Tanzania to Expand Dar es Salaam Port Capacity

28 March 2011 (Last Updated March 28th, 2011 18:30)

Tanzania Ports Authority is to invest $560m in developing two new container terminals at the port of Dar es Salaam. The new terminals will add an additional 500,000teu capacity to the port, which recorded a 460,000teu capacity in 2010. Construction is expected to commence by

Tanzania Ports Authority is to invest $560m in developing two new container terminals at the port of Dar es Salaam.

The new terminals will add an additional 500,000teu capacity to the port, which recorded a 460,000teu capacity in 2010.

Construction is expected to commence by the end of next year.

Dar es Salaam is Tanzania’s principal port with a capacity to handle 4.1 million tonnes of dry cargo and six million tonnes of bulk liquid cargo.

The port has a total quay length of 2,000m with 11 deepwater berths, and handles 95% of the country’s international trade.

The port also serves the landlocked countries of Malawi, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda.