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Business Goal

InternationalEnabling Regional Development and Integration to achieve:
  • Volume growth
  • Integrated regional growth
  • Southern African Development Community (SADC) Connectivity through corridor development
  • Promoting Intra-regional trade amongst African countries

Transnet Freight Rail has developed and is implementing a new strategy which is part of the greater Transnet “Market Demand Strategy” (MDS). A key element of this strategy is a shift of traffic from road to rail. This involves capturing rail-friendly traffic; that is, freight which by its very nature is more suitable for transport by rail than by road. Rail friendly traffic may be defined as freight that typically includes heavy mineral and mining commodities being conveyed over long distances (coal, iron ore, magnetite, chrome, rock phosphate) but also includes agricultural products and containerised commodities and goods. A key objective of the MDS is regional integration. International Business will fulfil the role of facilitating business development and growth of the region through relationships with and assistance to SARA railways.