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    Trans-Namib route modernisation completed


    NAMIBIA: A three-year project to renovate a 108 km section of the Trans-Namib main line between Walvis Bay and Arandis has been completed.

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    Hydrogen-diesel dual-fuel locomotive initiative targets African market


    NAMIBIA: The HyRail Namibia project has been launched to produce what the promoters say will be Africa’s first dual-fuel hydrogen-diesel locomotive. This is intended as a pilot for possible conversion of national railway TransNamib’s entire fleet of around 40 locos, and other fleets across Sub-Saharan Africa. ...

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    TransNamib upgrade underway


    NAMIBIA: Work has started on a project to rehabilitate Trans-Namib’s main line from Walvis Bay to Swakopmund as part of a government-backed project to develop a transport and logistics hub serving southern Africa. Minister of Works & Transport John Mutorwa attended an event to mark the start ...

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    TransNamib locomotive acquisitions to support a doubling of freight traffic


    NAMBIA: National railway TransNamib is aiming to double the volume of freight which it moves, CEO Johny Smith told a recent Transport Events online conference. TransNamib currently carries 1·6 million tonnes of freight per year across various commodity groups, and Smith said it was looking to boost ...

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    TransNamib and Botswana Railways sign container terminal MoU


    NAMIBIA: National railway TransNamib and its Botswana counterpart Botswana Railways have signed a memorandum of understanding for the development of a container terminal at Gobabis. Located around 110 km west of Namibia’s border with Botswana, Gobabis is the terminus of a 1 067 mm gauge line from the port of ...

  • The African Development Bank has approved a loan to co-finance upgrading of the 210 km railway from Walvis Bay to Kranzberg.

    AfDB backs Namibian rail upgrade


    NAMIBIA: The African Development Bank has approved a US$153m loan to the government of Namibia to co-finance the upgrading of the 210 km railway running inland from Walvis Bay to Arandis and Kranzberg, as well as the road from Windhoek to the international airport. The three-year rail rehabilitation project will ...

  • The agreement was signed in Windhoek by Hippy Tjivikua, Acting CEO of TransNamib, and Thomas Konditi, President & CEO of GE Transportation for Africa.

    TransNamib orders GE locomotives


    NAMIBIA: National railway TransNamib signed a US$22·7m purchase agreement for six GE Transportation C23EMP locomotives on September 11. The 1 067 mm gauge diesel locomotives are scheduled to be delivered to Walvis Bay within the next 18 to 20 months. They will be used to haul sulphuric acid ...

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    Namibia completes Northern extension


    THOUSANDS OF Namibians gathered at Ondangwa on July 15 when President Hifikepunye Pohamba and Founding Father Dr Sam Mujoma officially opened the town’s new station, marking the completion of Phase 1 of the country’s northern extension railway. The 246·5 km line from Tsumeb has taken four years to build at ...