About Us


About us

TransNamib is the national rail services operator in Namibia – a leader in the provision of rail transport services within and across the border of the country. With its headquarters in Windhoek, TransNamib specialises in the transportation of bulk, break bulk, containerised freight and passengers utilising rail transport. TransNamib also offers warehousing, storage and property rentals to complement its core business. TransNamib’s rail infrastructure is connected to the ports of Lüderitz and Walvis Bay.

As a state-owned company, TransNamib aims to leave an inerasable mark on the lives of all Namibians. With a geographical footprint all over Namibia, TransNamib is inextricably involved in all aspects of life in Namibia. As such, we ensure that that we play a pivotal role in enhancing the quality of life in all areas we operate. This extends not just to our employees, but to communities and environments as well.


The preferred bulk transporter of Namibia.


To ensure world class rail service and generate return on investment for our shareholder.

  • Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Discipline
  • Transparency
  • Teamwork
  • Accountability
Our History
TransNamib’s humble beginnings can be traced back to 1895 when a first local railway was constructed in 1895 by the Damaraland Guano Company for commercial purposes. The first public railway, and the core of the present system, was constructed by the German Colonial government.
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Rail Network
TransNamib’s rail system is linked Transnet rail in South Africa. Our Rail network stretch from the South (South African border) to the Northern part of our country (Angolan border) and from the midline of the country to its coast and its harbors towns. Beyond that, neighbors are also connected via the Trans-Caprivi, Trans Cunene and Trans-Kalahari highways which in turn, connects with all countries in the SADAC region. Cargo trains operate between South Africa and Namibia twice a week.
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Stations Country wide
Hardworking Staff
Kilometers of Rail covered
Years of Experience