Of all the ports in Tanzania, Dar es Salaam Port is the largest and handles approximately 11 million tons of cargo (65% of Tanzania’s import and export volumes).
Table: Showing total Traffic handled by Dar es Salaam Port (‘000)
From the table above, domestic cargo handled has been increasing at 7.9% per annum whereas transit traffic has been increasing at 16.5%. This is an indication that the demand for port services for Dar Port by transit countries keeps on increasing at a faster rate than it is for domestic Tanzania.
Figure: showing the Graphical analysis of Transit Vs domestic traffic handled by Dar port
Source: Analysis by TTFA
Table: Trend of Traffic handled by Dar Port to TTFA Member States 2007-2013
|2007||2008||2009||2010||2011||2012||2013||Average Growth 2012 Vs 2013|
From the graphical analysis above, it is clear that traffic handled at Dar es Salaam Port has been going up consistently but most notably, Uganda’s traffic has grown by 293%, 2012-2013.