With a wide variety of strengths and opportunities, TPA plays a major role as a key port in the East Africa which offers port services to the land linked countries like DRC, Zambia, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda.


TPA ports; Port of Dar es Salaam, Tanga and Mtwara are the East Africa's most preferable seaport due to its strategic positioning. This means transport via the Port of Dar es Salaam and others from and to above market it is more convenient, secure, quick and easy to all our customers.


For many customers, the Port of Dar es Salaam is the main link with other countries worldwide and the gateway to the World. TPA ports have the capacity and ability to transport any cargo (general cargo, container cargo and oil cargo).


All product types can be safely and quickly transported to and from any East African hinterland. This is mainly due to the quality road transport and mostly secured oil pipeline which enabled all cargos to get to their final destination efficiently and on time.


TPA’s and our key stakeholders (TICTS, ICD’s and CFS’S) together we continue to invest in the most modern technology, more storage areas and state-of-the-art equipment’s to load and discharge goods as quickly and efficiently as possible. There are fully automated equipment’s and our terminals have unmanned cranes that load and discharge containers effectively. We can discharge or load cargos in all weather conditions through our ready available terminals and sheds across the country.

  • Enhancing ICT systems for cargo and vessel operations
  • Integrated Security System –ISS Code for sea ports (Including CCTV System, patrol boats, patrol vehicles and Scanners)
  • Electronic Payment System (E-Payment)
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)


Our ports are now renowned for its security, efficient and reliability. TPA ports use the most modern technology and we have the right experience and knowledge in port operations. This allows us to load or discharge cargos in a short period of time. Our port flexibility and efficiency is very important for transporters and huge advantage to our customers as we are accessible 24/7, even on public holidays.

  • Direct delivery of cargo (Bulk/bagged, steel products etc)
  • Dar es salaam port is connected by TAZARA and TRL (Central) rails
  • Container’s Equipment productivity: over 600 moves/24hrs TICTS), 0ver 300 moves /24Hrs (TPA). Bulk cargo over 2000 tons/24 Hrs
  • Container ships’ turn round time reduced from 3.5 days in 2021


  • All major shipping lines call at Dar port
  • Major container carriers to global destinations (MAERSK,MSC,CMA,CGM, DELMAS,EVERGREEN,PIL,EMIRATES,LNL,MOLSEVEN SEAS etc)
  • Major global car carriers (MITSUI OSK,NYK,EUKOR, etc)
  • General, bulk and liquid cargo carriers.


TPA ports across the country have plenty of handling capacity, equipment’s and use advance technology. Overall cargo handled for the period ending June 2022 registered a total of 20.665 million metric tons. On arrival in our ports (Dar es Salaam, Tanga and Mtwara), vessels are able to discharge their cargo immediately to make sure it hits the shops on time.

Imports continued to dominate the market, accounting for 77.8% of the total cargo traffic handled up in 2021/22 while exports accounted for 21.8%. On the other hand, transshipments went up by 0.03% and restore 0.4%. Container traffic handled in sea ports was 823,404 TEUs. Transit cargo traffic registering 7.801 million metric tons in 2021/22 an increase of 0.4% from the previous year. DR Congo, Zambia and Rwanda, our biggest transit market increased its usage of the port of Dar es salaam as cargo went up by 48.8%, 78.4% and 14.9% respectively.

Dar es Salaam port continued to dominate the market share by handling 18.411 million metric tons which is equivalent to 89.1% of the total cargo traffic. Tanga port handled a total of 0.891 million metric tons or 4.3% of total cargo and Mtwara port handled a total of 0.592 million metric tons or 2.9% of the total cargo. Smaller sea ports of Kilwa, Lindi and Mafia handled a total of 0.116 million metric tons or 0.6% of total cargo. Lake ports (Mwanza, Kigoma and Kyela) on the other hand handled 0.433 million metric tons, or 2.1% of total cargo.


TPA's ports strategic advantage location in East Africa enabling a sustainable choice to all our customers in Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, DRC and Zambia and Worldwide.


With our plan to continuing support port projects development in ICT and infrastructure and the strong geographical and strategic advantage presence of its location the ports have stable and growing cargo opportunities.


One of the Ports of TPA's strengths is the presence and interplay of transshipment companies, industry and logistics companies. To these companies there are strong cargo opportunities; the services offered by the different companies also supplement each other. That is why the Ports at TPA, mainly Dar es Salaam port are known as a multifunctional port.
We guarantee that your cargo/goods will get quickly and safely from our ports to the next destination within East Africa region or any other parts of the World. We appreciate and treasure our strong and mutual relationship with all our Stakeholders.