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Containers & Automotive Business(CAB)



The containerised freight market in South Africa can be divided into three categories:

  • Import traffic: the management of containers that enter through a South African port with a domestic or over border destination.
  • Export traffic: the management of containers leaving South Africa through our ports and
  • Domestic traffic: the management of containers transported within and over our borders.


Transnet Freight Rail is NOT involved in the transportation of any private or single vehicles on rail. The company only handles bulk amounts of cars and specifically for the motorcar manufacturers. The public who would like to transport their private vehicles by rail can contact Shosholoza Meyl on their toll free number 086 000 8888.

Our primary customers are the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the automotive industry, as well as the main vehicle distribution/ferry companies. The portfolio's activities are directed by the inbound and outbound logistics requirements of its customers.


General Manager Contact Details Operational Area




  •  Contact Details

    Reshad Yusuf – Executive Manager: Sales
    083 2972407
    012 315 8162
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  • Operational Areas

    City Deep, (Eastcon, Kazcon)
    Belcon (Saldanha, Ashton, Dalcon),
    Deal Party (East London, George),
    Pretcon (Phalaborwa, Witbank, Pietermaritzburg, Nelspruit and Piet Retief),
    Bayhead (Newcastle) and Bloemfontein
    (Kimberly, Kakamas, Bethlehem,
    De Aar and Kroonstad

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AutomotiveOur expertise and specialised rolling stock provide the foundation for effective service provision for high value goods conveyed in the industry. We are able to offer economies of scale benefits that rail only can provide.

Our specialised car wagons, the SCL type and the SCJ-8 wagon, are particularly suited to the safe and secure conveyance of high-risk, high-value freight; and are ideally suited to the delivery times demanded. In addition, an optional insurance service offers "peace of mind" value to customers. 




ContainersWe offer terminal services in addition to rail services. The following terminal services are offered:

• Physical and administrative checks.

• Acceptance/delivery of the container in the interchange zone at the terminal.

• Loading/unloading of the container at the terminal interchange zone from/to a hauler or when lifted from/placed on a rail wagon at the railhead.