Welcome to TransNamib Holdings

Welcome to TransNamib Holdings Limited’s corporate website, where you will discover detailed information about the National Railway carrier of Namibia. Transport is an important key factor in the success and growth of Namibia’s economy. As you may be aware, our railway lines stretch from the South (South African border) to the Northern part of our country (Angolan border) and from the central part of the country to the  coastal towns of Swakopmund, Walvis Bay and Luderitz.

On the eastern and north eastern side, the railway line stretches up to Gobabis and Grootfontein respectively, providing an intermodal to neighboring countries via the Trans-Zambezi, Trans-Cunene and Trans-Kalahari highways. TransNamib promotes developmental initiatives to carry maximum freight task movement on various corridors and strategic locations in the SADC region, especially in supporting land-locked countries and provision of linkages to habours for countries such Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe.


Management of the Company is entrusted to the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”), who works closely with an Executive Committee (“EXCO”). Visit our different departments.


TransNamib provides a wide range of transportation services such as Bulk Freight, Containerized Services, TNX/OPX, Special Trains and Passenger Services. 


Safety is initiatives that tie up with the national strategy to mitigate the risk of incidents that include public injuries and fatalities as a consequence of railway operations. read more


Visit our Gallery to view more pictures of archived TransNamib’s history and of it’s services, products, properties, trains, wagons, working staff and more.
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Latest News

  • This is a short video on TransNamib railway – Slow Train Through Africa with Griff Rhys Jones   Slow Train Through Africa with Griff Rhys...

  • NAMIB MILLS From left to right: Mr. Frans Meyer, Operations Manager and Jason Shikalepo Acting Commercial and Marketing Excecutive of TransNamib...

  • SANZI IMPORT AND EXPORT From left to right: Mr. Jan Claassen; Chief Service Delivery North, Mr. Aziz Gilani, Managing Director: Sanzi Import and...

The history of rail transport in Namibia began with a small mining rail line at Cape Cross in 1895.

The first major railway project was started in 1897 when the German Colonial Authority built the 600 mm (1 ft 11 5⁄8 in) gauge Staatsbahn (State Railway) from Swakopmund to Windhoek.

By 1902 the line was completed. Parallel to this government initiative, the Otavi Mining and Railway Company (O.M.E.G.) was established. read more

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

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