Transnet SOC Ltd is a large South African rail, port and pipeline company, headquartered in the Carlton Centre in Johannesburg. It was formed as a limited company on 1 April 1990. A majority of the company's stock is owned by the Department of Public Enterprises, or DPE, of the South African government. The company was formed by restructuring into business units the operations of South African Railways and Harbours and other existing operations and products.
The business units of Transnet include:
Transnet National Ports Authority and Transnet Port Terminals- NPA and SAPO - own and operate the country's main seaports
Transnet Pipelines - principal operator of South Africa's fuel pipelines
Transnet Freight Rail railway operator - freight service
Transnet Rail Engineering - rolling stock manufacturing and maintenance
The National Ports Authority provides port infrastructure and marine services at the eight commercial seaports in South Africa.