Gabcon History

History of the GABCON Dry Port

GABCON is the largest container terminal in Botswana, founded in 1995, as Botswana Railways Department, in 1998 Transnet and BR formed a joint venture. The two rail giants operated a Dry Port from a small piece of land handling about 300 containers a month using one Reach Stacker, two trucks and a few trailers.

As years went by, the business prospered and this necessitated the need for a new area. In 2003 the Shareholders invested and a new Terminal was built. In 2005 GABCON relocated to a new site.

Today the Dry Port handles on average about 1600teus per month at the Gaborone Terminal. GABCON now boasts of a fleet of truck tractors, reach stackers  trailers and  container side lifters for deliveries within Gaborone and the surrounding areas.



GABCON has also opened up another terminal in Palapye, called PALCON and it is strategically placed to service the Central Region of the country.

We will be the leading integrated logistics provider and container hub in the region.
Integrity, Honesty, Ownership, Teamwork, Professionalism, Respect, Botho.
Our people, Our Customers, Our Processes, Our Financial Performance, Our Growth, Our Strategic Partners, Our Image.

» To attract, develop and retain multi skilled and motivated people
» To attract and retain customers, understand their requirements and exceed their expectations
» To establish well defined and simplified processes that will optimise operational efficiencies
» To have a cost effective business that will ensure long term profitability and sustainability
» To penetrate and grow untapped markets
» To develop, grow and maintain good relationships with strategic partners
» To position GABCON as the regional logistics leader