Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Since the 19th century, the city of Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania has played an important part in trade along the Indian Ocean. Situated on a natural harbor, Dar Es Salaam is the largest and most important city in Tanzania. Dar Es Salaam is also considered the largest city in by population in East Africa, with over 4.3 million residents. The city serves as the major transportation hub for all of Tanzania with connections to several railways and highways. Today Dar Es Salaam serves as a gateway for international shipping services to several landlocked countries in Eastern Africa including Uganda, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Rwanda and Burundi.

In 2013 Tanzania implemented several development projects to take place in 2014 in order to modernize the port. As a major transport hub for goods into other countries, Tanzania is in direct competition with its neighbor Kenya and its major port located in Mombasa. The improvements to the ports infrastructure would help the port generate over $1 billion in additional revenue. Tanzania imports shipments of machinery, automobiles, donation goods and construction equipment shipping from the United States. Most heavy equipment shipping to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania from the USA is done in containers. Capable of handling over 1 million tons of container equipment, the port of Dar Es Salaam is the fourth largest container port in east Africa.

Some notable features for the port of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania:

  • The port of Dar Es Salaam handles over 90% of international shipping services into Tanzania.
  • In 2014 Tanzania was scheduled to spend over $211 million to improve and upgrade the port of Dar Es Salaam. Among some of the slated improvements included strengthening the berths in order to accommodate larger ships.
  • The port of Dar Es Salaam handled over 12 million tons of cargo in 2012.
  • High-Heavy, construction equipment, machinery, container and international automobile shipping are among some of the international shipping services available to the port of Dar Es Salaam, Tan

For more information about the port of Dar Es Salaam and international shipping services to Tanzania visit the Tanzania Ports Authority Website. For international shipping quotes from the USA to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania for high heavy, machinery, car, construction equipment and container, visit our Rate Request Page. For more information on our international shipping services give us a call at 212-267-6400 or send an email to sales@kinternational.com.