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Tanzania is located in East Africa, bordering Kenya to the north and Mozambique to the south. Its main port, Dar Es Salaam, caters to the needs of the domestic seaborne trade and serves as a gateway to the land locked neighboring countries of Malawi, Zambia, DRC, Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda.


The Port of Tanga, situated approximately 300 kilometers north of Dar Es Salaam, serves the maritime trade in the northern corridor of Tanzania and Mtwara, situated on the southern coast of Tanzania close to the Mozambique border, caters mainly to the export trade in the southern corridor and is a major oil and gas exploration area.


Inchcape Shipping Services is Tanzania’s largest and most professional shipping agency, offering a variety of services comprising; vessel agency, crew management, liner services, medical assistance, bunkering, stores and spares supply and trans-shipment of cargo. ISS also handles a wide range of vessels and a variety of cargoes varying from; crude carriers, general cargo vessels, modern container vessels, cruise vessels, car carriers, naval ships and supply vessels.


As one of the largest shipping agencies in Tanzania, ISS is able to provide its clients with a seamless, comprehensive and fully integrated set of services backed by the ISS Group’s leading position in the global shipping market and driven by state-of-the-art information technology.


Dar Es Salaam port has four main terminals and serves more than 80% of Tanzania’s foreign maritime traffic as follows:


General Cargo Terminal


  • 7 deep water berths numbered 1 to 7 with maximum draft of 10.5m.
  • The berths are multipurpose with the entire quayside well paved.
  • They handle mostly general cargo, RORO, bulk vessels (fertilizers, grain, clinker etc), project cargoes etc
  • Quayside berths are fitted with 2–3 shore cranes of 5–7metric tons lifting capacity.
  • The terminal is operated and managed by the government owned firm Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA). 

Container Terminal


  • Only handles container vessels.
  • Has 4 deep water berths, all of which are well paved.
  • The berths are numbered 8, 9, 10 and 11 with a maximum draft of 11 meters.
  • The terminal has three ship to shore gantry cranes (SSG) currently servicing berths no 9, 10, and 11.
  • Lifting capacity is 35mt.
  • The terminal is owned by TPA, but operated and managed by a private company, Tanzania International Container Services Ltd (TICTS).  

Oil Terminal


  • The terminal has 2 berths (jetties). The first is KOJ 1, mainly for large tankers of max 40,000dwt, max draft of 11metres max LOA 183. The other jetty is KOJ 2 and is mainly used for small tankers with max 5,000dwt and draft not exceeding 7metres.
  • The terminal is owned and managed by TPA.  

Grain Terminal


  • This terminal has 30,000mt capacity fully automated concrete SILO and is approximately situated about 1 km from the berths.
  • Handling is grabs/hopper system.
  • The terminal is owned and managed by TPA. 

Inchcape Shipping Services Dar Es Salaam is dedicated to improving the efficiency, productivity and service diversity to satisfy the principals’ needs and assist their businesses in improving profits and reducing costs and its specialist knowledge and on-site supervision ensure that its client's port calls run smoothly and troubl-free.


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