Maputo Corridor Logistics Initiative

Members – Transnet Freight Rail

Transnet Freight Rail

Transnet Freight Rail

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MCLI Key-Funding & Board Member

Transnet Freight Rail is the largest division of Transnet. It is a world class heavy haul freight rail company that specialises in the transportation of freight. Transnet Freight Rail has approximately 25 000 employees, who are spread throughout the country.

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.

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.

Transnet Freight Rail’s core business lies in freight logistics solutions designed for customers in industry based business segments, mining, heavy and light manufacturing.

What We Transport





Lime and Cement      



Chrome and Manganese




Consolidated Cargo

Operating Divisions

The operating division is made up of the following businesses:

GFB Commercial


Ore Line

Blue train and Shosholoza Meyl