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​Company Profile

            

Overview 

Transnet freight rail is the largest division of Transnet Limited, a public company with South African government as its sole shareholder. It is a world class heavy haul freight rail company that specialises in the transportation of freight.

Transnet freight rail has over 38 329 employees, who are spread throughout the country. Transnet Limited, operating and controlling South Africa’s major transport infrastructure, is also responsible for ensuring that the country’s transport industries operate according to world-class standards. Transnet forms an integral part of the Southern African economy. Transnet Freight Rail's core business lies in freight logistics solutions designed for customers in industry based business segments, mining, heavy and light manufacturing. The company maintains an extensive rail network across South Africa that connects with other rail networks in the sub-Saharan region, with its rail infrastructure representing about 80% of Africa's total.

 

"The company is proud of its reputation for technological leadership beyond Africa as well as with-in Africa, where it is active in some 17 countries"

The company is proud of its reputation for technological leadership beyond Africa as well as with-in Africa, where it is active in some 17 countries. Transnet freight rail has positioned itself to become a profitable and sustainable freight railway business, assisting in driving the competitiveness of the South African economy. Transnet freight rail is proudly placed to dramatically alter the South African rail industry. This enables us to play a positive and active role in the transformation of our society. We do so against the backdrop of sound business principles, a regulatory framework and the challenges of meeting the expectations of our customers.

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Vision and Mission

“Delivering freight reliably”

– VISION

“To enable the competitiveness, growth and development of the South African economy by delivering reliable freight transport and handling services that satisfy customer demands.”

–MISSION

​Strategic Intent

 

Transnet Freight Rail’s strategic plan aligns with

Transnet’s intent and vision.

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Business Units

Bulk Liquids

Transnet Freight Rail has moved from a regions-based operating business model to a business unit concept to enable a much more detailed focus on operations.