential for a tighter balance with demand. In this environment, we believe that Grindrod Shipping is well positioned to benefit, leveraging our competitive advantages including our modern, high quality Japanese-built eco fleet and our ability to maximize revenue through in-house commercial pools and cargo contracts.” Results for the Six Months Ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 In comparison to the results for the second half of 2019, the results for the second half of 2020 were impacted by the additional acquisition and subsequent consolidation of IVS Bulk, the sale of vessels and the effect of the pandemic on the drybulk and tanker spot market. Revenue was $112.1 million for the six months ended December 31, 2020 and $163.8 million for the six months ended December 31, 2019. Vessel revenue was $106.0 million for the six months ended December 31, 2020 and $160.8 million for the six months ended December 31, 2019. In the drybulk business, handysize total revenue and supramax/ultramax total revenue was $45.9 million and $60.9 million, respectively, for the six months ended December 31, 2020 and $53.2 million and $83.2 million, respectively, for the six months ended December 31, 2019. Handysize vessel revenue and supramax/ultramax vessel revenue was $36.4 million and $60.8 million, respectively, for the six months ended December 31, 2020 and $52.6 million, and $82.5 million, respectively, for the six months ended December 31, 2019. The decrease in revenue was primarily due to a decrease in spot rates in the drybulk market affected by the declining demand for drybulk from the pandemic. In the tankers business, our medium range tankers and small tankers total revenue was $3.0 million and $3.1 million, respectively, for the six months ended December 31, 2020, and $17.5 million and $6.0 million, respectively, for the six months ended December 31, 2019. Medium range tankers and small tankers vessel revenue was $3.0 million and $3.1 million, respectively, for the six months ended December 31, 2020, and $17.5 million and $6.0 million, respectively for the six months ended December 31, 2019. The decrease in total revenue was primarily a result of the decrease in operating days due to ship sales and the reduction in the medium range tanker spot market rates. In the drybulk business, our combined handysize and supramax/ultramax operating days increased to 7,170 days for the six months ended December 31, 2020 from 6,420 days for the six months ended December 31, 2019. Comparability of the operating days for the six months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 was affected by the consolidation of the IVS Bulk vessels from February 2020. In the tankers business our medium range tankers and small tankers operating days decreased to 556 days for the six months ended December 31, 2020 from 1,471 days for the six months ended December 31, 2019. A significant portion of both our drybulk and tankers fleets continued to be exposed to the spot markets in the second half of 2020. Handysize TCE per day was $7,535 per day for the six months ended December 31, 2020 and $8,551 per day for the six months ended December 31, 2019. Supramax/ultramax TCE per day was $10,887 per day for the six months ended December 31, 2020 and $13,624 per day for the six months ended December 31, 2019. Medium range tankers TCE per day was $7,960 per day for the six months ended December 31, 2020 and $14,409 per day for the six months ended December 31, 2019. Small tankers TCE per day was $13,680 per day for the six months ended December 31, 2020 and $12,441 per day for the six months ended December 31, 2019. Cost of sales was $105.9 million for the six months ended December 31, 2020 and $149.2 million for the six months ended December 31, 2019. In the drybulk business, handysize segment and supramax/ultramax segment cost of sales was $47.3 million and $58.0 million, respectively, for the six months ended December 31, 2020, and $51.0 million and $76.1 million, respectively, for the six months ended December 31, 2019. Handysize voyage expenses and supramax/ultramax voyage expenses were $12.3 million and $17.6 million, respectively, for the six months ended December 31, 2020, and $26.2 million and $37.2 million, respectively, for the six months ended December 31, 2019. Handysize vessel operating costs and supramax/ultramax vessel operating costs were $15.1 million and $8.0 million, respectively, for the six months ended December 31, 2020, and $11.8 million and $2.8 million, respectively, for the six months ended December 31, 2019. Comparability of the cost of sales for the six months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 was affected by the consolidation of the IVS Bulk vessels from February 2020. Handysize vessel operating costs per day were $5,242 per day for the six months ended December 31, 2020 and $5,101 per day for the six months ended December 31, 2019. Supramax/ultramax vessel operating costs per day were $5,414 per day for the six months ended December 31, 2020 and $4,616 per day for the six months ended December 31, 2019. The long-term charter-in costs for our supramax/ultramax fleet was $12,003 per day during the second six months of 2020. During this period, out of 3,971 operating days in the supramax/ultramax segment, 63.2% of operating days were fulfilled with owned/long-term chartered-in vessels and the remaining 36.8% with short-term chartered-in vessels. In the tankers business, medium range tankers and small tankers cost of sales were $2.8 million and $2.1 million, respectively, for the six months ended December 31, 2020 and $15.4 million and $4.5 million, respectively, for the six months ended December 31, 2019. Medium range tankers voyage expenses and small tankers voyage expenses were $0 and $0.7 million, respectively, for the six months ended December 31, 2020 and $1.6 million and $1.4 million, respectively, for the six months ended December 31, 2019. Medium range tankers vessel operating costs and small tankers vessel operating costs were $2.5 million and $1.2 million, respectively, for the six months ended December 31, 2020 and $5.0 million and $2.2 million, respectively, for the six months ended December 31, 2019. Medium range tankers vessel operating costs per day were $6,834 per day for the six months ended December 31, 2020 and $6,815 per day for the six months ended December 31, 2019. Small tankers vessel operating costs per day were $6,391 per day for the six months ended December 31, 2020 and $6,036 per day for the six months ended December 31, 2019. During this period, 368 of the 378 operating days in the medium range segment were fulfilled with owned vessels. We did not have any long-term or short-term chartered-in small tanker vessels during this period. Gross profit was $6.2 million for the six months ended December 31, 2020 and $14.6 million for the six months ended December 31, 2019. Other operating expense was $13.9 million for the six months ended December 31, 2020 and $18.8 million for the six months ended December 31, 2019. The other operating expense for the six months ended December 31, 2020 was primarily impairment losses on vessels of $12.6 million and foreign exchange losses of $1.3 million. The other operating expense for the six months ended December 31, 2019 was primarily impairment losses on vessels of $12.7 million, impairment losses on goodwill and intangibles of $3.2 million and impairment losses on right of use assets of $2.3 million. Administrative expense was $12.4 million for the six months ended December 31, 2020 and $15.1 million for the six months ended December 31, 2019. Share of income of joint ventures was $1.6 million for the six months ended December 31, 2020 and $0.1 million for the six months ended December 31, 2019. Impairment loss recognized on financial assets was $1.8 million for the six months ended December 31, 2020 and $0 for the six months ended December 31, 2019. Interest income was $0.1 million for the six months ended December 31, 2020 and $0.8 million for the six months ended December 31, 2019. Interest expense was $8.3 million for the six months ended December 31, 2020 and $6.1 million for the six months ended December 31, 2019. The increase in the six months ended December 31, 2020 was primarily due to the consolidation of IVS Bulk from February 2020. Income tax for the six months ended December 31, 2020 was $0.3 million and for the six months ended December 31, 2019 was $0.1 million. Loss for the six months ended December 31, 2020 was $28.8 million and for the six months ended December 31, 2019 was $24.5 million. Loss attributable to the owners of the Company for the six months ended December 31, 2020 was $28.3 million and for the six months ended December 31, 2019 was $24.5 million. Results for the Full Years Ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 Our results for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020 relative to the 12 months ended December 31, 2019 were impacted by the additional acquisition and subsequent consolidation of IVS Bulk, the sale of vessels and the effect of the pandemic on the drybulk and tanker spot market. Revenue was $279.2 million for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020 and $331.0 million for the 12 months ended December 31, 2019. Vessel revenues were $234.0 million for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020 and $308.5 million for the 12 months ended December 31, 2019. In the drybulk business, handysize total revenues and supramax/ultramax total revenues were $84.5 million and $124.7 million, respectively, for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020, and $112.2 million and $155.2 million, respectively, for the 12 months ended December 31, 2019. Handysize vessel revenues and supramax/ultramax vessel revenues were $74.6 million and $124.4 million, respectively, for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020, and $102.8 million, and $153.9 million, respectively, for the 12 months ended December 31, 2019. The decrease in revenue was primarily due to a decrease in spot rates in the drybulk market affected by the declining demand for drybulk tonnage from the pandemic. In the tankers business, our medium range tankers and small tankers total revenues were $52.2 million and $15.7 million, respectively, for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020, and $45.2 million and $21.9 million, respectively, for the 12 months ended December 31, 2019. Medium range tankers and small tankers vessel revenues were $23.4 million and $6.6 million, respectively, for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020, and $37.8 million and $13.4 million, respectively, for the 12 months ended December 31, 2019. The decrease in total revenue was primarily a result of the decrease in operating days due to ship sales partially offset by an increase in ship sale revenue and an increase in tanker spot market rates for the tanker business. In the drybulk business, our combined handysize and supramax/ultramax operating days increased to 14,110 days in the 12 months ended December 31, 2020 from 12,953 days for the 12 months ended December 31, 2019. Comparability of the operating days for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 was affected by the consolidation of the IVS Bulk vessels from February 2020. In the tankers business our medium range tankers and small tankers operating days decreased to 1,841 days for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020 from 3,149 days for the 12 months ended December 31, 2019. Handysize and supramax/ultramax drybulk spot market rates were generally weaker in fiscal 2020 than fiscal 2019. On the other hand, overall the medium range tanker market was generally stronger in fiscal 2020 than fiscal 2019. Handysize TCE per day was $6,629 per day for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020 and $7,770 per day for the 12 months ended December 31, 2019. Supramax/ultramax TCE per day was $10,072 per day for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020 and $12,067 per day for the 12 months ended December 31, 2019. Medium range tankers TCE per day was $16,339 per day for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020 and $14,341 per day for the 12 months ended December 31, 2019. Small tankers TCE per day was $12,374 per day for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020 and $12,190 per day for the 12 months ended December 31, 2019. Cost of sales was $264.1 million for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020 and $310.5 million for the 12 months ended December 31, 2019. In the drybulk business, handysize segment and supramax/ultramax segment cost of sales was $90.5 million and $121.3 million, respectively, for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020 and $111.5 million and $148.7 million, respectively, for the 12 months ended December 31, 2019. Handysize voyage expenses and supramax/ultramax voyage expenses were $31.0 million and $48.5 million, respectively, for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020 and $53.4 million, and $74.3 million, respectively, for the 12 months ended December 31, 2019. Handysize vessel operating costs and supramax/ultramax vessel operating costs were $28.4 million and $13.6 million, respectively, for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020, and $23.6 million and $4.4 million, respectively for the 12 months ended December 31, 2019. Comparability of the cost of sales for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 was affected by the consolidation of the IVS Bulk vessels from February 2020. Handysize vessel operating costs per day were $5,030 per day for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020 and $5,040 per day for the 12 months ended December 31, 2019. Supramax/ultramax vessel operating costs per day were $5,073 per day for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020 and $4,545 per day for the 12 months ended December 31, 2019. The long-term charter-in costs for our supramax/ultramax fleet was $12,005 per day for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020 and $12,650 per day for the 12 months ended December 31, 2019. In the tankers business, medium range tankers and small tankers cost of sales were $43.9 million and $14.1 million, respectively, for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020, and $39.9 million and $18.8 million, respectively, for the 12 months ended December 31, 2019. Medium range tankers voyage expenses and small tankers voyage expenses were $0 and $1.6 million, respectively, for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020, and $5.5 million and $2.5 million, respectively, for the 12 months ended December 31, 2019. Medium range tankers vessel operating costs and small tankers vessel operating costs were $7.2 million and $2.7 million, respectively, for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020, and $10.2 million and $5.7 million, respectively, for the 12 months ended December 31, 2019. Medium range tankers vessel operating costs per day were $6,723 per day for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020 and $6,691 per day for the 12 months ended December 31, 2019. Small tankers vessel operating costs per day were $6,384 per day for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020 and $6,321 per day for the 12 months ended December 31, 2019. The long-term charter-in costs for our long-term medium range tanker fleet was $15,300 per day for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020 and $15,300 per day for the 12 months ended December 31, 2019. Gross profit was $15.1 million for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020 and $20.5 million for the 12 months ended December 31, 2019. Other operating expense was $11.7 million recorded for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020 and $23.6 million for the 12 months ended December 31, 2019. Impairment losses on vessels of $16.3 million and an impairment loss on the assets classified as held for sale of $0.6 million offset by a foreign exchange gain of $5.2 million contributed to the other operating expenses for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020. Impairment losses on vessels of $17.0 million, impairment losses on goodwill and intangibles of $3.2 million and impairment losses on right of use assets of $2.3 million contributed to the other operating expenses for the 12 months ended December 31, 2019. Administrative expense was $24.6 million for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020, and $28.4 million for the 12 months ended December 31, 2019. Share of losses of joint ventures was $0.9 million for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020 and $1.4 million for the 12 months ended December 31, 2019. Impairment loss recognized on financial assets was $1.8 million for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020 and $0 for the 12 months ended December 31, 2019. Interest income was $0.6 million for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020 and $2.0 million for the 12 months ended December 31, 2019. Interest on loans to our joint ventures decreased for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020 due to loan repayments by joint ventures. Interest expense for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020 was $16.9 million and for the 12 months to December 31, 2019 was $11.9 million. The increase in the 12 months ended December 31, 2020 was primarily due to the consolidation of IVS Bulk from February 2020. Income tax for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020 was $0.7 million and for the 12 months ended December 31, 2019 was $0.7 million. Loss for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020 was $41.1 million and for the 12 months ended December 31, 2019 was $43.5 million. Loss attributable to the owners of the Company for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020 was $38.8 million and for the 12 months ended December 31, 2019 was $43.5 million. Net cash flows generated from operating activities was $70.4 million for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020 and net cash flows used in operating activities was $55.6 million for the 12 months ended December 31, 2019. Net cash flows generated from operating activities for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020 includes capital expenditure on vessels of $9.0 million and proceeds from vessel sales of $40.4 million. For the 12 months ended December 31, 2019, net cash flows used in operating activities includes capital expenditure on vessels of $106.1 million and proceeds from vessel sales of $15.7 million. Net cash used in investing activities was $22.6 million for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020 and net cash generated from investing activities was $35.0 million for the 12 months ended December 31, 2019. Net cash used in investing activities was impacted by the payment for the acquisition of a subsidiary (net of cash acquired) of $28.3 million, payments to related parties of $2.1 million and purchase of intangibles of $0.4 million, offset by the repayment of loans by joint ventures of $5.1 million and distributions received from joint ventures of $3.1 million in the 12 months ended December 31, 2020. Net cash generated from investing activities in the 12 months ended December 31, 2019 was impacted by the repayment of loans from joint ventures of $20.3 million, repayments by related parties of $7.6 million, dividends received from joint ventures of $5.0 million and repayment of an investment of $2.5 million. Net cash flows used in financing activities was $42.0 million for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020 and net cash flows generated from financing activities was $19.4 million for the 12 months ended December 31, 2019. Net cash flows used in financing activities in the 12 months ended December 31, 2020 was primarily impacted by $74.9 million repayment of existing debt and $28.0 million repayment of lease liabilities offset by a net inflow of $60.7 million from the incurrence of new debt. Net cash flows generated from financing activities in the 12 months ended December 31, 2019 was primarily impacted by a net inflow of $95.8 million from the incurrence of new debt, $45.5 million repayment of existing debt and $29.9 million repayment of lease liabilities. The above cash flow figures are reflected in the summarized cash flow information shown in tabular form in a subsequent section of this announcement under the heading “Unaudited Summary Statement of Cash Flows”, which reflects $38.0 million of cash and cash equivalents as of December 31, 2020, which is after deducting $12.6 million of restricted cash pledged to certain banks to secure loans and other credit facilities. As of December 31, 2020, we had cash and bank balances $50.6 million including the $12.6 million of restricted cash. Conference Call Details Tomorrow, Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time / 3:00 p.m. South African Standard Time / 9:00 p.m. Singapore Time, the Company's management will host a conference call and webcast to discuss the earnings results. Participants should dial into the call 10 minutes before the scheduled time using the following numbers: +1 877 553 9962 (US Toll Free Dial In), + 0808 238 0669 (UK Toll Free Dial In), + 65 3158 5482 (Singapore Toll Free Dial In), or + 27 10 5003039 (South Africa Toll Free Dial In), + 44 (0) 2071 928592 (International Standard Dial In). Please quote “Grindrod” to the operator. An audio replay of the conference call will be available until Thursday, March 4, 2021, by dialing +1 866 331 1332 (US Toll Free Dial In), +65 3158 3995 (Singapore Dial In), 0800 014 706 (South Africa Toll Free Dial In) or +44 (0)3333 009785 (International Standard Dial In). Please enter the access code 5589569. Audio Webcast - Slides Presentation There will be an audio webcast of the conference call, accessible via the internet through the Grindrod Shipping website www.grinshipping.com. Participants to the live webcast should register on the website approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the webcast. The slide presentation of the financial results for the second half and full year ended December 31, 2020 will be accessible in PDF format 10 minutes prior to the conference call and webcast on the Investor Relations section of our website located at www.grinshipping.com. Participants to the webcast can download the PDF presentation. The conference call will take participants through the slide presentation on the website. About Grindrod Shipping Holdings Ltd. Grindrod Shipping owns and operates a diversified fleet of owned and long-term and short-term chartered-in drybulk vessels and product tankers. The drybulk business, which operates under the brand “Island View Shipping” (“IVS”) includes a fleet of 15 handysize drybulk carriers and 16 supramax/ultramax drybulk carriers. The tanker business, which operates under the brand “Unicorn Shipping” (“Unicorn”) includes a fleet of three medium range tankers and one small tanker. The Company is based in Singapore, with offices in London, Durban, Tokyo, Cape Town and Rotterdam. Grindrod Shipping is listed on NASDAQ under the ticker “GRIN” and on the JSE under the ticker “GSH”. Fleet Table The following table sets forth certain summary information regarding our fleet as of the date of this press release: Drybulk Carriers — Owned Fleet (23 Vessels) Vessel Name Built Country ofBuild DWT OwnershipPercentage Type of EmploymentHandysize – Eco IVS Tembe(2) 2016 Japan 37,740 68.86% IVS Commercial(6)IVS Sunbird(2) 2015 Japan 33,400 68.86% IVS Handysize PoolIVS Thanda(2) 2015 Japan 37,720 68.86% IVS Commercial(6)IVS Kestrel(2) 2014 Japan 32,770 68.86% IVS Handysize PoolIVS Phinda(2) 2014 Japan 37,720 68.86% IVS Commercial(6)IVS Sparrowhawk(2) 2014 Japan 33,420 68.86% IVS Handysize PoolHandysize IVS Merlion 2013 China 32,070 100% IVS Handysize PoolIVS Raffles 2013 China 32,050 100% IVS Handysize PoolIVS Ibis 2012 Japan 28,240 100% IVS Handysize PoolIVS Kinglet(7) 2011 Japan 33,130 100% IVS Handysize PoolIVS Magpie(7) 2011 Japan 28,240 100% IVS Handysize PoolIVS Orchard 2011 China 32,530 100% IVS Handysize PoolIVS Knot(7) 2010 Japan 33,140 100% IVS Handysize PoolIVS Sentosa 2010 China 32,700 100% IVS Handysize PoolIVS Kingbird 2007 Japan 32,560 100% IVS Handysize PoolSupramax/Ultramax – Eco IVS Prestwick 2019 Japan 61,300 100% IVS Supramax PoolIVS Okudogo 2019 Japan 61,330 100% IVS Supramax PoolIVS Swinley Forest(2) 2017 Japan 60,490 68.86% IVS Supramax PoolIVS Gleneagles(2) 2016 Japan 58,070 68.86% IVS Supramax PoolIVS North Berwick(2) 2016 Japan 60,480 68.86% IVS Supramax PoolIVS Bosch Hoek(2) 2015 Japan 60,270 68.86% IVS Supramax PoolIVS Hirono(2) 2015 Japan 60,280 68.86% IVS Supramax PoolIVS Wentworth(2) 2015 Japan 58,090 68.86% IVS Supramax Pool Drybulk Carriers — Long-Term Charter-In Fleet (8 Vessels) Vessel Name Built Country ofBuild DWT Charter-InPeriod Type of EmploymentSupramax/Ultramax – Eco IVS Atsugi(5) 2020 Japan 62,660 2022-24(1) IVS Supramax PoolIVS Pebble Beach(5) 2020 Japan 62,660 2022-24(1) IVS Supramax PoolIVS Phoenix 2019 Japan 61,470 2022-24(1) IVS Supramax PoolIVS Hayakita(5) 2016 Japan 60,400 2023-26(1) IVS Supramax PoolIVS Windsor 2016 Japan 60,280 2023-26(1) IVS Supramax PoolIVS Pinehurst(5) 2015 Philippines(3) 57,810 2021-22(1) IVS Supramax PoolIVS Crimson Creek 2014 Japan 57,950 2022 IVS Supramax PoolIVS Naruo(5) 2014 Japan 60,030 2021-24(1) IVS Supramax Pool Tankers – Owned Fleet (4 Vessels) Vessel Name Built Country ofBuild DWT IMODesignation OwnershipPercentage Type of Employment Medium Range Tankers – EcoMatuku(7) 2016 South Korea 50,140 II,III 100% Bareboat Charter (Expires 2022)Leopard Moon 2013 South Korea 50,000 III 100% Vitol Commercial(4)Leopard Sun 2013 South Korea 50,000 III 100% Vitol Commercial(4)Small Product TankersBreede 2009 China 16,900 II, III 100% Spot Market and COA (1) Expiration date range represents the earliest and latest redelivery periods due to extension options.(2) Owned through IVS Bulk Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary in which we have a 68.86% interest.(3) Constructed at Tsuneishi Cebu Shipyard, a subsidiary of Tsuneishi Shipbuilding of Japan.(4) Our eco product tankers, other than Matuku, are commercially managed by Mansel Pte. Ltd. Mansel, an affiliate of Vitol, procures shipping for various oil cargoes traded by Vitol.(5) Includes purchase options for Grindrod Shipping.(6) Commercially managed by Grindrod Shipping alongside the IVS Handysize Pool.(7) Each of IVS Knot, IVS Kinglet, IVS Magpie and Matuku have undergone separate financing arrangements in which we sold the vessel but retained the right to control the use of the vessel for a period up to 2030, 2031, 2031, and 2036 respectively, and we have an option to acquire the vessel commencing in each case in 2021 and in the case of the Matuku in 2022. We regard the vessels as owned since we have retained the right to control the use of the vessel. Segment Results of Operations(1) Six months ended December 31, Year ended December 31,(In thousands of U.S. dollars)2020 2019 2020 2019 Drybulk Carriers Business Handysize Segment Revenue$45,879 $53,249 $84,519 $112,232 Cost of sales (47,317) (50,975) (90,453) (111,454)Supramax/Ultramax Segment Revenue$60,914 $83,192 $124,672 $155,155 Cost of sales (57,967) (76,102) (121,284) (148,671) Tanker Business Medium Range Tanker Segment Revenue$3,023 $17,518 $52,226 $45,165 Cost of sales (2,846) (15,388) (43,893) (39,898)Small Tanker Segment Revenue$3,129 $5,982 $15,730 $21,899 Cost of sales (2,122) (4,478) (14,088) (18,762) __________________(1) Segment results of operations include the impact of the proportionate share of joint ventures, which differs from the statements of profit or loss in our condensed consolidated financial statements which account for our investments in joint ventures under the equity method. Selected Historical and Statistical Data of Our Operating Fleet(1) Set forth below are selected historical and statistical data of our operating fleet for the six months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, and the 12 months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, that we believe may be useful in better understanding our operating fleet's financial position and results of operations. This table contains certain information regarding TCE per day, which is a non-GAAP measure. For a discussion and reconciliation of these measures, see "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" at the end of this press release. Six months ended December 31, Year ended December 31,(In thousands of U.S. dollars)2020 2019 2020 2019 Drybulk Carriers Business Handysize Segment Calendar days(2) 3,438 3,189 6,882 6,495 Available days(3) 3,295 3,120 6,713 6,405 Operating days(4) 3,199 3,090 6,584 6,352 Owned fleet operating days(5) 2,648 2,205 5,354 4,546 Long-term charter-in days(6) - - - - Short-term charter-in days(7) 551 885 1,230 1,806 Fleet utilization(8) 97.1% 99.0% 98.1% 99.2%TCE per day(9)$7,535 $8,551 $6,629 $7,770 Vessel operating costs per day(10)$5,242 $5,101 $5,030 $5,040 Long-term charter-in costs per day(11)$- $- $- $- Supramax/Ultramax Segment Calendar days(2) 4,130 3,385 7,787 6,670 Available days(3) 4,085 3,346 7,736 6,626 Operating days(4) 3,971 3,330 7,526 6,601 Owned fleet operating days(5) 1,376 601 2,514 959 Long-term charter-in days(6) 1,134 1,245 2,261 2,351 Short-term charter-in days(7) 1,460 1,484 2,751 3,291 Fleet utilization(8) 97.2% 99.5% 97.3% 99.6%TCE per day(9)$10,887 $13,624 $10,072 $12,067 Vessel operating costs per day(10)$5,414 $4,616 $5,073 $4,545 Long-term charter-in costs per day(11)$12,003 $12,610 $12,005 $12,650 Tankers Business Medium Range Tankers Segment Calendar days(2) 378 1,104 1,434 2,253 Available days(3) 378 1,104 1,434 2,253 Operating days(4) 378 1,104 1,432 2,253 Owned fleet operating days(5) 368 736 1,063 1,523 Long-term charter-in days(6) 10 368 369 730 Short-term charter-in days(7) - - - - Fleet utilization(8) 100.0% 100.0% 99.9% 100.0%TCE per day(9)$7,960 $14,409 $16,339 $14,341 Vessel operating costs per day(10)$6,834 $6,815 $6,723 $6,691 Long-term charter-in costs per day(11)$15,300 $15,300 $15,300 $15,300 Small Tanker Segment Calendar days(2) 184 368 425 908 Available days(3) 184 368 425 897 Operating days(4) 178 367 409 896 Owned fleet operating days(5) 178 367 409 896 Long-term charter-in days(6) - - - - Short-term charter-in days(7) - - - - Fleet utilization(8) 96.7% 99.7% 96.2% 99.9%TCE per day(9)$13,680 $12,441 $12,374 $12,190 Vessel operating costs per day(10)$6,391 $6,036 $6,384 $6,321 Long-term charter-in costs per day(11)$- $- $- $- __________________(1) Segment results of operations include the proportionate share of joint ventures, which differs from the statements of profit or loss in our condensed consolidated financial statements which account for our investments in joint ventures under the equity method.(2) Calendar days: total calendar days the vessels were in our possession for the relevant period.(3) Available days: total number of calendar days a vessel is in our possession for the relevant period after subtracting off-hire days for scheduled drydocking and special surveys. We use available days to measure the number of days in a relevant period during which vessels should be available for generating revenue.(4) Operating days: the number of available days in the relevant period a vessel is controlled by us after subtracting the aggregate number of days that the vessel is off-hire due to a reason other than scheduled drydocking and special surveys, including unforeseen circumstances. We use operating days to measure the aggregate number of days in a relevant period during which vessels are actually available to generate revenue.(5) Owned fleet operating days: the number of operating days in which our owned fleet is operating for the relevant period.(6) Long-term charter-in days: the number of operating days in which our long-term charter-in fleet is operating for the relevant period. We regard chartered-in vessels as long-term charters if the period of the charter that we initially commit to is 12 months or more. Once we have included such chartered-in vessels in our fleet, we will continue to regard them as part of our fleet until the end of their chartered-in period, including any period that the charter has been extended under an option, even if at a given time the remaining period of their charter may be less than 12 months.(7) Short-term charter-in days: the number of operating days for which we have chartered-in third party vessels for durations of less than one year for the relevant period.(8) Fleet utilization: the percentage of time that vessels are available for generating revenue, determined by dividing the number of operating days during a relevant period by the number of available days during that period. We use fleet utilization to measure a company’s efficiency in technically managing its vessels.(9) TCE per day: vessel revenue less voyage expenses during a relevant period divided by the number of operating days during the period. The number of operating days used to calculate TCE revenue per day includes the proportionate share of our joint ventures’ operating days and includes charter-in days. See “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” at the end of this press release for a discussion of TCE revenue and a reconciliation of TCE revenue to revenue.(10) Vessel operating costs per day: Vessel operating costs per day represents vessel operating costs divided by the number of calendar days for owned vessels. The vessel operating costs and the number of calendar days used to calculate vessel operating costs per day includes the proportionate share of our joint ventures’ calendar day and excludes charter-in costs and charter-in days. See “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” at the end of this press release for a discussion of vessel operating costs per day.(11) Long-term charter-in costs per day: Charter costs relating to long-term chartered-in vessels divided by long-term charter-in days for the relevant period. See “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” at the end of this press release for a discussion of long-term charter-in costs and its reconciliation to Adjusted charter hire costs. The average long-term charter-in costs per day for the supramax/ultramax fleet for the first half of 2021 is expected to be approximately $12,278 per day (the calculation excludes index- linked charter contracts). We no longer have any long-term chartered-in medium range tankers in our fleet. Comparability of the operating days was affected by the consolidation of the IVS Bulk vessels from February 2020. Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statement of Financial Position (In thousands of U.S. dollars) 31 December2020 31 December2019 ASSETS Current assets Cash and bank balances 41,261 35,553 Trade receivables 7,928 13,173 Contract assets 900 3,844 Other receivables and prepayments 18,740 16,951 Due from joint ventures 1 3,855 Loans to joint ventures 798 1,037 Derivative financial instruments 458 173 Inventories 8,700 12,236 78,786 86,822 Assets classified as held for sale 3,825 4,677 Total current assets 82,611 91,499 Non-current assets Restricted cash 9,304 9,611 Loans to joint ventures - 2,627 Ships, property, plant and equipment 475,303 305,197 Right-of-use assets 49,062 55,238 Interest in joint ventures 166 52,475 Intangible assets 405 177 Goodwill 960 944 Other investments 3,150 - Deferred tax assets 1,138 1,299 Total non-current assets 539,488 427,568 Total assets 622,099 519,067 LIABILITIES AND EQUITY Current liabilities Trade and other payables 27,355 28,327 Contract liabilities 5,094 4,080 Due to related parties - 4,796 Lease liabilities 28,120 24,300 Bank loans and other borrowings 53,394 20,696 Provisions 80 959 Income tax payable 3,350 3,096 117,393 86,254 Liabilities directly associated with assets classified as held for sale 508 538 Total current liabilities 117,901 86,792 Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statement of Financial Position (cont’d) (In thousands of U.S. dollars) 31 December2020 31 December2019 Non-current liabilities Trade and other payables 198 221 Lease liabilities 23,124 33,646 Bank loans and other borrowings 225,038 144,548 Retirement benefit obligation 1,819 1,922 Total non-current liabilities 250,179 180,337 Capital and reserves Share capital 320,683 320,683 Other equity and reserves (23,078) (18,176)Accumulated losses (85,368) (50,569)Equity attributable to owners of the Company 212,237 251,938 Non-controlling interests 41,782 - Total equity 254,019 251,938 Total equity and liabilities 622,099 519,067 Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statement of Profit or Loss Six months ended December 31, Twelve months ended December 31, (In thousands of U.S. dollars, other than per share data) 2020 2019 2020 2019 Revenue$112,072 163,826 $279,217 $331,046 Cost of sales Voyage expenses (31,030) (75,062) (83,441) (149,444)Vessel operating costs (25,225) (17,140) (47,477) (33,889)Charter hire costs (18,687) (30,919) (38,220) (61,668)Depreciation of ships, drydocking and plant and equipment– owned assets (12,116) (9,033) (23,849) (17,529)Depreciation of ships and ship equipment – right-of-use assets (13,077) (16,628) (26,413) (30,449)Other expenses (375) (345) (980) (697)Cost of ship sale (5,369) (105) (43,731) (16,844)Gross profit 6,193 14,594 15,106 20,526 Other operating expense (13,907) (18,757) (11,734) (23,559)Administrative expense (12,388) (15,099) (24,608) (28,412)Share of income (losses) of joint ventures 1,593 118 (945) (1,420)Impairment loss recognized on financial assets (1,823) - (1,823) - Interest income 116 764 565 1,979 Interest expense (8,304) (6,101) (16,938) (11,916)Loss before taxation (28,520) (24,481) (40,377) (42,802)Income tax (269) (52) (723) (685)Loss for the period (28,789) (24,533) (41,100) (43,487) Loss for the period attributable to: Owners of the Company (28,300) (24,533) (38,795) (43,487)Non-controlling interests (489) - (2,305) - (28,789) (24,533) (41,100) (43,487) Loss per share attributable to owners of the Company: Weighted average number of shares on which the per share figures have been calculated 19,006,858 18,982,168 18,966,414 19,022,665 - Basic and diluted$(1.49) $(1.29) $(2.05) $(2.29) Unaudited Summary Statement of Cash Flows The following table presents an unaudited summary statement of cash flows for each of the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019: Year ended December 31, (In thousands of U.S. dollars) 2020 2019 Net cash flows generated from (used in) operating activities $70,384 $(55,587)Net cash (used in) generated from investing activities (22,559) 35,025 Net cash flows (used in) generated from financing activities (41,983) 19,373 Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 5,842 (1,189) Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 32,386 33,498 Effect of exchange rate changes on the balance of cash held in foreign currencies (286) 77 Cash and cash equivalents, end of period 37,942 32,386 Non-GAAP Financial Measures The financial information included in this press release includes certain ‘‘non-GAAP financial measures’’ as such term is defined in SEC regulations governing the use of non-GAAP financial measures. Generally, a non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of a company’s operating performance, financial position or cash flows that excludes or includes amounts that are included in, or excluded from, the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with IFRS. For example, non-GAAP financial measures may exclude the impact of certain unique and/or non-operating items such as acquisitions, divestitures, restructuring charges, large write-offs or items outside of management’s control. Management believes that the non-GAAP financial measures described below provide investors and analysts useful insight into our financial position and operating performance. TCE Revenue and TCE per day. TCE revenue is defined as vessel revenue less voyage expenses. Such TCE revenue, divided by the number of our operating days during the period, is TCE per day. Vessel revenue and voyage expenses as reported for our operating segments include a proportionate share of vessel revenue and voyage expenses attributable to our joint ventures based on our proportionate ownership of the joint ventures for the period the joint venture existed during the relevant period. The number of operating days used to calculate TCE per day also includes the proportionate share of our joint ventures’ operating days for the period the joint venture existed during the relevant period and also includes charter-in days. TCE per day is a common shipping industry performance measure used primarily to compare daily earnings generated by vessels on time charters with daily earnings generated by vessels on voyage charters, because charter hire rates for vessels on voyage charters have to cover voyage expenses and are generally not expressed in per-day amounts while charter hire rates for vessels on time charters do not cover voyage expenses and generally are expressed in per day amounts. Below is a reconciliation from TCE revenue to revenue for the six month periods to December 31, 2020 and 2019: Six months ended December 31, 2020 2019(In thousands of U.S. dollars) Revenue VoyageExpenses TCERevenue Revenue VoyageExpenses TCERevenueVessel Revenue Handysize 36,368 (12,264) 24,104 52,577 (26,153) 26,424Supramax/ultramax 60,787 (17,556) 43,231 82,536 (37,168) 45,368Medium range tankers 3,023 (14) 3,009 17,519 (1,611) 15,908Small tankers 3,129 (694) 2,435 5,982 (1,416) 4,566Other drybulk carriers 100 - Other tankers 2,649 2,613 Ship sale revenue 5,178 - Other revenue 854 2,993 Adjustments* (16) (394) Revenue 112,072 163,826 Below is a reconciliation from TCE revenue to revenue for the 12 month periods to December 31, 2020 and 2019: Twelve months ended December 31, 2020 2019(In thousands of U.S. dollars) Revenue VoyageExpenses TCERevenue Revenue VoyageExpenses TCERevenueVessel Revenue Handysize 74,641 (30,995) 43,646 102,805 (53,449) 49,356Supramax/ultramax 124,352 (48,547) 75,805 153,937 (74,286) 79,651Medium range tankers 23,412 (15) 23,397 37,813 (5,502) 32,311Small tankers 6,647 (1,586) 5,061 13,419 (2,497) 10,922Other drybulk carriers 222 - Other tankers 5,241 5,182 Ship sale revenue 43,075 16,546 Other revenue 2,105 5,989 Adjustments* (478) (4,645) Revenue 279,217 331,046 __________________* Vessel revenue earned and voyage expenses incurred by the joint ventures are included within the operating segment information on a proportionate consolidated basis. Accordingly, joint ventures’ proportionate financial information are adjusted out to reconcile to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements. Vessel operating costs per day. Vessel operating costs per day represents vessel operating costs divided by the number of calendar days for owned vessels during the period. The vessel operating costs and the number of calendar days used to calculate vessel operating costs per day includes the proportionate share of our joint ventures’ vessel operating costs and calendar days for the period the joint venture existed during the relevant period and excludes charter-in costs and charter-in days. Vessel operating costs per day is a non-GAAP performance measure commonly used in the shipping industry to provide an understanding of the daily technical management costs relating to the running of owned vessels. Long-term charter-in costs and Long-term charter-in costs per day. Long-term charter-in costs is defined as the charter costs relating to chartered-in vessels included in our Fleet from time to time, which are vessels for which the period of the charter that we initially commit to is 12 months or more, even if at a given time the remaining period of their charter may be less than 12 months (“long-term charter-in vessels”). Such long-term charter-in costs, divided by the number of operating days for the relevant vessels during the period, is long-term charter-in costs per day. From January 1, 2019, charter hire costs in the statement of profit and loss only includes charter costs that meet the definition of short-term leases in terms of IFRS 16 which, due to practical expedients allowed under IFRS 16, for the period from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 includes charter costs relating to some but not all of our long-term charter-in vessels, with the charter costs relating to the remainder of our long-term charter-in vessels presented as lease payments on ships. Accordingly, charter hire costs and lease payments on ships together comprise “adjusted charter hire costs”. Long-term charter-in costs and long-term charter-in costs per day are non-GAAP performance measures used primarily to provide an understanding of the total costs and total costs per day relating to the charter-in of the company’s long-term chartered-in vessels. Below is a reconciliation from long-term charter-in costs to Adjusted charter hire costs for the six month periods to December 31, 2020 and 2019. Six months ended December 31, 2020(In thousands of U.S. dollars) Charter hirecosts Leasepayments onShips Adjustedcharter hirecosts Long-termcharter-incosts Short-termcharter-incosts Adjustedcharter hirecosts Handysize 3,976 - 3,976 - 3,976 3,976Supramax/ultramax 14,558 14,344 28,902 13,612 15,290 28,902Medium range tankers 153 - 153 153 - 153Small tankers - - - - - -Others - - - -Adjustments(*) - - - - 18,687 14,344 33,031 33,031 Six months ended December 31, 2019(In thousands of U.S. dollars) Charter hirecosts Leasepayments onShips Adjustedcharter hirecosts Long-termcharter-incosts Short-termcharter-incosts Adjustedcharter hirecosts Handysize 8,009 - 8,009 - 8,009 8,009Supramax/ultramax 20,064 15,015 35,079 15,697 19,382 35,079Medium range tankers 2,812 2,816 5,628 5,628 - 5,628Small tankers - - - - - -Others - - - -Adjustments(*) 34 - 34 34 30,919 17,831 48,750 48,750 __________________* Charter hire costs, Lease payments on Ships, Long-term charter-in costs and Short-term charter-in costs incurred by the joint ventures are included within the operating segment information on a proportionate consolidation basis. Accordingly, joint ventures’ proportionate financial information are adjusted out to reconcile to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements. Below is a reconciliation from long-term charter-in costs to Adjusted charter hire costs for the 12 month periods to December 31, 2020 and 2019. Twelve months ended December 31, 2020(In thousands of U.S. dollars) Charter hirecosts Leasepayments onShips Adjustedcharter hirecosts Long-termcharter-incosts Short-termcharter-incosts Adjustedcharter hirecosts Handysize 8,827 - 8,827 - 8,827 8,827Supramax/ultramax 25,541 27,388 52,929 27,143 25,786 52,929Medium range tankers 3,851 1,795 5,646 5,646 - 5,646Small tankers - - - - - -Others - - - -Adjustments(*) - - - - 38,219 29,183 67,402 67,402 Twelve months ended December 31, 2019(In thousands of U.S. dollars) Charter hirecosts Leasepayments onShips Adjustedcharter hirecosts Long-termcharter-incosts Short-termcharter-incosts Adjustedcharter hirecosts Handysize 15,162 - 15,162 - 15,162 15,162 Supramax/ultramax 41,393 26,953 68,346 29,738 38,608 68,346 Medium range tankers 5,581 5,585 11,166 11,166 - 11,166 Small tankers - - - - - - Others - - - - Adjustments(*) (468) - (468) (468) 61,668 32,538 94,206 94,206 __________________* Charter hire costs, Lease payments on Ships, Long-term charter-in costs and Short-term charter-in costs incurred by the joint ventures are included within the operating segment information on a proportionate consolidation basis. Accordingly, joint ventures’ proportionate financial information are adjusted out to reconcile to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA. EBITDA is defined as earnings before income tax, interest income, interest expense, share of income/(losses) of joint ventures and depreciation and amortization. For periods commencing January 1, 2019, interest expense and depreciation and amortization include amounts relating to leases and classified, as appropriate, as interest expense or depreciation – right of use assets under the application of IFRS 16. Adjusted EBITDA is EBITDA adjusted to exclude the items set forth in the table below, which represent certain non-recurring, non-operating or other items that we believe are not indicative of the ongoing performance of our core operations. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are used by analysts in the shipping industry as common performance measures to compare results across peers. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not items recognized by IFRS, and should not be considered in isolation or used as alternatives to loss for the period or any other indicator of our operating performance. Our presentation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA is intended to supplement investors’ understanding of our operating performance by providing information regarding our ongoing performance that exclude items we believe do not directly affect our core operations and enhancing the comparability of our ongoing performance across periods. Our management considers EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to be useful to investors because such performance measures provide information regarding the profitability of our core operations and facilitate comparison of our operating performance to the operating performance of our peers. Additionally, our management uses EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as measures when reviewing our operating performance. While we believe these measures are useful to investors, the definitions of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA used by us may not be comparable to similar measures used by other companies. The table below presents the reconciliation between loss for the period to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA for the six month period ended December 31, 2020 and the comparative period ended December 31, 2019: Six months endedDecember 31, Twelve months endedDecember 31, (In thousands of U.S. dollars) 2020 2019 2020 2019 Loss for the period$(28,789) $(24,533) $(41,100) $(43,487)Adjusted for: Income tax 269 52 723 685 Interest income (116) (764) (565) (1,979)Interest expense 8,304 6,101 16,938 11,916 Impairment loss recognized on financial assets 1,823 - 1,823 - Share of income (losses) of joint ventures (1,593) (118) 945 1,420 Depreciation and amortization 25,829 26,153 51,549 48,763 EBITDA 5,727 6,891 30,313 17,318 Adjusted for Impairment loss recognized on ships 12,620 12,692 16,282 16,995 Impairment loss recognized on right-of-use assets - 2,250 - 2,250 Impairment loss recognized on goodwill and intangibles - 3,179 - 3,179 Impairment loss recognized on assets in disposal group - - 576 - Impairment loss recognized on office equipment, furniture and fittings and motor vehicles 138 - 138 - ADJUSTED EBITDA 18,485 25,012 47,309 39,742 Headline Loss and Headline Loss Per Share. The Johannesburg Stock Exchange, or JSE, requires that we calculate and publicly disclose Headline Loss Per Share and Diluted Headline Loss Per Share. Headline Loss Per Share is calculated using net income which has been determined based on IFRS. Accordingly, this may differ to the Headline Loss Per Share calculation of other companies listed on the JSE because such companies may report their financial results under a different financial reporting framework such as U.S. GAAP. Headline Loss for the period represents Loss for the period attributable to owners of the Company adjusted for the re-measurements that are more closely aligned to the operating or trading results as set forth below, and Headline Loss Per Share represents this figure divided by the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding for the period. The table below presents a reconciliation between Loss for the period attributable to owners of the Company to Headline Loss for the six month period ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, and the 12 month period ended December 31, 2020 and 2019: Six months endedDecember 31, Twelve months endedDecember 31, (In thousands of U.S. dollars, other than per share data) 2020 2019 2020 2019 Reconciliation between loss for the period attributable to owners of the Company and headline loss: Loss for the period attributable to owners of the Company$(28,300) $(24,533) $(38,795) $(43,487)Adjusted for: - Impairment loss recognized on ships 12,620 12,692 16,282 16,995 - Impairment loss recognized on right-of-use assets - 2,250 - 2,250 - Impairment loss recognized on goodwill and intangibles - 3,179 - 3,179 - Gain on disposals of plant and equipment - (193) - - - Impairment loss recognized on assets in disposal group - - 576 - - Impairment loss recognized on office equipment, furniture and fittings and motor vehicles 138 - 138 - Headline Loss (15,542) (6,605) (21,799) (21,063) Number of shares on which the per share figures have been calculated 19,006,858 18,982,168 18,966,414 19,022,665 Basic and diluted loss per share$(1.49) $(1.29) $(2.05) $(2.29)Basic and diluted headline loss per share$(0.82) $(0.35) $(1.15) $(1.11) Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act 1995 with respect to Grindrod Shipping’s financial condition, results of operations, cash flows, business strategies, operating efficiencies, competitive position, growth opportunities, plans and objectives of management, and other matters. These forward looking statements, including, among others, those relating to our future business prospects, revenues and income, are necessarily estimates and involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements. Accordingly, these forward-looking statements should be considered in light of various important factors, including those set forth below and in our other filings with the SEC. Words such as “may,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “hopes,” “estimates,” and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on the information available to, and the expectations and assumptions deemed reasonable by Grindrod Shipping at the time these statements were made. Although Grindrod Shipping believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, no assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct. These statements involve known and unknown risks and are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates which are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the control of Grindrod Shipping. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from estimates or projections contained in the forward-looking statements include, without limitation, Grindrod Shipping’s future operating or financial results; the strength of world economies, including, in particular, in China and the rest of the Asia-Pacific region; the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on our operations and the demand and trading patterns for both the drybulk and product tanker markets, and the duration of the effects; cyclicality of the drybulk and tanker markets, including general drybulk and tanker shipping market conditions and trends, including fluctuations in charter hire rates and vessel values; changes in supply and demand in the drybulk and tanker shipping industries, including the market for Grindrod Shipping’s vessels; changes in the value of Grindrod Shipping’s vessels; changes in Grindrod Shipping’s business strategy and expected capital spending or operating expenses, including drydocking, surveys, upgrades and insurance costs; competition within the drybulk and tanker industries; seasonal fluctuations within the drybulk and tanker industries; Grindrod Shipping’s ability to employ its vessels in the spot market and its ability to enter into time charters after its current charters expire; general economic conditions and conditions in the oil and coal industries; Grindrod Shipping’s ability to satisfy the technical, health, safety and compliance standards of its customers, especially major oil companies and oil producers; the failure of counterparties to our contracts to fully perform their obligations with Grindrod Shipping; Grindrod Shipping’s ability to execute its growth strategy; international political conditions including additional tariffs imposed by China and the United States;; potential disruption of shipping routes due to weather, accidents, political events, natural disasters or other catastrophic events; vessel breakdowns; corruption, piracy, military conflicts, political instability and terrorism in locations where we may operate; fluctuations in interest rates and foreign exchange rates and the uncertainty surrounding the continued existence of the London Interbank Offered Rate, or LIBOR; changes in the costs associated with owning and operating Grindrod Shipping’s vessels; changes in, and Grindrod Shipping’s compliance with, governmental, tax, environmental, health and safety regulations including the International Maritime Organization, or IMO 2020, regulations limiting sulfur content in fuels; potential liability from pending or future litigation; Grindrod Shipping’s ability to procure or have access to financing, its liquidity and the adequacy of cash flows for its operation; the continued borrowing availability under Grindrod Shipping’s debt agreements and compliance with the covenants contained therein; Grindrod Shipping’s ability to fund future capital expenditures and investments in the construction, acquisition and refurbishment of its vessels; Grindrod Shipping’s dependence on key personnel; Grindrod Shipping’s expectations regarding the availability of vessel acquisitions and its ability to buy and sell vessels and to charter-in vessels as planned or at prices we deem satisfactory; adequacy of Grindrod Shipping’s insurance coverage; effects of new technological innovation and advances in vessel design; Grindrod Shipping’s ability to realize the benefits of the separation from Grindrod Limited; Grindrod Shipping’s ability to operate as an independent entity; and the other factors set out in “Item 3. Key Information-Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2019 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 5, 2020. Grindrod Shipping undertakes no obligation to update publicly or release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events except as required by law. Company Contact:Martyn Wade / Stephen GriffithsCEO / CFOGrindrod Shipping Holdings Ltd.200 Cantonment Road, #03-01 SouthpointSingapore, 089763Email: ir@grindrodshipping.com Website: www.grinshipping.comInvestor Relations / Media Contact: Nicolas Bornozis / Daniela GuerreroCapital Link, Inc. 230 Park Avenue, Suite 1536 New York, N.Y. 10169 Tel.: (212) 661-7566 Fax: (212) 661-7526 Email: grindrod@capitallink.com

  • Leading Dry Bulk and Container Shipping Companies Presenting at Capital Link’s 15th Annual International Shipping Forum Tuesday & Wednesday, March 2 & 3, 2021
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    Leading Dry Bulk and Container Shipping Companies Presenting at Capital Link’s 15th Annual International Shipping Forum Tuesday & Wednesday, March 2 & 3, 2021

    SAILING INTO RECOVERY Complimentary Registration 2 Days – 21 Virtual Sessions – 90 speakers – 46 shipping companies NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Senior executives from leading publicly listed dry bulk and container shipping companies will discuss the trends, developments and outlook of the global commodities and shipping markets. The panels will take place at Capital Link’s 15th Annual International Shipping Forum, which will be hosted as a Digital Conference on Tuesday, March 2 and Wednesday, March 3, 2021, from 8:00am – 4:00pm EST. Registration is complimentary. The conference will feature senior executives from 46 leading maritime companies, financiers and industry participants. The event is organized in partnership with Citi and in cooperation with Nasdaq and NYSE. 1x1 meetings between shipping companies and institutional investors are available by video and audio conferencing. Please send all requests to shipping@capitallink.com. SHIPPING SECTOR PANELSThe panels will discuss the latest trends, developments and outlook in the specific shipping sector focusing, among other, on demand and supply fundamentals, the global commodities markets, operational and commercial issues, freight rates, asset values, and more. DRY BULK SHIPPING: SECTOR TRENDS & OUTLOOKPanel DiscussionDAY 1: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 8:40 – 9:25am EST Moderator:Mr. Arlie Sterling, President & Co-Founder – Marsoft Inc. Panelists: Mr. John Wobensmith, CEO – Genco Shipping & Trading Limited (NYSE: GNK)Mr. Ulrik Uhrenfeldt Andersen, CEO – Golden Ocean Group (NASDAQ: GOGL)Mr. Martyn Wade, CEO – Grindrod Shipping Holdings (NASDAQ: GRIN)Mr. Loukas Barmparis, President – Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE: SB)Mr. Stamatis Tsantanis, CEO – Seanergy Maritime Holdings (NASDAQ: SHIP) CONTAINER SHIPPING: SECTOR TRENDS & OUTLOOKPanel DiscussionDay 2: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 12:10 – 12:55pm EST Moderator:Mr. Christian Wetherbee, Managing Director, Transportation & Shipping Research – Citi Research Panelists: Mr. Jerry Kalogiratos, CEO – Capital Product Partners (NASDAQ: CPLP)Mr. Evangelos Chatzis, CFO – Danaos Corporation (NYSE: DAC)Mr. Aristides Pittas, Chairman & CEO – Euroseas (NASDAQ: ESEA) and Eurodry (NASDAQ: EDRY)Mr. George Youroukos, Executive Chairman – Global Ship Lease (NYSE: GSL)Mr. Constantin Baack, CEO – MPC Container Ships 1x1 MEETINGS1x1 meetings will be scheduled between institutional investors and senior executives of shipping companies in parallel to the Forum. Please send all requests to shipping@capitallink.com REGISTRATION Registration is complimentary. To register please go to the link below: http://forums.capitallink.com/shipping/2021newyork/index.html FORUM OVERVIEW AND STRUCTUREThis event is known for its large attendance by investors, owners and financiers. It is a meeting place for C-level Executives from the industry and the finance and investment communities involved with shipping. The Forum provides a comprehensive review and outlook of the various shipping markets, made more relevant by the release of companies' annual results. The Forum will be held digitally, opening it to a global audience and making this approach highly relevant and effective, and will feature a series of LIVE interactive panel discussions. Participants can interact live online in real time with Forum speakers and participants from around the globe, obtain the latest industry and market news, and arrange 1x1 meetings. Forum highlights: Presentations/panel sessions will be delivered in real time video formatExhibition halls with 48 digital booths Visit our Sponsor booths to obtain the latest industry and financial reports, white papers, company videos, latest presentations and moreAll materials can be saved into your briefcase and reviewed at your convenience Live networking in real time with speakers, sponsors and participantsRequest 1x1 meetings with shipping companies and sponsors Shipping Company meetings are reserved for institutional investorsMeetings will be conducted by videoconferencing or conference calls TARGET AUDIENCEThe target audience includes institutional investors and analysts, private equity investors, commercial and investment bankers, financial advisors, financial and trade media, and other qualified investors. SPONSORS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH: CitiIN COOPERATION WITH: New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) • NASDAQ GLOBAL GOLD SPONSORS: Columbia Shipmanagement • DNV GL GLOBAL SPONSORS: DΝB • EY • Reed Smith • Seward & Kissel LLP • Watson Farley & WilliamsEVENT SPONSORS: ABN AMRO • American P&I Club • Berenberg • Blank Rome LLP • CIT • Clarksons Platou Securities • Clyde & Co. • H.C. Wainwright & Co. • Hayfin Capital Management • Marsoft Inc. • Maxim Group • Stifel • V.Group • Vedder PriceSUPPORTING SPONSORS: WinGD • Ardmore Shipping Corporation • Capital Product Partners • d'Amico International Shipping S.A. • Danaos Corporation • Diamond S Shipping Inc. • Dorian LPG • Dynagas LNG Partners • Eagle Bulk Shipping • Eneti Inc. • Eurodry • Euroseas • Exmar • Flex LNG • Genco Shipping & Trading Limited • Global Ship Lease • Grindrod Shipping Holdings • International Seaways Inc. • MPC Container Ships • Performance Shipping Inc. • Pyxis Tankers • Ridgebury Tankers • Safe Bulkers, Inc. • Scorpio Tankers Inc. • Seanergy Maritime Holdings • Star Bulk Carriers Corp. • TORM • Tsakos Energy Navigation SUPPORTING ORGANISATIONS: Chamber of Shipping of America • International Maritime Law Institute • New York Maritime Inc. • SEA-LNG • WLPGA MEDIA PARTNERS: Actualidad • Elnavi • Kathimerini • Marine Circle • Nafsgreen • Naftika Chronika • Oikonomiki Epitheorisi – Business File • Port News • Ship Management International • Shipping & Finance • World Oils • Xinde Marine News FOR MORE INFORMATIONPlease visit: http://forums.capitallink.com/shipping/2021newyork/index.htmlOr, contact Nicolas Bornozis at forum@CapitalLink.com or + 1 212 661 7566 ORGANIZER – CAPITAL LINK, INC.Founded in 1995, Capital Link is a New York based investor relations, financial communications and advisory firm with a strategic focus on the maritime, commodities and energy sectors, MLPs, as well as Closed-End Funds and ETFs. In addition, Capital Link organizes a series of investment conferences a year in key industry centers in the United States, Europe and Asia, all of which are known for combining rich educational and informational content with unique marketing and networking opportunities. Capital Link is a member of the Baltic Exchange. Based in New York City, Capital Link has presence in London, Athens & Oslo.