Freight and Logistical Careers At Transnet

Freight logistics is crucial driver in the South African economy and Transnet ensures that goods are delivered across the country as well as moving cargo on ships for export. The company aims to provide world-class freight services. As the website cites: “Our vision and mission is to be a focused freight transport company, delivering integrated, efficient, safe, reliable and cost-effective services to promote economic growth in South Africa.”

Transnet plays a pivotal role in curbing unemployment in South Africa, and is constantly looking for skills to further promote economic growth. The company is also fully owned by the South African government and is focussed on effectively supporting the entire country’s logistical network.

Transnet careers offer the professional the chance to grow and expand as it has undergone an intense rebranding exercise which entails the following operational divisions:

  • Transnet Freight Rail

Formerly known as Spoornet, this is the freight rail that specialises in freight transportation with over 25 000 employees. The railway line connects across Southern Africa and dominates 80% of Africa’s railway lines.

Popular career choice and jobs within this division include Millwright, Safety Officer, Industrial Engineer, Operations Manager and Mechanical Engineer.

  • Transnet Rail Engineering

Formerly Transwerk, is the rolling stock maintenance business which runs across 150 depots, 7 factories and the division has 15 000 employees.

The kinds of jobs in this particular division are being a Welder, Mechanical Engineer, Electrician, Industrial Engineer, Procurement Officer, Environmental Health & Safety Specialist and Industrial Engineering Technician.

  • Transnet National Ports Authority

Formerly the NPA, the division fulfils the landlord function for South Africa’s port system; the ports include Richards Bay, Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth, Mossel Bay, Cape Town, Ngqurha and Saldanha Bay.

The kinds of jobs you can apply for in this division are being a Civil Engineer, Procurement Manager, Electrician, Project Coordinator and Senior Program Planner.

  • Transnet Port Terminals

Formerly known as SAPO, this division is responsible for port and cargo terminal operations in the nation’s leading ports). Popular career positions in this field are jobs as a Civil Engineer, Procurement Manager, Electrician, Project Coordinator and Senior Program Planner.

  • Transnet pipelines

Formerly known as Petronet, the fuel and gas pipeline business, pumps and manages the storage of petroleum and gas products through its network of high-pressure and long distance pipelines.

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