History of the GABCON Dry Port
GABCON is the largest container terminal in Botswana, founded in 1995 as a Botswana Railways Department in 1998 Transnet Freight Rail and BR (Botswana Railways) 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, which is it’s current location.
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.
» 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