TransNamib Holdings Ltd

TransNamib Holdings Ltd

Private Bag 13204, ,Cnr. Bahnhof S,& Independence Ave,,Windhoek, Namibia
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About TransNamib Holdings Ltd

TransNamib Holdings Ltd

Company profile

TransNamib Holdings Limited is the national surface carrier of Namibia – a leader in provision of rail and road transport solutions within and across the border of the country. “TransNamib” was established in terms of the National Transportation Service Holding Company Act, 28 of 1998, and is the success or of the former TransNamib Ltd. All shares in TransNamib are owned by the Government of the Republic of Namibia, who also exercises non-regulatory control through the appointment of the Company’s directors.


To be the preferred transport and logistics partner in Namibia and beyond.


Providing total logistics solutions in rail- and road transport through a passion for excellence.

Core Values

Integrity – We never compromise the principles of working in an honest and ethical manner.

Safety – We believe that our people are our greatest asset and therefore we seek to implement mechanisms to ensure that all our stakeholders are never in harm’s way.

Excellence – We are unwavering in our pursuit of continuous improvement in the quest to deliver excellent service, first-time-every time.

Teamwork – We need each other to deliver on our service promise to our customers and therefore we shall work together in our quest to be the preferred logistics partner in Namibia and beyond.

Discipline – We passionately focus our energy to competently achieve the strategic objectives of our organisation.

Commitment – We have one mission and we shall never forget that we can only make a difference to our Nation, by delivering on our performance promises.

Strategic plan

The strategic direction of an organization is defined by its purpose, ultimate goals and underlying value statement, which represents the ethical approach in term of which an organization seeks to accomplish its vision and mission. TransNamib reviewed and formulated its strategic statements – aligned to vision 2030.

The company identified key contributors that focuses on improving customer services, Business Efficiency, and Business Continuity, and entails the following:

•Investment in new rolling stock (locomotives, wagons and tankers)

•Optimization of railway infrastructure and management systems

•Re-alignment of resources and business processes

•Regaining market share through improved service delivery and a focused Sales and Marketing Strategy

•Aligning logistics services and operational processes to customer needs

•Regaining control over the railway asset on its balance sheet

•Enhancing operational Safety and

•Improving corporate governance and risk management



Bulk Freight

We cover Namibia with Rail and Road transport, and facilitate trade with SADC members, supported by our fully-equipped modern container facilities in Windhoek.

TransNamib provides specialized bulk-transport services to most major economic sectors in Namibia. Our core business lies in bulk freight logistics solutions designed for customers in industry. These include Mining, Construction, Building Materials, Bulk fuel, Liquids, Agriculture and Heavy Industry. TransNamib has the experience and expertise to convey any bulk freight in an efficient and cost-effective manner no matter what your specific requirements might be. We carry the benefit of a long-standing track record in handling bulk cargo and have tailor-made solutions for vast requirements.

Being the national transport and logistics service provider we cater for the bulk transportation needs of the main sectors of the Namibian economy and beyond.In short we cater for a diverse customer base and target market, which include mining companies, bulk fuel and liquids industry, cement manufactures, container importers & exporters, parts and spares for the automotive industry, agricultural producers and stockfeed suppliers and many more.

These include: 



Building Materials 

Heavy industry 

Fuel & Liquid 


Container Services

A convenient door-to-door service between rail and road for the transportation of your valuable cargo with the highest degree of security (mini, 3m, 6m and 12m containers). Our services include complementary bond and excise services at our Windhoek Container Terminal (WINCON) facilities in Windhoek.

WINCON is fully accredited with Customs and Excise as an in-bond facility which means Customs clearing procedures can be executed at the customer’s doorstep in Windhoek.

Container depot in Windhoek is equipped with two heavy-duty (45 ton) reach stackers and one 12-tone forklift on average the container terminal handles 2000 containers per month on average. Mini-container depots stations such as Tsumeb, Keetmanshoop, Otjiwarongo, Grootfontein and Ondangwa also handle containers, dealing with an average of 900 per month.


Passenger Service

Although rail services are predominantly freight-oriented, Passenger services are mainly focused on the needs of economy class long distance passengers. For the leisure / tourist market the Desert Express was developed and haulage services are provided for private tourist trains.

StarLine Passengers Service 

StarLine Passengers Service 

Desert Express 

Omugulu Gwomashe Star 

Special Tourist Trains

OPX/TNX/Road Service

TransNamib Express “TNX”

TNX is an efficient service for parcel and containers that offers a fast and reliable service on a daily from major South African cities such as Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town and Upington to/from Namibia.  The service has 600 collection and delivery points in South Africa which makes it a great way to get your valuable cargos.

TransNamib Parcel Express “OPX”

OPX is reliable and cost-effective parcel express service designed to transport small consignment efficiently to all major towns within Namibia. This service is the ideal cost-saving and all consignments are transported in sealed containers for added security.

Road Services

Road services supplement the rail services by providing onward transport to destinations not served by rail.

Freight Acceptance & Claims

TransNamib Holdings Limited accepts all normal commodities for transportation. However; special conditions will apply to hazardous goods and consignments not conforming to normal specifications. Goods handed in for carriage must be suitably packed for transportation purposes. A special OPX envelope, for dispatch of documents only, is available. These envelopes can be purchased in advance and the price thereof covers the transport cost of the envelope to all OPX destinations.

Tariffs Mass: Transport charges will be calculated on actual or volumetric mass whichever is the highest. To calculate the volumetric mass of a parcel, the following formula is applied:

Volumetric Mass [kg] =length (cm) X width (cm) X height (cm)




TransNamib Holdings Ltd accepts liability for valid claims to a maximum of N$ 500 000.00 per consignment. This liability shall equal the consignment value stated on the waybill or, alternatively, the cost price plus freight and insurance, whichever is less. Claims must be lodged with our claims department within three months of the consignment date.


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