TransNamib Sets Themselves Up For A Profitable Future

Namibia’s state-owned railway operator, TransNamib, has recently received six new locomotives from General Electric’s Brazilian manufacturing site, at a cost of $US28.2 million. The new locomotives,...

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Namibian-German Bilateral Consultations On Development Cooperation

The 2017 edition of the Consultations on Development Cooperation between Namibia and Germany took place in Windhoek, on 7 and 8 February. During the discussions, both parties confirmed three focal...

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WBCG and NTF Highlight Mercosur Preferential Trade Agreement

The Walvis Bay Corridor Group (WBCG) has long-since been advocating for the Namibia-Brazil linkage as the shortest international link. To support this idea, we recently collaborated with Afro-Brazil...

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Lucrative Rail Supply Contract In Namibia

The Namibian government has issued a tender for the supply of railway materials to rehabilitate the Walvis Bay – Tsumeb railway lines. The contract is divided into three, with each successful bidder...

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Railways Africa Magazine Features Response to Allegations Regarding Dubious Maintenance Contract Awarded to D&M Rail on the Kranzburg-Tsumeb Railway

There have been a number of articles published in a local Namibian newspaper over the past few months that suggest that rail rehabilitation works being done on the Kranzburg-Tsumeb railway line may be...

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8th annual Logistics and transport workshop - Namibia

The Namibian – German Centre for Logistics has announced their upcoming Logistics and Transport workshop, to be held in Swakopmund, Namibia on the 28 – 30 September 2016. The workshop is titled: “An...

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Namibia: long awaited port railway upgrade reaches phase 1 completion

The Namibian Ports Authority recently announced that it has upgraded the railway line inside the harbour precinct of the Port of Walvis Bay at a cost of N$20 million. The railway infrastructure has...

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Namibia: Namport Upgrades Rail

The Namibian Ports Authority (Namport) owns and maintains all railway infrastructure inside the port of Walvis Bay. The rail infrastructure was recently upgraded at a cost of N$20 million. Trackwork...

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TransNamib‘s Desert Express

TransNamib‘s Desert Express train has twenty-four compartments, each accommodating one, two or three passengers. The compartments are fully air-conditioned and heated and have en-suite facilities as...

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Cancelled TransNamib loco deal

In March 2015 – according to press reports - TransNamib agreed to lease 33 main-line and 10 shunting units for five years from a firm named Aloe Investment, alternatively known as Minovox. The deal...

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