Port Development under “Dar es Salaam Maritime Gateway Program (DMGP)”


Dar es salaam, with a population of about 4.5 million, is the largest city and the commercial centre of Tanzania. The Dar es Salaam Port (DSM Port) is a multi-purpose port with eleven berths and a number of jetties. It is the country’s principal port that handles over 90% of the country’s total import and export volume and is the gateway to the central and northern parts of Tanzania and to the countries of Malawi, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda.

A proposed Dar es Salaam Maritime Gateway Program (DMGP) is to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the DSM Port and support the economic development of Tanzania and the countries of the East Africa region.