Port location Dar es Salaam
Name of port Port of Dar es Salaam
Port type Seaport
Management Tanzania Ports Authority
Website www.ports.go.tz
Port services Cargo services, bulk and liquid cargo, pilotage, tugging, mooring/unmooring.
Port equipment Dockside Crane (5-7 MT), container gantries (40mt), mobile cranes (35-65 MT), reachstacker 10 (45 MT), grain elevatorand forklifts 36 (45 MT).
Business section Oil and gas, energy, industrial logistics, port projects, renewables, pharmaceutical, hi-tech/telecom, automotive, mining and manufacturing.
Investment opportunities Helium exploration, construction of a large port in Bagamoyo, port facilities, oil and energy production and an €850 million gas pipeline.
Export opportunities Gold, raw tobacco, coconuts, Brazil nuts, and cashews, precious metal ore and glass bottles.
Import destinations China, India, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates and Malaysia.
Shipping lines APL, Libra, Maersk Line, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), MOL, PIL and WEC Lines.
Borders Senegal borders Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Mozambique , Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia by land and Comoros and the Seychelles by sea.
The Tanzanian Port of Dar es Salaam is the country’s major port and is located on the eastern part of Africa, off the Indian Ocean, 41 nautical miles south-east of the Port of Zanzibar and 170 nautical miles south of Mombasa. It serves the Tanzania hinterland and the landlocked nations of Malawi, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda. Dar es Salaam port handles around 95% of the Tanzanian worldwide exchange and has an aggregate quay length of around 2,000 metres, with eleven profound water compartments.

The Tanzania Ports Authority operates the Port of Dar es Salaam and several other ports in Tanzania including all of the country’s lake ports. The port serves more than 5,000 vessels and handles a total of 7.4 million tons of cargo, including almost 5.7 tons of imports, 1.3 million tons of exports, with more than 500 transhipments. The Port of Dar es Salaam is connected to its hinterland by railway systems known as the Tanzania Railways Corporation (TRC) and Tanzania Zambia Railways (TAZARA). TRC does transhipments to Rwanda and connects Dar es Salaam with Port Bell in Uganda.