Tanzania, United Republic of
2.1 Tanzania Port Assessment

The Republic Tanzania has three main sea ports namely, Dar es Salaam, Tanga and Mtwara ports. Other smaller sea ports include Kilwa, Lindi, Mafia, Pangani and Bagamoyo. There are also lake ports in Lake Victoria, Lake Tanganyika and Lake Nyasa. On Lake Victoria, there is Mwanza North and South ports, which is the main port on the Tanzanian side, and Bukoba, Musoma, Kemondo Bay and Nansio ports. Lake Tanganyika counts to ports in Tanzanie, Kigoma and Kasanga. Finally, on Lake Nyasa there are Itungi, Mbamba Bay, Kiwira, Liuli and Manda ports that ensure the ship services. Zanzibar is served by Malindi port in Stone Town.

The ports are managed by Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA), governmental agency established on 15 April 2005. It regulates and licenses port and marine services and facilities. It manages vessel traffic in the port while ensuring safety and security. The authority also operates a system of ports serving the Tanzania hinterland and the landlocked countries of Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda. In Zanzibar, the Zanzibar Port Corporation (ZPC) takes the TPA’s roles and responsibilities.

For information on Tanzania Port contacts, please see the following link:  4.4 Tanzania Port and Waterways Company Contact List

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