Transworld Cargo activates
Gammans rail siding
The Namibian logistics company Transworld Cargo is handling more than 5500 Containers annually and around 2000 of these are for their client Namibia Breweries. Transworld Cargo invested 8 million Namibia Dollar into the Gammans siding next to their head office in Braun Street in the Southern Industrial Area in Windhoek to be able to deliver an even better service to their customers.
The Gammans siding, which is situated opposite the Windhoek Cemetery in Hosea Kutako Drive and belongs to TransNamib, has not been in use for many years. Sleepers and some other material had been stored there for some time, but nothing else happened at the siding. The siding on the doorstep means that Transworld Cargo can handle client's containers easier and more cost effective, especially those of their Windhoek clients. Building started in October 2021 one three tracks were built to park, off-load and load container railway carriages. Namibia Breweries needs to handle at least eight containers a day.
They receive up to 120 containers per ship reaching Walvis Bay which need to be transportec to Windhoek preferable by rail. Their main import is barley malt - barley which has gone through the malting process. Hops and crown caps have to be imported from Germany too as well as new equipment and spare parts. Containers take a lot of space and Namibia Breweries are not container handlers but brew beer and distribute this Namibian product in the country and export worldwide including East Africa and Europe in containers. The storing, handling and sending back containers to their rightful owners, which are different shipping companies, is done by Transworld Cargo for their clients. To move the containers from the Gammans Siding to clients, Transworld Cargo uses their own fleet and sub-contractors.
In future Transworld Cargo envisages having the necessary infrastructure at the Gammans Siding to be able to store export commodities and pack containers on site, have TransNamib transport them by rail to Walvis Bay and ship them to their worldwide destination. At the moment most of the export products are been transported to Walvis Bay and packed into containers and shipped to foreign countries. Transworld Cargo has big plans in Walvis Bay too.