In South Africa, because of the long distances involved, rail freight is an extremely important means of moving goods from our inland cities to our ports. Not only is the rail network important within the country, but rail is also a crucial means of moving goods between countries in Southern Africa and beyond. The main railway operator is Spoornet, which is owned and run by Transnet (which, in turn, is a government organisation).

To learn more about Spoornet, visit their website, by clicking here.

You may also want to learn more about the documentation associated with rail freight by clicking here.

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