On-the-Ground Updates

Dar Es Salaam Port Expansion in Tanzania Commenced

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Supply Chain Management
Haroun Sagile
Published Jul 29, 2022
An expansion program, namely the Dar es Salaam Maritime Gateway Programme (DMGP), is underway by the Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) to improve efficiency in handling cargo and will cost at least USD 421M upon its completion in 2024.

The Dar es Salaam port capacity is more than 10M mt of cargo annually, including approximately 4M mt of dry general cargo, 6M mt of liquid bulk, and 1M mt of containers.

The report mentioned some of the products transported through the harbor as metals like copper and agricultural products such as tea, coffee, tobacco, oilseeds, cotton, sisal, and cashew nuts. Upgrading the ports will go in tandem with procuring port facilities, including mobile harbor cranes, terminal tractors, and ship-to-shore gantry cranes to attract users.

Dar es Salaam port handles about 95% of Tanzania's international trade. The port serves the noncoastal countries of Malawi, Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Rwanda, and Uganda.
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