Dar es Salaam means ``The residence of Peace`` in Arabic. - Formerly Mzizima,

Dar es Salaam, being a gateway to Africa – Dar es Salaam plays a vital role in global sea transportation. Dar Es Salaam is a main hub of emerging commerce. Dar es Salam is the principal port of Tanzania which handles 95% of the country’s international sea trade.

Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) is a parastatal organization acting under the aegis of the Ministry of Transportation, established on 15 April 2005. The port has 11 deep water berths with a total quay length of 2000 meters. Primarily serving Tanzania, the port also serves many landlocked African countries including Malawi, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi and Rwanda as they do not have a commercial harbor or port.

Port Authority Tanzania Ports Authority
Address Main Quay Number 1, P.O. Box 1130 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Latitude -6º -46' -57' S
Longitude 39º 17' 4' E
Capacity 4.1 Million (dwt) Dry Cargo 6.0 Million (dwt) Bulk Liquid
Port Type Seaport
Port Size Large
Quay Length 2000 Mtr
Max Draft 10 Mtr.
Harbour Size Medium
Max. Vessel Size Over 500 Ft. in Length
Harbour Type Coastal Natural
Turning Area Yes
Lifts & Cranes 24 Ton to 100+ Ton
Fixed / Mobile / Floating Cranes Yes