Mtwara port is one of three major ports managed by the Tanzania Ports Authority. It was built between 1948 and 1954 and was principally designed to handle conventional cargo. The port can handle 400,000 metric tonnes of imports and exports per annum and 750,000 MT with the same number of berths, if additional equipment is put in place for handling containerised traffic.
The deep water quay is dredged to -9.8 metres chart datum. There are no tidal restrictions for vessels entering and leaving the harbour, however there is an enforcement length restriction of 175 metres, due to the shape of the channel, in particular the MSEMO SPIT area.
A sheltered anchorage exists in the inner bay basin with a good holding ground of –20 metres, which can accommodate six 175m vessels. This can be increased if numerous shoal patches are removed.
The port has a quay wall of 385m which can accommodate two ships and one coastal vessel at a time. The draught is 9.85m and with the introduction of new and more reliable solar powered navigational aids, the port will be accessible 24 hours a day.
ISS Mtwara is committed to delivering an impeccable service with competitive prices and flexible staff, in order to suit the individual needs of our clients.
Benefits of using ISS Mtwara:
- Crew logistics / changes / ticketing
- P&I correspondence service
- Warehouse & distribution service and storage