Dar es Salaam and Central Coast Sea Ports
Dar es Salaam port is the Tanzania principal port with a rated capacity of 4.1 million (dwt) dry cargo and 6.0 million (dwt) bulk liquid cargo. The Port has a total quay length of about 2,600 metres with eleven deep-water berths. Dar es Salaam port handles about 95% of the Tanzania international trade. The port serves the landlocked countries of Malawi, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda. The port is strategically placed to serve as a convenient freight linkage not only to and from East and Central Africa countries but also to middle and Far East, Europe, Australia and America.
Facilities available to support operations of Dar es salaam port are: -
- General cargo Berth (1-7) from break bulk, PORO and dry bulk.
- Container Terminal Berths (Berth 8-11), leased to Tanzania International Container Terminal services Ltd (TICTS).
- Grain Terminal facility (silos with storage capacity of 30,000 tons).
- Inland Container Deposits (ICDs) facilities with the capacity of (14,500 TEUs) and CFs with the capacity of holding 6,000 vehicles at once).
- A 150,000 MT Single Point Mooring (SPM) – for handling refined and crude oil.
- Kurasini oil Jetty (KOJ) for handling refined products (tanker size 45,000MT for KOJ1 and 5,000 tons for KOJ2).
Generally, the intrinsic capacity of the port of Dar es salaam is to handle more than 10 million tons of cargo as follows: -
- General cargo 3.1 million tons.
- Container 9,619,876 TEUs)1.0 million tonnes; and
- Liquid bulk 6.0 million tons.