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Tanzania

PORTS HANDBOOK 2016-17


Contents

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Foreword

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Port sector’s key role in economy of our region

Electronic Payment System

On-line payments: a win-win for TPA and its customers

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Muhtasari (Swahili)

Bandari zetu chachu ya kukua kwa Uchumi

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Major lake port of Mwanza to be modernised

Introduction

New transport links enhance Dar’s hub status Central Corridor

Upgraded roads and railways to transform Central Corridor

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Location and Port Maps BRN Initiative

Image courtesy of TICTS

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Mwanza Port

Rapid growth plan is good news for ports

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Tanzania

PORTS HANDBOOK 2016-17

is published by:

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on behalf of:

Tanzania Ports Authority PO Box 9184, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania Tel (255) 22 2110401-5 / 2110371-5 / 21137630-5 Fax: (255) 22 211 3432 E-mail: dg@tanzaniaports.com Customer Helplines: 0800 11 00 32 / 0800 11 00 47 www.tanzaniaports.com

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Community

Community feels benefit of CSR programme

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Customs

Online system transforms cargo clearance at port

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Port Information

Dar es Salaam port information

Tanga Port

Lighterage port poised for upgrade

New equipment

TPA invests in infrastructure and new equipment

Mtwara Port

Mtwara expanding to serve oil and gas sector

Printed by: Buxton Press

Security

Security, counter-theft, staff welfare and safety

World Bank

World Bank is key player in Dar expansion project

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One Stop Centre

One Stop Centre will speed cargo clearance

Kyela Port / Kigoma Port

Plans to upgrade lake ports

Railway

New rail network will boost hinterland links

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Road Haulage

Challenges ahead as road network takes weight of cargo growth

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Container Terminals

Container handling goes from strength to strength

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Directory

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Foreword

Port sector’s key role in economy of our region

T

anzania Ports Authority (TPA) is an essential gateway for trade in East Africa. The governments of our region understand that the performance of the port sector is critical to their economic success.

to expand and modernise the ports and

Tanzania strongly in the rapidly growing

develop new gateways to the hinterland.

regional oil and gas market. The port

We believe that when these initiatives are

industry is becoming more challenging

concluded, they will benefit the TPA and

and demanding. We shall endeavour,

the nation at large.

therefore, to provide user-friendly and value-for-money services so as to increase

The TPA has continued to implement the

our market share. This is achievable since

Ports Master Plan (2009 to 2028) together

the TPA aims higher, acts professionally

The TPA understands that ports are

with the Corporate Strategic Plan (2011/12

and is guided by a set of well formulated

essential to the success of our economy by

to 2015/16) aimed at modernising and

corporate goals.

facilitating trade and generating income to

expanding our country’s ports. As the

help the government fund essential public

TPA intends to develop and modernise its

Through team work, we are able to

services such as health, education and

ports to meet future demand, we expect

provide superior services to shipping

infrastructure development.

that the involvement of the private sector

lines, importers and exporters. We pay

is necessary for funding and expertise.

special tribute to the Government, our

A major issue for the TPA is the

collaborating partners, the railways,

government’s Big Results Now initiative

Recent developments in Tanzania, par-

shipping agents and customs authorities,

ticularly the discovery of natural gas, have

and we promise to maintain the good

led to a significant increase in maritime

relationships for our mutual benefit. Close

activity and Tanzania is starting to gear its

cooperation between the TPA, stakehold-

infrastructure and services to support the

ers and government will be sustained.

Image courtesy of TICTS

upcoming oil and gas sector. To support this growth, many providers of upstream

While the information contained in this

and midstream services and equipment

handbook is believed to be correct at

have opened offices in Mtwara. Ports like

the time of printing, for the latest ports

Dar es Salaam have also seen an increase

information readers should visit

in oil and gas activity as a result of the

www.tanzaniaports.com or other relevant

significant finds in Mtwara region.

ports publications available in all ports.

There is an urgent need to establish

Director General

an oil and gas services hub to position

Tanzania Ports Authority

tonnes, inward were 127,000 tonnes and transhipment was 100,000 tonnes.

The smaller seaports of Kilwa, Lindi and Mafia handled a total of 49,000 tonnes or 0.3 per cent of total cargo. On the other hand, the lake ports of Mwanza, Kigoma and Kyela dealt with 472,000 tonnes or 3.4 per cent.

Cargo handling During the 2012/13 financial year, port throughput and revenue grew by 13.4 and 10.4 per cent respectively. Total cargo traffic in our ports during this period was 13,727,000 tonnes, an increase of 13.3 per cent compared with the year before. Imports were 10,944,000 tonnes, exports were 2,282,000 tonnes, outward were 271,000

The Port of Dar es Salaam had the dominant market share, handling 12,545,000 tonnes or 91.3 per cent of total cargo. Tanga handled 457,000 tonnes or 3.3 per cent of total cargo and Mtwara handled 203,000 tonnes or 1.4 per cent.

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Muhtasari

Bandari zetu chachu ya kukua kwa Uchumi

M

amlaka ya Usimamizi wa Bandari Tanzania (TPA) inabeba dhamana kubwa ya kuhakikisha kuwa Bandari za Tanzania zinaendelea kuwa lango kuu la biashara ndani ya Afrika ya Mashariki na Kati. Serikali zote ndani ya ukanda zinatambua kuwa ufanisi wa sekta ya uchukuzi na hasa Bandari ni muhimu katika kufikia mafanikio ya kiuchumi.

Plan (2011/12 to 2015/16)’, hii yote

Ningependa kuwaahidi Wateja wetu

inalenga kuziboresha Bandari zetu na

wote kuwa tutatoa huduma rafiki na

kuzifanya kuwa za kisasa zaidi. Lakini pia

itakayokuwa yenye thamani ya fedha ya

tunatambua kuwa hatuwezi kufikia lengo

mteja kwa lengo la kuongeza ukubwa na

hili bila ya ushirikishwaji wa Sekta Binafsi

thamani ya soko tunalohudumia. Jambo

ambayo ni hazina kubwa ya uwezeshaji na

hili linawezekana kwani tumejipanga

utaalamu.

kikamilifu na kuwekea utaratibu mzuri wa kutekeleza majukumu yetu kwa weledi

Yapo mambo mengi yanayoleta chachu

tukiongozwa na mipango yetu makini

kwa Bandari zetu kukua moja wapo ni

tuliyokuwa nayo.

ugunduzi wa hivi karibuni wa gesi asilia hapa nchini ambao umechangia kwa

Kwa kupitia ufanyaji kazi wa pamoja,

kiasi kikubwa kuongezeka kwa shughuli

mpaka sasa tumefanikiwa kutoa huduma

TPA inatambua umuhimu wa Bandari

za biashara ya Bandari. Natambua kuwa

nzuri kwa Kampuni za Meli, waagizaji

katika kuchangia kukua kwa uchumi

Tanzania tayari imejiandaa kuweka

bidhaa wa ndani na nnje ya nchi.

wa nchi, kurahisisha ufanyaji biashara

miundombinu yake vizuri pamoja na

Tunapenda kutoa pongezi za dhati kwa

na kuongeza mapato yanayotumika

kuboresha sekta ya huduma kwa lengo la

Jitihada za Serikali, Washirika wetu ambao

kuboresha mfuko wa Serikali ili

kuunga mkono uchumi huu mpya wa sekta

ni pamoja na Mashirika ya Reli, Mawakala

kuiwezesha kugharamia na kuboresha

ya mafuta na gesi.

wa Meli, Mawakala wa Mizigo na Mamlaka

huduma mbalimbali za Afya, Elimu pamoja na Miundombinu kwa ajili ya maendeleo.

ya Mapato Tanzania (TRA), na tungependa Ili kuweza kuunga mkono ukuaji wa sekta

kuaahidi tutatoa ushirikiano pamoja na

hii, wadau mbalimbali hapa chini tayari

kudumisha mahusiano mazuri yaliyopo

Ili kufikia lengo hilo TPA itahakikisha

wameanza kufungua ofisi zao Mkoani

kwa maslahi ya pande zote. Uhusiano wa

tunaunga mkono jitihada zilizopo

Mtwara. Bandari zetu kama vile ya Dar es

karibu baina ya TPA, Serikali na Wadau

za Serikali kupitia mpango wake wa

Salaam tayari zimeanza kuona ongezeko

nao utadumishwa.

‘Matokeo Makubwa Sasa’, ambapo kupitia

la biashara inayohusiana na shughuli

mkakati huu Serikali imenuia kuboresha

mbalimbali za utafutaji wa mafuta na gesi

Nahitimisha kwa kutoa wito kuwa pamoja

Bandari zetu kuwa za kisasa zaidi bila

uliofanyika na unaondelea katika Mkoa wa

na kwamba taarifa inayopatikana ndani

kusahau lengo la kuziendeleza Bandari

Mtwara.

ya Jarida hili inatoa picha ya kazi zetu

zetu ziwe lango kuu la biashara. Tunayo

nawahimiza Wadau na Wasomaji wote

imani kuwa mara baada ya jitihada hizi

Kutokana na fursa hii sasa kuna umuhimu

kuendelea kuwasiliana na sisi moja kwa

kukamilika, zitainufaisha TPA, Wadau na

wa kipekee wa kuifanya Tanzania kuwa

moja wakati wowote ili kupata taarifa

Taifa letu kwa ujumla.

kitovu cha uzalishaji wa mafuta na gesi

mpya zaidi za maendeleo ya Bandari zetu.

katika Ukanda wa Afrika Mashariki na Kati

Karibuni pia mtembelee tovuti yetu www.

Mamlaka inaendelea kutekeleza

kwani tunashuhudia soko la mafuta na

tanzaniaports.com au msome majarida

majukumu yake kupitia mikakati yake

gesi likikuwa kwa kasi na kupata msukumo

mengine mpate kupata taarifa mbalimbali

mingine kama vile ‘the Ports Master

wa kipekee kutoka kwa wadau mbalimbali.

za Mamlama ya usimamizi wa Bandari

Plan (2009 to 2028)’ pamoja na mkakati

Ni wazi kuwa kwa ugunduzi huu wa

Tanzania (TPA).

wa Shirika ‘the Corporate Strategic

gesi Bandari nayo inaendelea kupata

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changamoto ya kutoa huduma kwa ufanisi

Mkurugenzi Mkuu

kwa wadau wake na wateja wake wote.

Mamlaka ya usimamizi Tanzania


Introduction

New transport links enhance Dar’s hub status

T

he Port of Dar es Salaam is one of East Africa’s leading freight gateways – a growing entry and exit point for goods, not only for the local Tanzanian market but for many landlocked nations across east and central Africa. The port is the Indian Ocean terminus of a complex logistics network stretching across much of central Africa.

Operated by the Tanzania Ports Authority

Corridor Transit Transport Facilitation

(TPA), the Port of Dar es Salaam handles

Agency (CCTTFA) – a joint venture

about 95 per cent of Tanzania’s interna-

between the governments of Burundi,

tional trade across 11 deepwater berths.

the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC),

The TPA also owns and manages various

Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. The

harbours, both on the Indian Ocean coast

agency’s role is to promote the seamless

(Tanga and Mtwara) and on the lakes of

movement of cargo to and from Dar es

Victoria, Tanganyika and Nyasa.

Salaam by road, rail and inland waterway (in effect, the cross-lake traffic).

Connecting these sea and lake ports, and also serving Tanzania’s neighbours, is a

At Dar es Salaam, this entrepôt role has

transport chain coordinated by the Central

been formalised in the Dar es Salaam

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Introduction

Beyond the Port of Dar es Salaam – as

and from Burundi, Rwanda, the DRC and

a result of loans from the World Bank

Uganda will continue to go by road.

– work is under way to rehabilitate Tanzania’s rail network and to speed the

Tanzania has two rail systems. Tanzania

movement of hinterland-bound containers

Railways Ltd (TRL) operates a 1 metre

while also increasing the rail network’s

gauge central line from Dar es Salaam to

currently low share of freight traffic in the

Kigoma and Mwanza on Lake Tanganyika

Central Corridor.

and Lake Victoria respectively; while Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority

By 2021, Tanzania plans to invest over

(TAZARA) operates a southern route, with

US$ 14 billion in the construction of an

a 1.067 metre gauge, between Dar es

Maritime Gateway Project, an ambitious

all-new standard gauge rail system right

Salaam and Kapiri Mposhi.

plan to boost cargo throughput from 14.7

across the country in a bid to become

million tonnes in 2014/15 to 18 million

East Africa’s preferred transport gateway

tonnes in 2016/17.

and to improve cargo flows. The first line

UPGRADED

will run 2,561 km from Dar es Salaam to

Beyond Dar es Salaam, other ports are

To achieve this goal, the TPA is spending

Burundi and Rwanda, while a second line,

being constructed or upgraded. Tanga

US$ 585 million to drive up efficiency

1,000 km long, will connect Ludewa with

has the proposed Mwambani Economic

in the Port of Dar es Salaam. It’s part of

the Port of Mtwara in the south. More rail

Corridor Project; four berths are to be

the government’s Big Results Now action

projects are expected to follow.

constructed at Mtwara Port and there are

programme to transform Tanzania into

exciting plans for brand-new harbours,

a middle income nation over the next 10

But until this rail upgrade is complete, and

such as the US$ 11 billion scheme to

years.

ahead of the construction of the standard

create the Port of Bagamoyo, 70 km north

gauge network, most containers moving to

of Dar es Salaam.

Led by the TPA, and with strong support from external funding agencies, Tanzania’s ports – and its vital and inextricably linked transport network – are really going places. And East Africa as a region is set to benefit.

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Central Corridor

Upgraded roads and railways to transform Central Corridor

H

elping to smooth the flow of cargo between the Port of Dar es Salaam and its large natural hinterland is the Central Corridor Transit Transport Facilitation Agency (CCTTFA). The CCTTFA was established in 2006 by the governments of Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Its aim is to co-ordinate road, rail and inland waterway (lake) networks within the Central Corridor in order to speed goods on their way to importers in Tanzania and those located in neighbouring states. The same is true for exports leaving the region.

STRATEGY Part of the CCTTFA’s strategy is to encourage the development of a series of licensed and bonded inland container

There is a long-established rail and lake

A key upgrading and expansion project

depots (ICDs) within the Corridor’s

port network, but the lion’s share of cargo

is the planned construction of an

natural envelope, allowing cargo to be

arriving and leaving the Port of Dar es

‘expressway’ between Dar es Salaam and

imported on through bills of lading to

Salaam is moved by truck, both within

Morogoro, especially the first 100 km

inland destinations. There are already

Tanzania and to and from neighbouring

stretch from the coast to Chalinze. When

several privately operated ICDs, close

states.

completed, this US$ 535 million mega

to the Port of Dar es Salaam, which all

project will create a toll road with four

allow off-terminal storage and customs

Tanzania has always had an impressive

to six lanes. At Chalinze the expressway

inspection. These ICDs have also reduced

and well-maintained road system but,

intersects with the main north-south

container congestion in the port.

as with much of the nation’s existing

Tanga road, providing links to Dar es

transport infrastructure, its main arterial

Salaam and to Mombasa over the border

routes are due for large-scale upgrading

in Kenya.

and expansion.

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Central Corridor

The existing Dar to Chalinze road is, in any case, the main route in and out of Dar es Salaam. This one highway is estimated to carry about 70 per cent of all freight leaving the port and, as a consequence, its upgrade is eagerly awaited. The other option for freight movers is to use Tanzania’s extensive rail network. Central Corridor is operated by stateowned Tanzania Railways (TRL), which is responsible for some 2,700 km of track. At the present time and for a variety of reasons, only a comparatively small percentage of freight imported into and exported out of Dar es Salaam is moved

Image courtesy of The Central Corridor TTFA

The metre-gauge rail system within the

by train within the Corridor. This is set to change, however, with investment in, and significant improve-

independently operated Tanzania Zambia

will, in effect, be bypassed by the DIKKM

ments to, the current rail infrastructure

Railway Authority (TAZARA) line from

line, which will offer a fast, seamless,

and, longer term, the coming of a new

Dar es Salaam to New Kapiri Mposhi in

one-mode transport link between Dar

standard-gauge system. In 2015 a

Zambia. Built in the 1970s, this 1,860

es Salaam and Rwanda and Burundi.

Chinese consortium was awarded a US$

km railway is a vital export route for

As a result, Kigoma’s days as a lakeside

7.6 billion contract to build a 2,561 km

Zambian copper. This line also needs to

gateway for freight traffic would appear to

standard-gauge line. This undertaking

be upgraded. Traffic on the 1.067 metre

be limited.

– the Dar es Salaam, Isaka, Kigali/Keza

gauge line is set to increase from 0.6

and Musongati (DIKKM) Railway – is one

million to 2 million tonnes a year.

of Africa’s biggest transport projects. The main element of this ambitious scheme is to replace the 970 km metre-gauge

INTEGRATED

stretch from Dar es Salaam to Isaka with

The current TRL rail system is integrated,

standard-gauge track. At the same time,

in its turn, with cross-lake ferry

an entirely new 702 km line will be built

services from the Port of Kigoma (Lake

from Isaka to a junction created at Keza.

Tanganyika), for connections to harbours

From Keza, one branch will serve the

in Burundi and the DRC, and the Port

Rwandan capital, Kigali, and the other

of Mwanza (Lake Victoria), which links

reaching Musongati in Burundi. It is

Tanzania with Kenya and Port Bell in

estimated that the DIKKM line will carry a

Uganda.

minimum of 8.5 million tonnes of freight by 2029 and probably an even greater

Cargo handling facilities at Tanzania’s lake

volume.

ports are in need of significant investment to improve their efficiency and allow them

In addition to the TRL system and

to compete with road transport. But this

the coming of DIKKM, there is the

traditional and mostly outdated route

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Location and port maps UGANDA

Bukoba Kemondo

RWANDA

Musoma Nansio Nansio Mwanza

KENYA

BURUNDI RU ND

TANGA TA ANGA

Kigoma

Kwale

Pangani

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N I A

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DAR ES S SALAAM SA ALA M AL ALAAM D.R. CONGO

Mafia M Ma afia Kasanga Kilwa Masoko

ZAMBIA BIA

Itungi Lindi Main Sea Po Ports

Manda

M WARA MTW W RA MTWARA

Smaller Sea Ports Main Lake P Ports

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Mbamba Lake a Nyasa ya

MOZAMBIQUE


Dar es Salaam Oil Terminal

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Independance Avenue

MTWARA

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BRN Initiative

Rapid growth plan is good news for ports A socio-economic scheme to make Tanzania a middle income economy by 2025 is helping to drive up efficiency in the ports sector. The Big Results Now initiative was launched by the government, using the economic success story of Malaysia as its model.

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operating procedures; reviewing the key performance indicators and tariffs for berth operations and cargo collection and delivery; and implementing 24-hour working at the port. Stakeholders meet

Image courtesy of TICTS

T

anzania’s ports are benefiting from a government initiative that aims to transform the nation from a low income to a middle income economy by 2025.

every month to discuss and oversee this process.

The Big Results Now (BRN) initiative – launched at the start of the 2013/2014

- Introduce a ‘port community system’

financial year – is modelled on the

with an electronic single window by

successful development strategy of

December 2015.

Malaysia and has also been adopted by

operational activities from administration. A new floor for operational staff has

Rwanda and Nigeria.

USE OF SPACE

been built above the TICTS workshop,

BRN is a government socio-economic

- Improve port layout, road access and

to the new TPA One Stop Centre.

scheme that monitors and oversees a

traffic as well as upgrading rail access

number of external projects. It is a neutral,

and infrastructure

independent unit created to steer through government programmes in a timely fashion. The initiative is focused on six areas:

• Energy and natural gas • Agriculture • Water • Education • Transport • Mobilisation of resources.

while admin. staff have been relocated

- Introduce one-way traffic in the port and improve access at the entry gates.

- Remove and relocate unused

The access roads to Gate 4 and Gate 8

facilities (sheds Nos 2 and 3 have been

(the exit for containers from TICTS) were

demolished)

rehabilitated in 2015.

- Relocation of the offices of Tanzania

- Relocate scanning processes at entry and

International Container Terminal

exit points. The TPA, through the Ministry

Services Ltd (TICTS) in order to separate

of Transport, received a grant of two

The ports sector is one of the key Tanzanian assets to benefit from the BRN initiative. The government is mindful that future growth of the nation’s economy will depend on improvements to its ports to make them more efficient and able to handle the growth in trade. Under the BRN initiative, the Port of Dar es Salaam surpassed its cargo handling target in the first year. BRN has set out key objectives in its drive to improve the efficiency of Dar es Salaam

PORT OPERATIONS - Transform operational processes by

Image courtesy of TICTS

and other ports.

introducing new high standards of

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Image courtesy of DSM Corridor Group

BRN Initiative

progress of the BRN initiative. At its official launch, the then President Jakaya Kikwete said: “Development plans are no longer secret matters for the executives, but the public will be involved to scanners from China. Nine staff went to China for training. Two mobile scanners

- Rehabilitation of facilities and equipment at Mwanza South Port.

learn about the development plans and share their views accordingly.”

from TradeMark East Africa financing. - Rail handling equipment at the port to be upgraded with rubber tyred gantry

INFRASTRUCTURE

Commenting on Tanzania’s 2025 devel-

- New ro-ro terminal at Gerezani Creek

Mizengo Pinda said the government was

cranes.

focused on ensuring a clear implementa- Channel dredging, widening of Berths

- Upgrade rail links and construct a rail loop within the port.

opment goal, the then Prime Minister

tion of the various projects.

1 to 7 and modernising of Berths 13 and 14.

Malaysian policy experts travelled to Tanzania to coach 300 Tanzanian

ADMINISTRATION

NEW METHODS

experts on the initiative and on how

- Drafting of a customer service charter to

Tanzania could be transformed into a

The Big Results Now (BRN) initiative

middle-class economy using the six

enhance professionalism and informa-

aims to adopt new methods of working in

priority areas articulated in the Tanzania

tion transparency.

specified time frames.

National Development Vision 2025.

- Capacity building and workforce

The bureau of BRN advises and inputs

Malaysia, now an industrialised

enhancement. A group of marine pilots

measures to ensure the Tanzania Ports

country with one of the best economic

and engineers completed their studies

Authority is working efficiently. The

records in Asia, was at the same level

in Egypt in February 2015. TPA has

project is funded from various sources.

of development as Tanzania when it

budgeted for another group and will

gained independence and is expected to

send a second batch of trainees to Egypt

BRN’s emphasis on prioritisation of

in 2015/16.

frameworks, as well as rigorous and

LAKE PORT CAPACITY

become a developed country by 2020.

continuous monitoring and problem

Malaysia is a solid development

solving, helped Tanzania achieve beyond

model for Tanzania in view of the many

expectation within the first year.

similarities between the economies of

- Rehabilitation of facilities and

the two nations, such as mining and

equipment at the Port of Kigoma was

Tanzania’s top officials have set up

agriculture being the initial driving

completed in December 2014

mechanisms to ensure the smooth

forces for growth.

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Container Terminals

Container handling goes from strength to strength

C

ontainer handling at the Port of Dar es Salaam has been transformed since the Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) took the decision in 2000 to privatise the port’s then only container terminal, opening the way to improvements in efficiency and productivity that continue to this day.

infrastructure has struggled to keep pace. The problem has been eased significantly, however, by improvements to the nation’s road network, the opening of more inland container depots (ICDs) and an expansion of the Port of Dar es Salaam. Today, TICTS handles about half a million containers a year – a fivefold increase since 2000. The company has two terminals with an annual capacity of

The terminal was leased to a consortium

400,000 teu. To supplement this, as the

of third-party operators in the shape of

TICTS terminal began to reach its peak

Tanzania International Container Terminal

capacity, the TPA has been handling more

Services Ltd (TICTS).

and more containers across its multipurpose berth, which has an annual capacity

Container handling services in the Port

of 200,000 teu.

of Dar es Salaam became the envy of its competitors as it achieved the best productivity ratings of any port in the region.

TICTS TICTS has been operating the container It now handles about 75 per cent of

call Dar es Salaam carrying more than

containers in the Port or Dar es Salaam.

600,000 teu – or 10 million tonnes – of containerised cargo. A further 60 to 70

TICTS is operated by Hutchison Port

containerships are handled each year in

Holdings Ltd (HPH), a subsidiary of

the regional ports of Tanga and Mtwara.

Hutchison Holdings Ltd (CK Hutchison),

Figures for 2014 show that 71 per cent of

the world’s leading port operator. So the

the containers handled were domestic, 25

reputation of TICTS for reliability and

per cent were in transit and four per cent

efficiency is backed by a world leader

were transhipped.

with operations in 52 ports and 26 countries.

Despite the economic challenges facing Tanzania and the hinterland nations,

The TICTS terminal in Dar es Salaam

cargo throughput has continued to

has 725 metres of continuous quay with

grow at an annual rate of over 10 per

four berths and a depth alongside of

cent since 2005. This growth has led to

12.2 metres. Access from the open sea

congestion and delays as the hinterland

is by way of a 140 metre wide channel with a depth of 10.7 metres. The berths are equipped with five ship-to-shore

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Images courtesy of TICTS

terminal on a 25-year lease since 2000. Today, about 450 containerships a year


gantry cranes, each with a capacity of

Other equipment at the terminal include

off-peak times as well as encouraging

45 tonnes. Three vessels can be accom-

a rail mounted gantry crane, fork-lift

inland clearance.

modated simultaneously at Berths 8, 9,

trucks, empty container handlers and yard

10 and 11.

tractors and trailers.

Lack of storage space in the port was for a long time an obstacle to growth.

There is a paved area of 18.75 hectares

EFFICIENCY

Container flow has now improved

of 11,500 teu served by 12 rubber tyred

Nearly all containers leave the port by

creation of inland container depots

gantry cranes and other yard handling

road, with less then one per cent going by

and container freight stations (CFS).

equipment. There are 92 plug-in points for

rail. This has been a significant cause of

They have greatly eased congestion

refrigerated containers.

road congestion, with about 800 vehicles

in the harbour as well as allowing the

for container stacking with a capacity

significantly, however, with the

entering and leaving the port each day. To

port to retain business. They have also

TICTS has two other container depots. The

combat this, the port is now endeavouring

boosted its effective capacity. Many

Kurasini Inland Container Depot (ICD) has

to make greater use of rail for hauling

containers are now discharged in the

a capacity of 500 teu and the Ubungo ICD

freight. The TPA is also striving to reduce

port and transferred directly to an ICD

has a capacity of 2,000 teu per annum.

congestion by releasing vehicles at

for customs clearance.

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Container Terminals

As well as those operated by TICTS, there

5. Tanzania Road Haulage ICD and CFS,

are private licensed ICDs – all within a

Tanzania’s largest independent ICD, 5

12 km radius of the port – with a

km from the port

TPA owns and operates a 3,600 teu

combined handling capacity of 13,900 teu.

capacity container stuffing facility 6. PMM ICD

outside the port. The facility is located

They include:

on Mandela Road in the former National 7. Trans-AMI ICD and CFS, operated by

1. Azam ICD and CFS: 30,600 square

CONTAINER STUFFING

Bollore Africa.

Shipping Agencies Company (Nasaco) yard next to the Camel Oil tank farm. It

metres and 1,600 teu capacity

receives export cargo from up-country

PRODUCTIVITY

and stuffs them into containers, which are

DICD and Jefag ICD with a combined

Productivity of the port has trebled

This facility has allowed stuffing

capacity of 4,000 containers and 3,500

since ICDs were introduced. It fell

operations to be sited away from the port,

square metres of warehousing

slightly when the container terminal

helping to further ease congestion.

2. Jefag Logistics Tanzania operating

then transferred to the port for shipment.

suffered congestion in 2009 but has now 3. MCCL ICD and CFS: 750 teu capacity

recovered. In 2014 it reached an average of 27.5 moves per hour for vessels

4. Lake Oil (African ICD): 42,000 square metres and 5,000 teu capacity

handled at TICTS and 16.6 moves per hour at the TPA quays.

Image courtesy of TICTS

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Road Haulage

Challenges ahead as road network takes weight of cargo growth

C

omplementing the expansion of Tanzania’s port facilities, there is an ongoing programme of development and investment to bring the nation’s road network into line with modern standards. With 99 per cent of inbound containers leaving the Port of Dar es Salaam by truck, it is clearly essential to create an efficient road network in order to maintain the growth and smooth operation of the port. Transport links have become a priority for the government in its budget forecasts as well as attracting a lot of foreign investment. Road haulage is a key part of Tanzania’s logistics network because it provides a largely door-to-door service and there is less risk of damage or pilferage. Further efforts are being made to reduce checkpoints and introduce a roundthe-clock service at the border to ease congestion, speed up delivery and reduce

Image courtesy of DSM Corridor Group

costs for importers and exporters. Another boost to the sector came early in 2015 when the ban on right-hand-drive trucks was lifted. Since then, more than 200 trucks have been imported into Tanzania and the nation’s trucking and

Images courtesy of Malawi Cargo Centres Limited (MCCL)

logistics services have become significantly more competitive. Tanzania acts as a cargo gateway for its landlocked neighbours of Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia. For Tanzania, having efficient transport links is vital to the growth of this trade and, ultimately, to the economies of its neighbours. This responsibility is taken very seriously by the government and Tanzania Ports Authority, which are

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working all the time to improve services and reduce delays. Dar es Salaam and on trunk routes. It has

TRUNK ROADS

been a focus of investment over the past

Tanzania has a network of about 87,000

national transport budget.

decade, receiving up to 70 per cent of the

km of roads, of which about 12,780 km

Development Bank. Work is expected to start in 2017.

are classified as trunk roads. Of the trunk

Under the current National Transport

roads about 5,130 km are paved and

Policy, the aim is to pave all trunk roads

7,650 km are unpaved. In addition, there

linking regional capitals to bitumen

Rapid Transit Project will involve the

are over 21,000 km of regional roads,

standard by 2018 as well as improving

construction of a rapid bus system

mostly unpaved.

urban roads to further reduce congestion.

along some 21 km of the road out of

The trunk roads provide international

Much of the foreign investment is from

Segregated bus lanes will be built, with

connections and join most major cities.

China, with US$ 1.7 billion pledged so far.

raised platforms in the centre of the

• The first phase of the Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam towards Morogoro.

The trunk and regional roads are the responsibility of the Tanzania National

road for passengers. As further phases Investment includes:

are rolled out across the city, it is hoped

Roads Agency (TANROADS), a semiWorks, created in 2000.

• About 100 km of the trunk road from Dar es Salaam to Chalinze is being

Jan Hoffmann | Wikimedia Commons | CC-BY-SA-3.0

autonomous agency of the Ministry of

upgraded to ease traffic flow. This is One of the many ways of reducing

the main westbound route from the

congestion and delays has been to set up

port, leading to the transit countries

dedicated cargo handling facilities away

as well as serving much of Tanzania’s

from the port.

interior. The road carries an estimated 70 per cent of cargo leaving the Port

• Isaka Dry Port, about 1,000 km north-

of Dar es Salaam, so it is a vital link in

west of Dar es Salaam, handles much of

the transport chain. Chalinze is also

the cargo in transit to and from Rwanda

the point where the road diverges to

and Burundi.

Tanga and further north, linking Dar es Salaam to Mombasa in Kenya. The toll

• Cargo centres are operated by

road will cost about US$ 535 million

Zamcargo, near the port, for transit

and will feature a six-lane highway for

trade with Zambia; and by the Malawi

50 km and a four-lane highway for the

government in both Dar es Salaam and

remainder. A further phase to upgrade

Mbeya, about 750 km from the port, for

the rest of the road to Morogoro is

transit traffic with Malawi.

being considered.

that this will reduce the number of vehicles on the roads, easing conges-

• In and around Dar es Salaam there are

• Together with improvements to the Port

12 inland container depots (ICDs) that

of Bagamoyo, about 50 km north of Dar

receive cargo directly from the port by

es Salaam, various road developments

road for clearance and oncarriage.

are under way including an arterial

North-South (Uhuru) Corridor to the

road running north to Malindi and the

Port of Kasanga on Lake Tanganyika.

tion and delays, especially for trucks.

• A spur road is being built from the

INVESTMENT

Kenyan border to boost cross-border trade. This US$ 500 million, 460 km

• An extension of the road from Arusha to

The country’s outdated road network is

route is being financed by the East

Musoma on Lake Victoria is being built

one of the main causes of congestion in

African Community and the African

to better serve trade with Uganda.

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Road Haulage

• In the Mtwara Corridor to the south of Dar es Salaam – considered one of

COOPERATION

the fastest-growing economic areas

Improving transport networks is a

because of oil and gas exploration –

major concern for every partner in the

roads are being expanded to three-lane

process and various organisations are

highways and a one-way traffic system

actively discussing and recommending

is being introduced in the port.

improvements.

• The main link from Dodoma to the

• The Port Improvement Company (PIC)

Rwandan border via Singida and

is an independent commercial and

Nzega is being expanded, along with

government initiative. Representatives

improvements, challenges and opportu-

another road direct to Kigoma on Lake

from major companies in the industry

nities. The PIC embraces organisations

Tanganyika.

meet every month to discuss

such as Tanzania Ports Authority, TICTS, Tanzania Revenue Authority, TRH, TANROADS, the ICDs, shipping lines and clearing and forwarding agents.

• The Tanzania Truck Owners Association (TATOA) is a voluntary business association that aims to create the most efficient and reliable transport sector in sub-Saharan Africa. TATOA has 962 members and foresees the road transport sector becoming the number two contributor to GDP.

• Trade Mark East Africa is working to improve roads in and around the port and thus boost efficiency.

• The Central Corridor Transit Transport Facilitation Agency is a multilateral agency set up in 2006 by the governments of Burundi, DRC, Rwanda,

Images courtesy of TICTS

Tanzania and Uganda.

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Images courtesy of Malawi Cargo Centres Limited (MCCL)

Image courtesy of The Central Corridor TTFA

Railway

New rail network will boost hinterland links

T

anzania’s main Indian Ocean ports and its chief hinterland markets in Rwanda, Burundi, the DRC and Zambia are rail connected.

managed rail line, with a different gauge,

percentage of inbound cargo arriving in

links Dar es Salaam with Zambia.

the Port of Dar es Salaam and destined for hinterland destinations is actually

At present, the TRL rail system covers

transported by rail or rail and ferry.

some 2,700 km of track capable of supporting an axle load of 15 tons. In theory,

But this system – or at least the rail

Tanzania’s rail network consists largely

rail freight is part of a fully integrated rail

element – is set to change, and for two

of a metre gauge central line, which

and ferry system. Thus, Kigoma is the

reasons. First, improvements are being

connects Dar es Salaam with Kigoma (on

gateway to Bujumbura and the harbours

made to the existing rail infrastructure.

Lake Tanganyika) and Mwanza (on Lake

of Kalemie and Uvira in the DRC, while

Second, and more importantly, the

Victoria) and is run by Tanzania Railways

Mwanza links with Kisumu in Kenya and

construction of a new 2,561 km standard

Ltd (TRL). A second and separately

Port Bell in Uganda. Yet only a very small

gauge rail system is now under way.

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Railways

Tanzania plans to spend US$ 14.2 billion on a standard gauge network that is designed to improve the flow of cargo between Dar es Salaam and Rwanda, Burundi, the DRC and Uganda while also providing better and faster domestic connections.

UPGRADING The lead project is a US$ 7.6 billion scheme known as the Dar es Salaam, Isaka, Kigali/Keza and Musongati (DIKKM) line. This will involve upgrading the existing 970 km Dar es Salaam to Isaka line and then constructing a new 702 km line to a junction at Keza, where the route would divide, with branches to Rwanda and Burundi. Two additional freight-only main lines,

to Zambia, the DRC, Malawi, Burundi and

As part of this plan, a further 12 km of

Rwanda.

line from Kange to Tanga’s proposed

costing a total of around US$ 6.6 billion,

new port at Mwambani, and another

are to be constructed between mining

TAZARA has freight handling facilities at

25 km of railway from Kidomole to the

areas in the north and south of Tanzania

its terminal in Dar es Salaam and at the

port at Mbegani in Bagamoyo, are under

and the Port of Dar es Salaam.

stations of New Kapiri Mposhi, Kasama

consideration.

and Makambako. The station at New The 1,860 km, 1.067 metre gauge

Kapiri Mposhi handles cargo to and from

There are other sections of track, too,

TAZARA railway links Dar es Salaam

southern and central Africa regions, while

which remain outside the standard gauge

with New Kapiri Mposhi in Zambia’s

Kasama is a key station for the Great

upgrade, the reason being that the new

Central Province. Originally built in the

Lakes region. Mbeya and Makambako

DIKKM line seeks to cut out the need for

1970s to provide landlocked Zambia

deal with cargo from Malawi and parts of

lake ferry transfers and expensive double

with an alternative outlet for its copper

the Great Lakes.

handling. These lines include a 397 km

exports, TAZARA is now in need of a major upgrade. Exports of copper are, in

link between Isaka and Mwanza and a

MINING

branch from Tabora to Kigoma (although

producers regain confidence in the line

Another major rail line is planned to link

long-term upgrading plans). There is also

following investment in more modern

coal and iron ore mining projects in the

a section between Mruazi and the junction

locomotives and other equipment. As

south-western region of Njombe (600

on the Dar es Salaam-Isaka main line, the

well as transporting copper, manganese,

km from Dar) to Mtwara Port (500 km

210 km branch from Kaliua and Mpanda,

cobalt and other minerals for export, the

from Dar). This 1,000 km standard gauge

plus one or two other minor branches.

TAZARA carries imports such as fertilizer

railway line is expected to cost at least

These will all remain metre gauge.

any case, increasing as Zambia’s copper

these lines form part of the government’s

US$ 1.4 billion. There is also a US$ 1.9 billion plan to revive the existing 438 km metre gauge line from Tanga to Arusha and Moshi as well as to build a new 664 km section from Arusha to Musoma on Lake Victoria. Once in operation, this new standard gauge line would offer a fast and convenient link to the Indian Ocean for Ugandan importers and exporters.

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One Stop Centre

One Stop Centre will speed cargo clearance

C

argo clearance in the Port of Dar es Salaam will take a big step forward in April 2016 with the opening of an impressive new high-rise building, the One Stop Centre (OSC), in the centre of Dar es Salaam. The aim of the OSC is to bring all the government agencies involved in cargo clearance under one roof, thus streamlining the processes and leading to much greater efficiency in the clearance of documents. This in turn is expected to lead to a dramatic reduction in the number of days of dwell time for cargo passing through the Port of Dar es Salaam. The new 35-storey OSC building is one of the tallest in Dar es Salaam. It will house the head office and most departments of the Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) as well as all the government agencies involved in the inspection of cargo imported through Dar es Salaam. These agencies include the Ministry of Transport, the

The OSC project was launched in August

es Salaam is roughly US$ 400 per 20 ft

Government Chemist Laboratory Agency,

2012 in response to complaints from

container.

the Atomic Energy Commission, the

shipping lines about the very inefficient

Weights and Measures Agency and the

way in which documents were being

Port users wanted much quicker

Food and Drugs Authority.

dealt with in the Port of Dar es Salaam.

and easier access to the authorities

In the past, before the creation of the

and institutions that deal with cargo

RESPONSE

OSC, clearing and forwarding agents have

processing in the port. With Dar es

been obliged to travel many kilometres

Salaam striving to position itself as a

The offices of various shipping lines and

between multiple agencies in order to

principal gateway to East and Central

other private companies will also be

complete the cargo clearance process.

Africa, it was clearly time to cut through

housed in the OSC building.

the red tape, clear the backlog and It has been calculated that the cost of

create a modern system that could

one day of dwell time at the Port of Dar

provide efficient cargo processing with a minimum of waiting time.

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The OSC project is one of the most ambitious long-term transformation plans by the TPA. The creation of this one-stop facility will go a long way towards helping the TPA to achieve its aim of making Tanzania the maritime gateway of choice for its landlocked neighbours. The TPA believes the OSC will allow the port to raise its game and offer its customers a much improved level of service. New technology will be used to process documents quickly, while the physical movement of documents will be greatly reduced by having all the various agencies in one building. The new technology will include electronic payments such as internet banking and telephone banking. From the point of view of the government and the ports authority, the OSC is likely to make the Port of Dar es Salaam much more efficient, thus enabling it to handle more cargo and generate more revenue for the national economy. From the point of view of freight forwarders and other port customers, the OSC will make the business of clearing their cargo through Dar es Salaam a lot easier and

addition to Dar es Salaam and Tanzania, it

quicker and free of hassle.

covers the borders of Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda and the Port of Mombasa.

KEY PROCEDURES

This helps cargo owners and port users to

The beneficial effects of the new OSC have

find the government agencies they need

been further enhanced by the creation

as well as providing a clear guide to the

of a regional manual that sets out the

procedures and costs involved in clearing

procedures for cargo clearance not only

cargo through Dar es Salaam and other

in Dar es Salaam but throughout the East

ports.

Africa region. The USAID East Africa Trade and InvestThe manual contains key procedures,

ment Hub worked with the Federation

documentation and other requirements

of East African Freight Forwarders

for cargo clearance along the Northern,

Associations (FEAFFA) to produce the new

Central and Dar es Salaam corridors. In

manual.

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World Bank

World Bank is key player in Dar expansion project

W

ork is under way on a US$ 565 million project to modernise and expand the Port of Dar es Salaam in order to bring the port into line with its international competitors.

The expansion project is expected to

The World Bank was among those

approximately double the port’s cargo

who warned that, without a significant

handling capacity to 28 million tonnes by

upgrade, Dar es Salaam could be at

2020.

risk of falling behind rival ports. In a statement, the World Bank said: “If

Financial support for this project is being

the current situation is not remedied,

provided by a coalition of development

the Port of Dar es Salaam might lose

partners, including the World Bank Group,

its existing market share in regional

The port is critical for international trade

under the umbrella of the government’s Big

trade, particularly when other ports

and the integration of business in East

Results Now initiative. The World Bank will

and railways become operational in

Africa. For this reason, stakeholders have

use its expertise in the maritime transport

neighbouring countries.”

come together and recognised the urgent

sector to help Tanzania achieve higher

need for investment in better facilities and

levels of performance in its principal port.

a significant increase in capacity.

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World Bank

On 12 September 2014 a Memorandum of

and to increase the port’s cargo handling

Understanding (MoU) to develop the port

capacity to 28 million tonnes by 2020 in

was signed by Tanzania Ports Authority,

the first phase of the project.

TradeMark East Africa (TMEA), the World Bank and the UK Department for

In a second phase, there are plans to

International Development (DFID).

further increase the port’s handling capacity to 34 million tonnes by 2025. The

The cooperation, via the Dar es Salaam

overall project is expected to cost US$

Maritime Gateway Project, includes

750 million.

financial support for the deepening and strengthening of berths 1 to 7, dredging of

Work commenced with the demolition

the entrance channel and turning basin,

of two sheds, freeing up space for

construction of a new berth and ro-ro

cargo handling and helping to improve

terminal and improvements in the spatial

operational efficiency.

efficiency and operational effectiveness of the port.

The upgraded port will be able to accommodate larger vessels, thus allowing

PARTNERS

Tanzania to benefit from the economy

The US$ 565 million provisional cost of

will be improved, too, as will the nation’s

the project will be covered by a mixture of

roads and railways.

of scale. Infrastructure outside the port

loan, credit and grant from the development partners.

These port improvements in Dar es Salaam are likely to ease pressure on

The aim of the cooperation is to help the

other ports in the region that are strug-

TPA fulfil the government’s objectives as

gling to cope with ever-growing traffic due

set out in the Big Results Now initiative

to capacity constraints.

A milestone event When the MoU was signed in September 2014, Philippe Dongier, the World Bank’s country director for Tanzania, described it as “another significant milestone in the history of relations of the World Bank and Tanzania”. He said the World Bank Group had been a consistent supporter of Tanzania’s transport sector and now it was working closely with the DFID and TMEA to deliver a project that would make a substantive contribution to the development of both Tanzania and the East Africa region. Mr Dongier was confident that the World Bank’s international expertise in maritime transport and logistics and public-private partnerships would help Tanzania achieve the levels of the world’s best practices. Ros Cooper, speaking on behalf of DFID, said the Port of Dar es Salaam was arguably Tanzania’s most important infrastructure asset. “Future growth of the economy depends on the port’s ability to improve, to become more efficient and to be able to handle more trade,” said Ms Cooper. “This partnership between TPA, the World Bank, DFID and TMEA will make that happen.”

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Mtwara Port

Mtwara expands to serve oil and gas sector

T

he natural deepwater harbour of Mtwara, in Mikindani Bay, is one of Tanzania’s three main ports along with Dar es Salaam and Tanga. Situated some 580 km south of Dar es Salaam, Mtwara is being transformed now from a comparatively small harbour into a port that will play a major role in the future economic and social development of Tanzania. The discovery of significant oil and gas fields totalling an estimated 50 trillion cubic feet in the Indian Ocean has seen the port take on a new national importance. At the same time, the Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) has well-developed plans to expand and rehabilitate the port and US$ 214 million has been earmarked for this work. Some 263 hectares of land has been acquired for an expansion westwards that will see the quay lengthened and the number of berths increased to seven. Previously, the port covered only 70 hectares.

NEW EQUIPMENT Ahead of the proposed expansion, Mtwara consists of one continuous 385 metre quay with a maximum depth alongside of 10.0 metres (9.85 metres

port by acquiring new equipment includ-

At the same time, 110 hectares is ear-

draught) at both its general cargo berths

ing a reach stacker, a container spreader,

marked for a proposed new Free Zone that

and its oil terminal. The cargo berths are

empty container handlers and terminal

will be developed in two phases. The first

supported by four transit sheds while

tractors as well as a new pilot boat.

will involve development of 10 hectares

the oil and gas sector has dedicated

for oil and gas support companies while

facilities at one end of the quay. Ships are

The offshore oil and gas sector now uses

the remainder is to be used as a general

restricted in size to 175 metres LOA.

Mtwara as its main supply base and

export processing and economic zone.

several major international energy firms There are three mobile cranes of up to 25

operate from the port. A further 400

The long-term goal is to create a port

tonnes capacity for handling containers

hectares is being set aside for expansion

capable of handling 28 million tonnes

and general cargo. TPA has upgraded the

of the gas sector.

of cargo a year. Prior to the expansion,

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Mtwara Port

The Corridor passes through eight local

Furthermore, there is a US$ 3.6 billion

regions and it will form part of a new road

plan to build a new 862 km railway

and rail network connecting Mtwara with

connecting Mtwara with Mbamba Bay

Lake Nyasa.

with spurs to Mchuchuma and Liganga. From Mbamba Bay it is possible to reach

The Corridor has potential for rapid

Nkhata by ferry on the opposite shore of

growth based on mineral resources,

Lake Nyasa in Malawi.

agriculture, tourism, forestry, wildlife, fishing and tourism.

This line, which is being built by China Railway No 2 Engineering Group, will be

GATEWAY

used to export coal from Mchuchuma

tonnes a year – mainly general cargo,

Traditionally the gateway to southern

Liganga. There are also petrochemicals at

cement and foodstuffs. Even then, Mtwara

Tanzania, the Port of Mtwara is linked by

Songo Songo and gas at Mnazi Bay that

has been underused and recent figures

paved roads to the coastal town of Lindi

may also be exported via the new rail link.

show just over 200,000 tonnes of cargo

(107 km to the north, where gas produc-

There are plans, too, for a pipeline from

per year including about 14,600 teu.

tion facilities are being built) and Masasi

Mtwara to Mbamba Bay.

Mtwara could handle only about 400,000

and vanadium, titanium and iron ore from

and by semi-paved roads to Newala. As it is, the port forms a key element

Beyond Masasi the road is paved for some

It is the large-scale export of this coal and

of the Mtwara Development Corridor, a

60 km towards Tunduru and the Unity

iron ore that will eventually see Mtwara,

scheme to provide better transport links

Bridge crossing point to Mozambique,

as a mineral-based port, reach the 28

in Tanzania’s underdeveloped south and

where roads are also being upgraded.

million tonnes a year envisaged as part of

also with the neighbouring subregion

Eventually the 804 km A19 road will be

long-term expansion plans.

formed by northern Malawi, eastern

paved all the way from Mtwara to Songea

Zambia and northern Mozambique.

and on to Mbamba Bay on Lake Nyasa.

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Tanga Port

Lighterage port poised for upgrade

T

anga is Tanzania’s second largest port (after Dar es Salaam) and the natural freight gateway to the north of the country and points beyond. This role is set to be fulfilled with plans for an upgraded and extended rail connection between Tanga and Lake Victoria.

berths and are loaded and discharged

Engaruka soda ash plant at Wosiwosi near

using ships’ gear and lighters. There is

Lake Natron. Exports from these two sites

also a small tanker berth connected by

would go via the Port of Tanga.

submarine pipeline. At the same time, the 435 km TangaTanga is rail-connected by 1 metre gauge

Arusha line will be upgraded to standard

track to Arusha via Moshi. But only the

gauge to make it compatible with the

99 km stretch from Tanga to Korogwe

new Arusha-Musoma line. Total length

is operational. The rest of the line is

of the new line will be 1,108 km and the

disused.

estimated cost is US$ 3 billion.

For the time-being, Tanga remains a

However, there are plans to build a 668

The last recorded figures show that just

lighterage port with just two shallow-

km standard gauge line from Arusha to

under 10,500 teu of containers were

water berths for lighters and coast craft.

Musoma, on the shore of Lake Victoria.

handled in a 12-month period and about

As a result, ocean-going vessels anchor

The proposed line is expected to have

450,000 tonnes of cargo in total.

at seven stream buoys (with a maximum

two spurs, one to a phosphate mine

draught of 9.45 metres) offering up to 12

at Minjingu and another to a planned

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Electronic Payment System

On-line payments: a win-win for TPA and its customers

T

anzania Ports Authority (TPA) has introduced a new online payment processing system that it hopes will transform the way business is conducted in the port by further streamlining its operations. It means that more time can be spent developing services with less time spent moving paperwork around. It also means that more port operations are conducted on a 24-hour, seven days a week basis. The Integrated Electronic Payment System (IEPS) is a single window system overseen by Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA). It allows TPA customers to make online and branch payments of port fees and charges using CRDB Bank, NMB and Visa cards. More banks and payment channels will be introduced as the system gains momentum. Customers will also be able to use card machines and make payments via mobile banking facilities such as M-Pesa, Tigo Pesa and Airtel Money, POS It is hoped the new system will reduce

the level of paperwork – a vital step as

verification is successful, the cargo is col-

customer complaints about the speed of

TPA heads toward full e-port status.

lected from the delivery point, otherwise

the process as well as avoiding overpayment. In addition, because the process is

the agent returns to the revenue office to

CURRENT SYSTEM

correct the paperwork.

customers can use the system in complete

Under the current system, an invoice

This time-consuming manual process

confidence. Online functions include

is printed by the TPA and provided to

is one of the chief reasons for delays

monitoring and tracking payments.

clearing and forwarding agents for port

in cargo clearance, increased dwell

operated independently of third parties,

charges to be paid, and also to the

time and, ultimately, congestion in the

IEPS removes a lot of bureaucracy from

delivery point. The agent makes payment

port. There can also be further delays

the payment process and greatly reduces

by cash or cheque, after which someone

through the need to handle cash and

at the revenue office carries out a manual

clear cheques, which can only be carried

process of confirmation and verification. If

out during bank working hours. This manual system also suffers from possible fraud and forgery due to loopholes in

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which customers can register for an

• Greater visibility of financial supply chain

account and a PRN. Once the payment is reconciled against an invoice, the cargo is released for collection. Any

• Reduced costs involved in payment processing

documents, such as delivery orders and release orders, can be submitted by email from the agent.

BENEFITS

• Simplification of payment disputes and management of port charges

• Increased compliance with financial policies

Benefits to TPA customers include:

• Payment transaction status updated in • Relatively inexpensive

real-time in TPA’s account.

• Greater privacy • Enhanced security • Error-free processes that reduce paper-work time

• Independence in payment process • Savings in travel costs and time • Easy traceability of successful and the current payment processes as well

rejected payments

as substandard and often unreliable record-keeping.

IEPS should alleviate all of TPA’s current

• Efficient management of payment disputes

REAL-TIME

concerns about the handling of cash, clearing of cheques and waiting for confirmation of bank transfer payments. This

• TPA customers can review their current

will allow TPA to speed up cargo clearance

By contrast, IEPS offers access to infor-

open invoices and make payments

and thus gain time to handle additional

mation in real-time as well as immediate

against these invoices

cargo and collect more revenue.

payment and verification. Invoicing and payment processing are carried out online or via a mobile device, although

• Payment transactions status updated in real-time in the customer’s account.

branch payments are still acceptable. Benefits to TPA and government include:

invoice number or Bill of Lading

services there is a pressing need for effective communications alongside

Invoices can be accessed electronically by Payment Reference Number (PRN),

For TPA to provide world-class maritime

speedy payment processes. In short, TPA has moved significantly closer

• More efficient and faster revenue collection

to keeping pace with international competition.

number via www.tpapayments.com for

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Mwanza to be modernised

M

wanza, on Lake Victoria, has traditionally been a major rail-connected transit point for cargo moving to and from Dar es Salaam and Port Bell in Uganda. Mwanza is the largest and busiest of Tanzania’s lake ports. Mwanza North Port comprises a passenger terminal with an annual handling capacity of about 150,000 passengers and 20,000 tonnes of mainly personal effects. The North Pier has no shoreside cargo handling facilities, so loading and

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Mwanza Port

unloading of cargo is performed by ship’s gear and/or stevedores.

UGANDA

Mwanza South Port: The pier consists

Buboka

of a cargo terminal with an annual

Musoma

handling capacity of about 500,000 tonnes. It handles transit and locally sourced traffic moving to and from

RWANDA

Uganda.

Bunda Nansio

Mwanza Port is at the end of the Central Line from Dar es Salaam. It is the

Mwanza

gateway for the rail lake ferries through

to Kenya and Uganda. The North andNgara

Biharamulo

Magu

Sengerema

South Terminals were originally built to provide a seamless link in the East African rail system, but the vast

Buseresere

majority of this traffic is now moved by

BURUNDI RU ND

truck.

Uyovu Ushirombo

Mwadui Shinyanga

Kahama

Nzega

Kasul Kasulu

Ujiji

Kigoma Kigom Kigoma Uvinza za

The port handled a total of 360,891

management system to minimise soil

tonnes of cargo in 2012/13 compared with

erosion and the silting of the port; and

Singida

210,284 tonnes in 2011/12 – an increase Taboracreating or reviving areas for vehicles

Nguruka of 150,607 tonnes or 71.6 per cent over

involved in ro-ro operations. Other

the previous 12 months.

projects envisaged over the long-term

Urambo

include an additional quay, a new

NEW EQUIPMENT

linkspan, a new oil berth, new open and

Plans are in hand to modernise Mwanza

parking for trucks.

coverage storage areas and improved

M

TA NZ South and three other Tanzanian lake

ports and to acquire new cargo handling

equipment. The Dutch firm Royal Haskoning DHV is the consultant for this work.

Mpanda

The project would involve dredging the

port to restore its 6.0 metre deep access channel; rehabilitating a watercourse

Rungwa

D.R. CONGO

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Kyela Port / Kigoma Port

Plans to upgrade lake ports

T

raditionally one of the busiest ports on Lake Tanganyika, Kigoma is linked by rail to Dar es Salaam and by ferry to other harbours on the lake such as Kalemie (suspended), Moba and Kahemi (Democratic Republic of Congo), Bujumbura (Burundi) and Mpulungu (Zambia). Kigoma Port has a 200 metre berth and several cranes and can handle containers. Kigoma is earmarked for upgrade and rehabilitation. At the same time, designs for the modernisation of many of Tanzania’s Lake Tanganyika ports are in the final stages. Kigoma handled a total of 81,880 tonnes in 2012/13 compared with 73,253 tonnes the previous year – an increase of 11.7 per cent. The port handles mainly bagged cargo,

sandbar and has more or less silted

But it is Mbamba Bay that is set to

which is loaded manually using labour to

up, but there are plans to revitalise the

become the main Tanzanian port on

carry the bags from quay to ship.

existing quay and buildings at Itungi, 11

Lake Nyasa. Mbamba Bay features

km south of Kyela.

prominently in the Southern Corridor

There is covered storage for up to 45,000

development plan which aims to link

tonnes of cargo in the port area and next

Until Itungi is dredged, ferry services

Mtwara with Malawi and other hinterland

to the quay and 75,000 tonnes of open

operate to Malawi from a temporary port

states.

storage including space for vehicles.

at Kiwira, 5 km south of Itungi.

KYELA

The Tanzania Ports Authority administers

The Port of Kyela handled 1,867 tonnes

Matema, Lundu, Lumbili, Igunga,

of cargo in 2014/15 compared with 6,319

Lupingu, Njambe, Nkili, Ndumbi and

tonnes in 2013/14.

Makonde. There are plans for most of

a total of nine harbours on Lake Nyasa:

these small harbours to become fully Kyela’s ferry terminal on Lake Nyasa is

operational again. Operations were

no longer operational due to a blocked

suspended in 2006.

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Security

Security, counter-theft, staff welfare and safety

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T

he Tanzania Ports Authority has a duty of care to ensure that all cargo passing through its facilities is handled both safely and securely. This same duty of care extends to all employees, and to visitors to the port areas under the TPA’s direct control.

which has seen the introduction of smart card entry at each visitor gate. As a result, both staff and visitors now require an annually renewable electronic card to enter buildings and to pass key security points within the port area. Modern secure heavy-duty barriers are now in place at all eight gates in Dar es Salaam port. These reinforce the TPA’s

This is particularly important in terms

heightened security regime and, with new

of security as Dar es Salaam port, for

gatehouses and electronic fencing, they

example, regularly handles consignments

represent the port’s outer rim security.

of high-value cargo including precious

Fencing all round the port perimeter

minerals, copper (from Zambia) and tan-

sends an electronic signal to a control

talite. To ensure that customer confidence

centre if anyone tries to breach these

is fully maintained, the TPA has invested

upgraded defences.

in the very latest security systems and in vitally important human resources.

Scanners are the last element of the TPA’s security network and are to be installed

This investment in security hardware in

at main building entrances and gates.

Dar es Salaam includes the purchase

These will scan all visitors and their bags

of new patrol boats, new electronic

for weapons or any other items prohibited

surveillance equipment including the

within the port area.

ISPS compliant To ensure that TPA’s seaports are recognised internationally, Dar es Salaam, Mtwara and Tanga are all International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code compliant. TPA has concluded a comprehensive Port Facility Security Assessment (PFSA) and prepared a Port Security Facility Plan (PFSP), which has been subsequently approved by the regulatory authority. To ensure that safety and security features comply with IMO standards, all Tanzanian ports undergo annual inspections from both internal and external auditors. Ports are then issued with ISPS compliance certificates.

installation of CCTV, a modern access control system and screening machines (comprising walk-through detectors and X-ray equipment). In particular, the TPA has purchased an Integrated Security System (ISS), which was commissioned in late 2015.

CENTREPIECE The centrepiece ISS project is designed to protect Dar es Salaam from cargo theft and from threats of terrorism. The US$ 6 million scheme involved the installation of some 465 CCTV cameras in all areas of the port and at head office. At the same time, 180 new high-powered lights have been installed in the Port of Dar es Salaam at the quayside and in the yards as well as two lights for each security post. In turn, this is supported and enhanced by the TPA’s new Access Control System

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Security

It’s not only cargo which is now more

vandalism in Dar es Salaam. Building on

secure; the new security measures have

this success, the authority will now make

also greatly contributed to employee

a similar investment in equipment and

safety. For example, there is a recently

personnel at both of Tanzania’s other main

installed public alarm system plus new PA

seaports, Tanga and Mtwara.

systems at each gate and in all buildings. These are to inform and reassure all TPA employees at their place of work.

ANTI-THEFT Finally, the TPA has put measures in place

With regard to human resources, the

to prevent staff theft and pilferage. There

TPA has a specially trained security force

is a strict zero tolerance policy, of which

with the necessary skills, equipment

all employees are aware.

and expertise to carry out checks at all Tanzania’s ports.

This policy helps protect customers’ goods within the port area and avoids or

Taken together, this high level of

greatly reduces any compensation claims

investment in hardware and an increased

for the ports authority.

emphasis on training have led to a significant reduction in theft and

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New equipment

TPA invests in infrastructure and new equipment

I

n recent years there has been considerable investment by Tanzania Ports Authority in new infrastructure and equipment with a view to making the nation’s ports more competitive and able to meet current and future demands.

• Reach stacker and two terminal tractors of 40 tonnes pull for Mtwara Port

• Container spreader of 40 tonnes capacity for Mtwara Port

• Dump truck for Mwanza Port • Pilot boat for Mtwara Port • Three mobile hoppers of 30 tonnes

The TPA has been following a Ports

capacity for grain terminal at Dar es

Master Plan and a Corporate Strategic

Salaam Port and Tanga Port

Plan covering the period from 2011/12 to 2015/16 which sets out the level of investment required to meet current and future port demands. This is in line with the TPA’s mandate, as set out in the 2004 Ports Act, to develop and manage the nation’s ports.

• Four grabs of 15 tonnes capacity for grain terminal

• Empty container handlers (five high) for Mtwara Port

• Mobile crane of 25 tonnes capacity for clinker handling at Kilwa Port

The TPA invested a total of TZS 114,187,000 in port infrastructure and equipment projects in 2011/12 and a total of TZS 112,140,000 in 2012/13.

• Two mobile cranes of 25 tonnes capacity for Bukoba and Mwanza ports

• Three buoys with solar lightning system (one green and two red) for

Examples of new facilities and equipment provided by TPA include:

• Six fork-lift trucks of 3 tonnes, 5 tonnes and 42 tonnes capacity

• Crawler crane for Kiwira Port • Two mobile weighbridges of 100 tonnes capacity for grain terminal

hydrographic survey

• Standby generator for Bandari College • Trailer pumps for Mtwara Port • Four passenger landing pontoons for Dar es Salaam Port

• Small wheel loader for Kilwa Port and one fire tender for Tanga Port.

MAJOR PROJECTS Major projects going into the financial year 2013/14 include:

• Integrated security system (ISPS Code) • Construction of office block on Sokoine Drive for one-stop shop

• Development of new port at Mbegani in Bagamoyo District (compensation)

• Development of Kisarawe Freight Station (land acquisition)

• Design and construction of Mafia Jetty, Mafia Island

• Construction of Kiwira Jetty on Lake Nyasa and Lake Tanganyika Jetties (Kagunga, Kipiri, Karema, Kalya/ Sibwesa and Lagosa)

• Development of Electronic Single Window System.

LATEST EQUIPMENT

∞∞ Equipment being installed at various ports during the 2015/16 procurement process:

∞∞ Skid steer loader for Tanga port ∞∞ Weighbridge (100 tonnes capacity) for Tanga ∞∞ Mobile workshop

∞∞ Mechanical grabs (15 tonnes) ∞∞ Reach stackers (45 tonnes) ∞∞ Empty container handler (five high) ∞∞ Fork-lift trucks (long and short mast)

∞∞ Portal crane (10 tonnes) for Kigoma ∞∞ Pilling and dredging machines ∞∞ Flow meters for Dar es Salaam port ∞∞ Mobile harbour crane (63 tonnes).

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Community

Community feels benefit of CSR programme

A

long with its success as a corporate citizen, Tanzania Ports Authority is aware of its responsibility to give back to society and to assist the communities who provide and sustain its workers.

The authority has supported community development projects in the field of education with a focus on construction of classes and providing desks and other utilities. It has donated funds for hospital materials, refurbishment of wards and health centres in various communities. Projects are also being considered to

The authority aims to contribute to

improve public health through better

social progress and improve the lives of

sanitation.

Tanzanians by helping to alleviate poverty and promoting economic development.

During 2014/15 TPA donated a total of TPA has provided special road signs to

over TZS 400 million to various charitable

assist physically handicapped people.

missions, institutions and individuals (see

TPA has continued to apply the principles

They will be placed at road crossings in

accompanying table).

of its corporate social responsibility

Dar es Salaam to start with.

programme. In support of government

PUBLICITY

development initiatives, TPA has been

The authority aims to respond to

focusing its assistance on health,

national disasters – for example by

In the next financial year the authority will

education, social development and

assisting with foodstuffs for victims of

conduct a vigorous publicity campaign on

physically handicapped people as well as

the Gongolamboto bomb blasts in Dar

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

responding to national disasters.

es Salaam.

and the Client Service Charter (CSC). The authority plans to launch publicity programmes that it expects will raise awareness among TPA customers and the general public.

Donations by TPA Donations by TPA in 2014/15 Sector Education Sector Health Sector

Amount (TZS) 123,548,720.00 70,000,000.00

Community Development 268,013,307.00 Disaster and Emergencies Grand Total

35,100,000.00 496,662,027.00

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Customs

Online system transforms cargo clearance at port

C

ustoms clearance in the Port of Dar es Salaam has been transformed by the introduction of the Tanzania Customs Integrated System (TANCIS). Introduced by the Tanzania Revenue Authority in March 2014, the TANCIS system has brought total transparency

agencies involved in the clearance process – such as Tanzania Bureau

- Ministry of Livestock & Fisheries Development

of Standards and Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority – can issue permits and clearance.

IMPORT PROCEDURES

- Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security & Cooperatives - Ministry of Home Affairs (Immigration, Police)

• Importers appoint a clearing and forwarding agent

- Department of Forestry

to the clearance process by handling all documentation online. Instead of clearing

• Customs agents and importers

agents moving from office to office, the

complete a declaration and self-

whole process can be carried out from the

assessment online through TANCIS

agent’s desk, with a huge saving in time.

(customs.tra.go.tz) and attach relevant documents at least seven days before

Expected time for import clearance has

- Commercial invoice

the TRA, customs, shipping agents and freight forwarders

- Authorisation letter from importer to agent

payment of fees and duties.

• The freight forwarder extracts the Delivery Order, pays customs taxes and

- Necessary import permits Importers and exporters submit all documentation online while government

ments are up-loaded onto TANCIS and are accessible to the terminal operator,

TANCIS also links with other stakeholders Tanzania Ports Authority to allow quick

- Security agencies

• Clearance is then carried out and docu• Import documents include:

five days to a single day.

such as shipping lines, banks and the

- Bureau of Standards

the arrival of the vessel

been reduced from nine to days five, while export clearance has been reduced from

- Tanzania Revenue Authority

obtains a Release Order. The Delivery Order and Release Order are then

- Exemption documents (if any)

lodged with the terminal operator for invoicing and subsequent payment of

- Packing list - Bill of lading or other transport

port charges

• The cargo is released.

documents - Certificate of origin

• Government agencies at the port ensure that all requirements have been met. These include:

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Port Information

Dar es Salaam port information ACCESS: The port is accessible via a

vessel types. Tankers must obtain prior

berthing area for coastal vessels at the

3.5 km entrance channel that can allow

permission from the harbour master.

Lighterage Quay.

140 metres breadth with a depth of 10.5

BERTHS: The port has a total quay

DEEPWATER BERTHS:

metres at Chart Datum.

length of 2.6 km. There are 12 berths

vessels of up to 234 metres LOA and

at the Main Quay, plus a Single Buoy

ANCHORAGE: Outer anchorage for all

Mooring (SBM) and a dedicated

• Berths Nos 1 to 7 with depths from 8.7 to 10.5 metres for general cargo vessels.

• Berths Nos 8 to 11 with an average depth of 11.0 metres for container vessels.

• Kurasini Oil Jetty (1 and 2) with an average depth of 11.0 metres for refined liquid products.

• SBM with a depth of above 14.0 metres for both white and crude Image courtesy of Freight Forwarders Tanzania Ltd

liquid products.

COASTAL VESSEL BERTHS:

• Malindi Wharf for coastal passenger and cargo vessels. The passenger terminal is for domestic services between the islands of the Zanzibar archipelago, mainly Unguja.

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Port Information

CONTROL: The port has a modern Image courtesy of Freight Forwarders Tanzania Ltd

vessel traffic control tower with a radar

• The port has storage yards for containers, motor vehicles and general cargo.

system. It also uses electronic charts and identification systems to enhance data

• Container yards:

collection. A search and rescue centre is operated by the Surface and Marine Transport Regulatory Authority.

- TICTS has three yards: the main terminal yard with a capacity of 11,500 teu, Kurasini Inland Container Depot

DIMENSIONS: Maximum size: breadth

with a capacity of 500 teu and Ubungo

38.0 metres, LOA 250 metres, draught

ICD with a capacity of 2,000 teu.

13.2 metres. - Tanzania Port Authority has several

LOCATION: 6°50’4”S and 39°17’57”E.

container yards with a total capacity of stacking 5,110 teu in the port and

• Dhow Wharf for dhows and schooners.

PILOTAGE: Compulsory except for

3,600 teu outside the port in the

vessels owned by government and TPA,

former Nasaco area.

ferries under 200 grt, vessels under 200 nrt, tugs, dredgers, barges and other

• The Lighterage berths have a total quay

specially exempted vessels.

length of 588 metres.

BUNKERS: MGO and IFO supplied

- There are several yards for temporary storage of motor vehicles with a combined capacity of 4,650 units.

RADIO: Radio frequency information:

There are plug-in points for 118 reefer

Signal station Channel 12.

containers.

in-port via road tanker. Three working days’ notice is required for efficient

STEVEDORING: TPA provides stevedor-

WATER: The port’s fresh water supply is

delivery. Only fully tax-paid bunkers are

ing services to all geared vessels on a

not guaranteed. Delivery by truck from

supplied.

24-hour basis. The shift performance on

outside the port is more reliable.

general cargo is 200 tonnes per gang per

CARGO HANDLING EQUIPMENT:

shift and 60 teu on containerised cargo per gang per shift.

shore gantry cranes, rubber tyred gantry

TIDES: There is a maximum tidal

cranes and a rail-mounted gantry crane.

variation of about 3.25 metres.

Tanga Port Information

empty container handlers and terminal

TOWAGE: There are six berthing tugs of

ACCESS CHANNEL: Access from the

tractors and trailers.

up to 3,680 bkW with 60.2 tons bollard

ocean is via a 6 km deepwater natural

pull and 16 smaller tugs for towing

channel that follows the course of a river

lighters.

to the port. The channel has not been

TICTS: TICTS operates panamax ship-to-

Other equipment includes fork-lift trucks,

GENERAL CARGO: Container-handling equipment include mobile cranes such as Gottwald and reach stackers, empty

dredged for some time although there

WAREHOUSING AND STORAGE:

handlers, front loaders, tractors, trailers, highway trucks and fork-lift trucks.

are plans to do so. Deepsea ships and coasters must anchor in the river channel.

• The port has sheds for cargo storage. ANCHORAGE: Safe anchorage for seven

• A silo can store up to 30,000 tonnes of grain.

oceangoing vessels of up 21.3 metres length and draughts from 6.4 to 9.45 metres. Three anchorages with a depth of

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over 9.45 metres in the outer harbour for vessel. The least shallow of these has a depth of 13.72 metres.

TOWAGE: Tugs available. BERTHS: The port has an unused multipurpose jetty, 12 anchorage berths and a

WAREHOUSING AND STORAGE:

lighterage quay of 3.8 metres draught for

Three sheds totalling 68,411 square

TIDES: No tidal restrictions for vessels

local craft. Maximum alongside draught

metres. There is 34,692 square metres

entering and leaving the port.

is 11.0 metres. The 12 anchorage berths

of open storage and stacking space for

range from 5.0 to 12.5 metres draught.

4,300 teu.

TOWAGE: Tugs available.

WATER: Available.

WAREHOUSING: Four transit sheds with

There is a tanker berth with a maximum draught of 4.1 metres and a submarine pipeline to discharge fuel oil.

a total storage capacity of about 15,000 tonnes.

BUNKERS: Supplied by Shell Oil Tanzania. Fuel oil not available.

CARGO HANDLING EQUIPMENT: Front

Mtwara Port Information:

loaders, empty stackers, reach stackers, fork-lift trucks, tractor units, 20 tonne

ACCESS: Up to 10.0 metres depth

capacity AFM and RTG trailers and 40 tonne RTG and AFM trailers, mobile tower

ANCHORAGE: There is sheltered

cranes of up to 63 tonnes capacity and

anchorage in the inner bay (basin) with

five portal cranes.

good holding ground of 20 metres. The basin can accommodate six vessels of 175

DIMENSIONS: Ships work at stream

metres in length.

anchorage using own gear. Maximum LOA 220 metres and draught 12.0 metres. No

BERTHS: The port has a quay length of

size restrictions in terms of beam.

385 metres with a draught of 9.85 metres, able to accommodate two ships and one

LOCATION: 5°3’56”S and 39°6’18”E.

coastal vessel.

PILOTAGE: Compulsory for all deepsea

BUNKERS: Supplies available.

vessels and permitted in daylight hours. Communication via VHF Channels 16, 11

CARGO HANDLING EQUIPMENT:

and 12. The latter two channels are used

Three mobile cranes (25 tonnes, 15 tonnes

for stevedoring. Charts in use area BA

and 4 tonnes), four tractors, 18 trailers,

866.669 3310 and Admiralty Pilot NP3.

eight fork-lift trucks and a front loader of 7.5 tonnes which can be upgraded to 15

STEVEDORING: The port provides

tonnes.

stevedoring services to all geared vessels on a 24-hour basis. The shift performance

DIMENSIONS: Maximum depth: 9.5

on general cargo is 200 tonnes per gang

metres; LOA 175 metres maximum,

per shift and 60 teu on containerised

draught 9.5 metres.

cargo per gang per shift.

LOCATION: 10°16’4”S and 40°11’53”E. TIDES: Mean tide is 3.35 metres (11.0 ft). No tidal restrictions.

PILOTAGE: Compulsory.

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Directory

USEFUL ADDRESSES Central Corridor Transit Transport Facilitation Agency (TTFA) PO Box 2372 Dar es Salaam +255 22 2127 149 ttfa@centralcorridor-ttfa.org Surface and Marine Transport Regulatory Authority (SUMATRA) PO Box 3093, Dar es Salaam +255 22 2129 325

Tanzania Ports Authority PO Box 9184 Dar es Salaam +255 22 2211 0401 dg@tanzaniaports.com AIRLINES

Tanzania Trucks Owners Association (TATOA) PO Box 4082, Dar es Salaam +255 22 286 3041 info@tatoa.co.tz

BANKS Barclays Bank PO Box 5137, Dar es Salaam +255 774 700 703 feedback.tz@barclays.com Citigroup Bank (T) Ltd PO Box 71625, Dar es Salaam +255 22 221 1226 CRDB Bank Plc PO Box 268, Dar es Salaam +255 22 219 7700 National Microfinance Bank Plc PO Box 9213, Dar es Salaam +255 22 232 2000 info@nmbtz.com

Air Tanzania PO Box 543, Dar es Salaam +255 22 211 7500 info@airtanzania.com

NBC Bank Plc PO Box 6826, Dar es Salaam +255 22 2199 793 contact-centre@nbctz.com

Fastjet PO Box 38639, Dar es Salaam +255 784 108900 sales.tanzania@fastjet.com

Stanbic Bank PO Box 72647, Dar es Salaam +255 22 266 6881

ASSOCIATIONS Container Freight Stations – Inland Container Depots Dry Ports Association of Tanzania (CIDAT) PO Box 2517 Dar es Salaam +255 222 866 323 ashsokhan@yahoo.com Tanzania Freight Forwarders Association PO Box 7900, Dar es Salaam +255 22 213 7237 info@taffa.or.tz Tanzania Shipping Agents Association PO Box 12070, Dar es Salaam +255 74 1324 573

Superdoll Trailer Manufacture Co Ltd PO Box 16541 Dar es Salaam +255 22 2860 930 sales@superdoll-tz.com

BUNKER SUPPLIERS Petrofuel (T) Ltd PO Box 14525 Dar es Salaam +255 22 286 6011 info@petrofuel.net CARGO HANDLING EQUIPMENT Comarco Tanzania Ltd PO Box 14065 Dar es Salaam +254 20 2381 040 info@comarcogroup.com

CLEARING AND FORWARDING BNM Freight Forwarders Co Ltd PO Box 8812 Dar es Salaam +255 22 212 1580 info@bnmfreight.com Cargo Stars Ltd PO Box 10000 Dar es Salaam +255 22 211 5064 info@cargostars.com Freight Forwarders Tanzania PO Box 79658 Dar es Salaam +255 213 9892 general@ffwdt.com Jambo Freight Ltd PO Box 70355 Dar es Salaam +255 22 286 3790 info@jambofreight.com JSB Envidep Ltd PO Box 32312 Dar es Salaam +255 22 245 2137

Mcjuro Investments Ltd PO Box 33790 Dar es Salaam +255 784 780 071 info@mcjuro.co.tz Ralucot Tanzania Ltd PO Box 246 Dar es Salaam +255 22 211 8796 info@ralucot.co.tz

Sea Air Forwarders (T) Ltd PO Box 6150 Dar es Salaam +255 22 2121 261 info@safitz.com Sodetra (SPRL) LTD PO Box 71784 Dar es Salaam +255 22 211 3598 sodetra-dsm@sodetra.com

United Youth Shipping Co Ltd PO Box 372 Dar es Salaam Tanzania +255 22 2134 359 +255 754780151 info@uyscl.com CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING Chex Engineering Ltd PO Box 33112, Dar es Salaam +255 22 277 3950 Comfix & Engineering Ltd PO Box 311211, Dar es Salaam +255 22 239 4678 info@comfix-engineering.com Del Monte (T) Ltd PO Box 8877, Dar es Salaam +255 22 220 3191 info@delmonte.co.tz Estim Construction PO Box 19716, Dar es Salaam +255 22 277 4253 info@estimconstruction.com Gemen Engineering Company Ltd PO Box 562, Mwanza +255 28 255 0714 info@gemenengineering.com K & M Archplans (T) LTD PO Box 32625, Dar es Salaam +255 22 266 7915 Jandu Construction & Plumbers Ltd PO Box 7541, Dar es Salaam +255 27 250 3468 jandu@cybernet.co.tz

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Royal Haskoning DHV PO Box 1132 3800 BC Amerfoot The Netherlands +3188 348 2000 Saxon Building Contractors Ltd PO Box 22347, Dar es Salaam +255 22 211 2191 Skol Building Contractor Ltd PO Box 7963, Dar es Salaam +255 22 277 4064 info@skol.co.tz

CONTAINER FREIGHT STATIONS African Inland Container Depot (AFICD) Lake Group, PO Box 5055 Dar es Salaam +255 22 2861 949 admin@lakeoilgroup.com Al-Hushoom ICD PO Box 20831 Dar es Salaam +255 22 211 0091/4 info@alhushoom-icd.com AMI Tanzania Ltd ICD Bollore Africa PO Box 9041 Dar es Salaam +255 22 240 1016 ami.tanzania@bollore.com

Azam ICD & CFS Bakhresa Group of Companies PO Box 2517 Dar es Salaam +255 22 286 3435 info@bakhresa.com Chikasa CFS PO Box 25234, Dar es Salaam East Coast Liquid Storage Ltd PO Box 20660, Dar es Salaam Farion Trading Ltd PO Box 22786, Dar es Salaam Hesu Investment Ltd PO Box 2465, Dar es Salaam +255 788 449010 info@hesu.co.tz

Impala Terminals Tanzania Ltd PO Box 50065 Dar es Salaam www.impalaterminals.com

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Mas Holding and Container Depot Ltd PO Box 8593, Dar es Salaam info@masholdingstz.com

PMM Estates Ltd ICD PO Box 33790 Dar es Salaam +255 784 780071 info@pmmicd.com TICTS PO Box 71442 Dar es Salaam +255 22 213 4056 /7/8 ticts@ticts.com Trans African Logistic Ltd CFS PO Box 75238, Dar es Salaam

ENERGY Camel Oil (T) Ltd Amsons Group PO Box 22786, Dar es Salaam info@amsonsgroup.net

Lake Oil Group PO Box 5055 Dar es Salaam +255 222 861 949 admin@lakeoilgroup.com Oryx Oil Ltd PO Box 9540 Dar es Salaam +255 22 551 4000 oryx.tanzania@oryxenergies.com Pan African Energy Tanzania Ltd PO Box 80139, Dar es Salaam +255 22 2138 737 Puma Energy Tanzania Ltd PO Box 9043, Dar es Salaam +255 22 211 1269 tanzania@pumaenergy.com

HAULAGE Mainline Carriers Ltd PO Box 42804 Dar es Salaam +255 732 992 463 general@mainlinecarriers.co.tz

MCCL Ltd PO Box 21157 Dar es Salaam +255 222 851 845 mtmccdar@mccl.co.tz


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Tanzania Road Haulage (TRH) Ltd PO Box 21493 Dar es Salaam +255 22 285 0625 mfo@trhtz.com

LOGISTICS

DSM Corridor Group Ltd PO Box 50163 Dar es Salaam +255 22 212 7190 dcg@dsmcorridor.com

INSPECTION SERVICES

Alpha Logistics (T) Ltd PO Box 8316, Dar es Salaam +255 22 212 8828 info@alphatz.com

SGS Tanzania Superintendence PO Box 2249 Dar es Salaam

Bollore Logistics PO Box 1683 Dar es Salaam +255 22 240 1016 bollore.tanzania@bollore.com

Jefag Logistics PO Box 70329 Dar es Salaam +255 22 285 0703 info@jefag.com

INSURANCE

Bravo Logistics PO Box 38387 Dar es Salaam +255 22 285 0579 info@bravo.co.tz

Ralucot Tanzania Limited PO Box 246 Dar es Salaam +255 22 211 8796 info@ralucot.co.tz

ASTRA Insurance Co Ltd PO Box 75178, Dar es Salaam +255 22 212 1091

Raphael Logistics (T) Ltd PO Box 62353 Dar es Salaam +255 22 245 1526 info@raphaellogistics.com Simba Logistics Ltd PO Box 19681 Dar es Salaam +255 752 696 344 info@simba-logistics.com Supply Base Solutions PO Box 11407 Dar es Salaam +255 22 266 6692


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Teddy Junior PO Box 1360 Dar es Salaam +255 22 213 5990 zim@teddyjnr.com MISCELLANEOUS Export Trading Group PO Box 10295 Dar es Salaam +255 22 2117 212 etg@etgworld.com Kearsleys Travel & Tours PO Box 801 Dar es Salaam +252 22 213 7713 info@kearsleys.com Pillars Intertrade Ltd PO Box 72706, Dar es Salaam +255 784 253 636 SEC Company Ltd PO Box 8454, Dar es Salaam +255 22 2112002

Usangu Logistics (T) Ltd PO Box 79421 Dar es Salaam +255 22 217 0051 info@usangu.co.tz SAFETY Industrial Safety and General Mercantile (ISGM) Ltd PO Box 7468, Dar es Salaam +255 22 2118922/3 info@isgmtz.com

Kotes (T) Ltd PO Box 7211, Dar es Salaam +255 222 136 884 info@kotes.co.tz Pharoes Group Catershoflaan 77,2170 Merksem, Belgium SCI Ltd PO Box 80015, Dar es Salaam +255 22 219 8600 sales@scitz.com

Systems 2000 PO Box 372 Dar es Salaam +255 22 2136642 info@systems2000.net WIA Company Ltd PO Box 5117, Dar es Salaam +255 222 923 206/7 info@wiagroup.co.tz

SHIP CHANDLER DCSC DSM Corridor Ships Chandelling PO Box 42191 Dar es Salaam +255 65 831 8798 chandelling@dsmcorridor.com

SHIP REPAIRS Songoro Marine Transport Ltd PO Box 473, Mwanza +255 713 233 607 smtbyard@yahoo.com

SHIPPING AGENTS SECURITY & TECHNOLOGY Business Connexion (T) Ltd PO BOX 76384, Dar es Salaam +255 22 278 0606 Central Electricals International Ltd PO Box 5968, Dar es Salaam +255 22 266 7545

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African Shipping PO Box 79130, Dar es Salaam +255 22 212 6740/42 info@asltanzania.com Diamond Shipping Ltd PO Box 75970, Dar es Salaam +255 22 212 0160 info@dssdar.com

East Africa Commercial & Shipping Co Ltd PO Box 80202 Dar es Salaam +255 22 2127170 General.EACS@bollore.com Emirates Shipping Agencies PO Box 79130, Dar es Salaam Forebridge Tanzania Ltd PO Box 72338, Dar es Salaam +255 28 254 1051 Nyota Tanzania PO Box 77264, Dar es Salaam +255 22 286 5871

PIL Tanzania Ltd PO Box 77940 Dar es Salaam +255 22 2119116 sales@dar.pilship.com Rais Shipping Services PO Box 79869, Dar es Salaam +255 22 2136860/61 neel.c@rsstz.com Seaforth General Agencies PO Box 9313, Dar es Salaam +255 22 213 9109 info@seaforthtz.com Sharaf Shipping Delta House, PO Box 75924 Dar es Salaam +255 22 212 2290 info@ssatanzania.com Sturrock Shipping Co Ltd PO Box 3746, Dar es Salaam +255 22 215 1760/02 sgm.dar@sturrockgrindrod.com

Tanzania Shipping Agency WEC Lines PO Box 372 Dar es Salaam +255 22 2850671/2 gmtsal@tsal.co.tz

SHIPPING LINES Ignazio Messina & Co (T) Ltd PO Box 3317, Dar es Salaam +255 22 213 4801 daressalaam@messinaline-tz.com Mediterranean Shipping Co PO Box 63069, Dar es Salaam +255 655 444 662 info.tzdar@msctzdar.com

TELECOMMUNICATIONS Airtel Tanzania Ltd PO Box 9623, Dar es Salaam +255 784 103001 helpdesk@tz.airtel.com

VEHICLE PROVIDERS City Motors Tanzania Ltd PO Box 71774, Dar es Salaam +255 22 211 5338 Incar Tanzania Ltd PO Box 20479, Dar es Salaam +255 714 042 566 Noble Motors Ltd PO Box 20066, Dar es Salaam + 255 765 923 535 noblemotors@cats-net.com Toyota Tanzania Ltd PO Box 9060, Dar es Salaam +255 22 2866353/8 sales@toyotatz.com


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Tanzania Ports Handbook 2016-17  

The official handbook of the Tanzania Ports Authority, published by Land & Marine Publications Ltd.

Tanzania Ports Handbook 2016-17  

The official handbook of the Tanzania Ports Authority, published by Land & Marine Publications Ltd.