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Transnet National Ports Authority
The national ports authority is responsible for the safe, effective and efficient economic functioning of the national port system, which it manages in a landlord capacity.
The national ports authority provides port infrastructure and marine services at the eight commercial seaports in South Africa. It operates within a legislative and regulatory environment created by the National Ports Act 2005 (Act No. 12 of 2005).
Transnet port terminals was established in 2000, when Transnet’s then single port division, Portnet, was divided into operations and landlord businesses namely, SAPO (Transnet port terminals) and National Port Authority (TNPA). Since its inception, Transnet port terminals has played a key role in supporting the South African government’s export-led growth strategy.
Transnet Rail Engineering
Transnet rail engineering, an operating division of Transnet SOC Ltd, is the backbone of South Africa’s railway industry with eight product-focused businesses, 150 depots, seven factories and 15, 000 employees countrywide. The organization is dedicated to in-service maintenance, repair, upgrade, conversion and manufacture of freight wagons, mainline and suburban coaches, diesel and electric locomotives as well as wheels, rotating machines, rolling stock equipment, castings auxiliary equipment and services.
Transnet pipelines, formerly known as Petronet, the custodian of the country’s strategic pipeline assets, is currently servicing two key industries (fuel and gas) by transporting petroleum and gas products over varying distances. Our business, having been established in 1965, is integral to the well-being of the South African economy.
The business handles an annual average throughput of some 16 billion litres of liquid fuel and more than 450 million cubic metres of gases. The liquid products include crude oil as well as diesel, leaded and unleaded petrol and aviation turbine fuels.