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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


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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