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  • By 2019 TFR will increase
    its Market share of container from 79% to 92%


  • TFR has developed and is implementing a major new strategy
    which is part of the Transnet’s greater “Market Demand Strategy".

  • Transnet is spending 300 billion; of that
    amount R201 billion has been earmarked for Freight Rail.

  • Freight Rail strategy and business plan is to
    fulfil a keyrole in South Africa’s development

  • Freight Rail strategy was designed to contribute
    to the National objectives of growth and development.

​Market Demand Strategy

            

About MDS

The MDS forms the centrepiece of government’s growth strategy through investment in infrastructure. It is a key component of enabling the achievement of the New Growth Path as it also incorporates skills development, youth employment and efficiency targets.

"Expanding the country’s infrastructure by successfully implementing the MDS will see Transnet’s revenue almost triple from R46 billion to R128 billion over the next seven years." Transnet’s Market Demand Strategy (MDS) is a fine-tuned   strategy to expand and modernise the country’s ports, rail and pipelines infrastructure with a view to achieve a significant increase in freight volumes, particularly in commodities such as Iron Ore, Coal and Manganese over a period of seven years to promote economic growth in South Africa. This is supported by the R300 billion investment programme which is the main pillar behind the strategy. In order to deliver on our promise and help grow the South African economy and contribute to a better life for our fellow citizens, we must double our efforts to make Transnet a people-centred, performance –driven and customer-focused organisation.

 

Expanding the country’s infrastructure by successfully implementing the MDS will see Transnet’s revenue almost triple from R46 billion to R128 billion over the next seven years. Driven by strong volume growth, Transnet will be positioned as a top-tier logistics and transport provider. With Market Demand Strategy, rail volumes are projected to increase from approximately 200 million tons to 350 million tons over the next seven years. By 2019, Transnet Freight Rail will increase its market share of container traffic to 92% from 72% currently which in turn, will have a significant impact on reducing the cost of doing business.

Our Seven year strategy​

Earlier this year, President Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa announced in his State of the Nation Address that Transnet would invest more than R300 billion in infrastructure development to rejuvenate the economy, create jobs and address poverty and inequalities.

Our Strategy pillars


The Transnet Freight Rail’s business plan aims to narrow the gap between what customers demand in terms of freight to be transported and what the rail system has the capacity to provide.

 

 


How MDS affects you?

 

Thorough the seven year Market Demand Strategy Transnet believes that it will address the socio-economic objectives as set out in the New Growth Plan.