New hopes emerge on Dar es Salaam Port
Decreasing congestion, curbed theft and diminishing corruption are but few of the indicators of the reforming Dar es Salaam Port.
Heavy investments in improvement of the Port infrastructure as well as management reshuffle have boosted performance at the port, leading into booming business.
The authority has invested over 10 million euros in the purchase of four new stateof-art cranes for Dar es Salaam Port.
Source: Daily News
Mabadiliko mfumo wa malipo katika Bandari ya Dar es Salaam:
Mamlaka ya Usimamizi wa Bandari wa Tanzania (TPA), imetangaza mabadiliko ya mfumo wa malipo katika Bandari ya Dar es Salaam kwa wateja wake wote wanaoutumia mfumo wa Benki ya CRDB.
Katika taarifa yake kwa umma, TPA imewafahamisha wateja wake wote, wadau wa Bandari na Umma kwa ujumla kuwa kuanzia tarehe 07/06/2013, wateja wote wanaolipia kupitia Benki ya CRDB hawatatakiwa kurudi ofisi za Mapato za TPA kwa ajili ya kupeleka “Bank Pay Slipc (s)” na badala yake watapaswa kwenda “Delivery Points” ili kuendelea na taratibu nyingine za kutoa mizigo yao.
TPA imefafanua zaidi kwamba utaratibu huu mpya utawahusu Wateja wanaolipia Benki ya CRDB pekee, ambapo Wateja wa Benki nyingine wataendelea na utaratibu wa kawaida hadi hapo Benki zao zitakapounganishwa na mfumo wa malipo wa TPA.
Uongozi wa Mamlaka umewahakikishia Wateja wake kuwa unaendelea na uboreshaji wa mifumo yake ya TEHAMA ili kuboresha huduma kwa Wateja.
Chanzo: Taarifa ya TPA.
Revenue collection at Dar port improving
Yokohama, Japan.June, 2013.
Speaking to members of the Tanzanian Community in Japan on Monday night, the Minister for Transport, Dr. Harrison Mwakyembe, said that revenue collections at the port had increased to Sh 42 billion from Sh 24 billion a month.
The Government has said that the Dar es Salaam Port has recorded great improvement in revenue collection over the past year.
Speaking to members of the Tanzanian Community in Japan on Monday night, the Minister for Transport, Dr. Harrison Mwakyembe, said that revenue collections at the port had increased to Sh42 billion from sh24 billion a month.
Dr Mwakyembe said, the government had managed to seal all loopholes used by dishonest TRA and Port officials who deny the Government revenues.
Source: The Citizen
Tazara, ZRL deal bolsters transportation of cargo
The Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (Tazara) has transported more than 15,700mt of copper to the Port of Dar es Salaam since last month after seamless operations between Zambia Railways Limited (ZRL) and the rail resumed.
Between April and May this year, ZRL picked seven trains loaded with a total of 7,440mt of copper from Impala’s warehouse in Ndola and eight trains loaded with a total of 8,293mt of copper from Kitwe and Chingola.
The acting managing director of Tazara, Ronald Phiri, commended the success in the operations of the two rails.
“The collaboration between Tazara and ZRL is doing well and has boosted Tazara operations which have been under a limited capacity as a consequence of inadequate locomotives and wagons,” Phiri said recently in Dar es Salaam.
“Freight volume has gone up, obviously aided by the effect of the business agreement with ZRL. In particular, the inter-mine operations where ZRL picks copper directly from the mines and hands it over to Tazara at Chozi implies that we are now moving more copper freight and this is an achievement on our overall performance,” he said.
Records indicate that Tazara has moved a total of 39,068mt of freight between April and May this year, of which 40 percent (15,733mt) is copper and the rest includes other commodities such as maize, fertiliser, fuel, cement and mixed goods.
However, Phiri pointed out that the authority still needs to do more to enhance performance by raising capacity to handle more freight and attain sustainable levels of operations.
“At the rate in which we are going, operations are not sustainable. We need to have sufficient funds to enhance productivity which will eventually enable us to sustainably meet all our operational expenses from our own revenue generation,” he said.
Source: The Guardian
Tanzania Plans to Boost Port Volumes by 80% by Adding Railways
Tanzania plans to boost cargo volumes by 80 percent over the next two years at the Dar es Salaam Port by adding railway links and upgrading facilities to improve efficiency, Transport Minister Harrison Mwakyembe said.
The port is expected to handle 18 million metric tons of cargo by 2015, compared with as much as 10 million tons this year, Mwakyembe said in an interview today in Dar es Salaam, the country’s commercial capital.
“I am 100 percent sure we will reach 18 million tons by 2015,” he said. “The government is committed to taking serious measures to improving the port.”
Dar es Salaam is the fourth-largest container port on Africa’s eastern seaboard after Durban in South Africa, Mombasa in Kenya and the port of Djibouti, according to the International Association of Ports and Harbors’ website.
The port currently generates average revenue of 41 billion shillings ($25 million) a month, according to Mwakyembe.Dar es Salaam Port serves landlocked countries including Malawi, Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda, according to the Tanzania Ports Authority’s website.
Ahadi ya meli kwa maziwa matatu inaenda vyema - Dk. Mwakyembe
Serikali imesema utekelezaji wa ahadi ya kujenga meli tatu katika ziwa Viktoria, Tanganyika na Nyasa unaenda vizuri na unategemewa kukamilika kabla ya mwaka 2015.
Dk. Mwakyembe amesema Tanzania inawasiliana na Serikali ya Korea Kusini kupitia Benki ya Exim kupata mkopo wenye masharti nafuu kujenga meli tatu za abiria na mizigo katika maziwa hayo.
Amesema kumekuwa na ukuwaji wa shehena na makasha katika mwambao wa Bandari na kuongeza kuwa ujenzi wa Bandari ya Bagamoyo umeanza utekelezaji wake baada ya Serikali kusaini mkataba na Serikali ya Watu wa China, Machi 23, mwaka huu.
Kuhusu Bandari ya Mwambani, Dk. Mwakyembe amesema tayari zabuni imetangazwa ili kumpata mwekezaji kwa ajili ya kuendeleza Bandari hiyo kwa mpango wa ubia.
Chanzo: Hotuba ya Waziri wa Uchukuzi, Bungeni Dodoma Mei, 2013
“Pamoja na hayo Bandari ya Mtwara pia itatumika kupitisha vyombo vinavyotumika katika utafiti, uchimbaji na uendelezaji wa gesi,” ameongeza Dk. Kikwete. Rais ametoa ufafanuzi huo katika hotuba yake ya mwisho wa mwezi wa kwanza mwaka 2013, ambapo pamoja na mambo mengine alilenga kutoa ufafanuzi wa harakati za kupinga gesi kusafirishwa kutoka Mtwara.
Chanzo: Hotuba ya Rais/Kwa habari zaidi soma TPA Gazeti katika tovuti hii.
More than 75,000 motor vehicles were imported by Zambians through the Port of Dar es Salaam in 2012 compared to 25,000 for previous year, The Times of Zambia reported recently.
Dar port efficiency impresses EU delegates