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.