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Cargo increases by 10.7 percent in Tanzanian ports

With the continuing global economic recovery, Tanzanian ports’ performance rebounded in the third-quarter of 2021 with cargo handling through lake and sea ports going up by 10.7 percent.

According to the Bank of Tanzania (BoT), the cargo volumes totalled 4.677 million tonnes, a significant increase from the 4.226 million tonnes handled in the corresponding period in 2020.

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Cars are driven off the giant vehicles carrier Tranquil Ace at Dar es Salaam Port. The ship, which arrived with a cargo of 3, 743 vehicles

Tanzanian Port Cargo Increases

Dar es Salaam port, which holds the largest share, cleared 4.400 million tonnes of cargo compared with 3.9 million tonnes of cargo handled in the similar period in 2020.

The performance reveals an unprecedented year with the Covid-19 pandemic having huge impact on ports across the globe.

“The performance of Dar es Salaam port was partly due to expansion of berths and dredging of the entrance channel, together with efforts made by the government to attract neighbouring countries to use the port,” said BoT in its Consolidated Zonal Economic Performance report.

Other ports which recorded notable increases were Mtwara, and Lindi.

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