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Dar es Salaam Port

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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 2,000 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.

The Port of Dar es Salaam has the following marine crafts:

  • Six (6) Berthing Tugs
  • Sixteen (16) Lighter Towing Tugs
  • Four (4) Lighters
  • Two (2) Labour Launches
  • Two (2) Pilot Boats
  • Two (2) Patrol Boats
  • Thirteen (13) Mooring Boats


The intrinsic capacity of the Port of Dar es Salaam is:-

  • General Cargo 3.1 million tonnes
  • Container 1.0 million tonnes
  • Liquid Bulk 6.0 million tonnes


Port Management is as follows:
Port Manager: Mr. A. Massawe
Assistant Port Manager Finance and Admn.: Ms. A. Mosha
Finance Manager: Mr. Massawe
Container Terminal Manager: Mr. H. Mhanga
Commercial Manager: Mr. H. Arika
Acting Grain Terminal Manager: Mr. A. Mkango
Port Engineer: Mr. Madingo
Acting Port Supplies Manager: Mr. Kisanta
Acting Chief Port Security Officer: Mr. L. Twange
Chief Fire and Safety Officer: Mr. M. Biboze
Senior Harbour Master: Capt. Juma Saire
Chief Medical Officer: Dr. M. Mlai
Port Personnel Manager: Mr. Chamshama
Revenue Manager: Mr. Mngazija
Operations Manager: Mr. Patric Namahuta
Audit Manager: Mrs. Amina Makoko


For more information, please contact:
The Port Manager
Main Quay Number 1
P.O. Box 1130,
Dar Es Salaam
Tel: +255-22-2110401/2113642
Fax +255-22-2113646
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