||Transnet is the custodian of major rail, port and pipeline assets
in South Africa. With more than R77 billion in assets and employing
more than 48 000 people, it provides seamless and integrated bulk
freight services through five interdependent operating divisions namely:
Freight Rail, Engineering, National Ports Authority, Port Terminals
Transnet Ltds only shareholder is the State.
||Transnet Freight Rail (previously Spoornet) operates freight trains
serving customers in export mining (coal and iron ore), mining, manufacturing,
agriculture and forestry and containers and automotive. It has a 22
247 km rail network, of which about 1 500 km are heavy haul lines.
Its infrastructure represents about 80% of Africas rail infrastructure.
||Transnet Engineering (previously Transwerk) is responsible
for in-service and out-of-service maintenance, refurbishing, wreck
repair, conversions and upgrade of locomotives, wagons and coaches,
manufacture of new wagons, wheels, bogies and rolling stock components.
Engineering has 150 depots and seven factory centres countrywide.
||Transnet National Ports Authority (previously National Ports
Authority) is responsible for the safe, efficient and effective
economic functioning of the national ports system which it manages,
controls and administers on behalf of the State. It manages the seven
ports within South Africa, namely: Saldanha Bay, Cape Town, Mossel
Bay, East London, Port Elizabeth, Durban and Richards Bay. The Port
of Ngqura, when operational, will become the eighth port under National
Ports Authoritys control.
||Transnet Port Terminals (previously South African Port Operations)
is responsible for cargo handling and logistics management solutions.
Its port operations service customers across a broad spectrum of the
economy including the shipping industry, vehicle manufacturers, agriculture
sector, steel and mining industry. The division operates 15 port terminals
across six South African ports.
||Transnet Pipelines (previously Petronet), the pipeline operating
division of Transnet, will ensure the security of supply of critical
energy (in the form of petroleum products) through its network of
3 000 km of underground pipelines. It serves the South African oil
industry and operates throughout the eastern parts of South Africa,
along the Durban to Gauteng corridor, traversing five provinces: KwaZulu-Natal,
Free State, Gauteng, North West and Mpumalanga.
|The above operating divisions are supported by Transnet
Projects, Transnet Properties, Esselen Park and Group Services.