PUBLISHED ON December 9th, 2014

TICTS set to decongest Dar port

The Tanzania International Container Terminal Service (TICTS) invested Sh50 billion in modern equipment in efforts to decongest the Port of Dar es Salaam, TICTS Terminal Manager said.

Donald Tarawa added: “Following the big investment, customers can now have service within a day, unlike in the past when they would wait for up to 10 days.”

Speaking on TICTS family day in the city yesterday, Tarawa said loading and off loading containers have doubled from 15 to 25 containers per hour.

He said up to 1,000 containers are handled per day compared to just 500 in the past, but explained that even with the achievements there were challenges, including old port infrastructure.

He called on the port authorities to increase the number of gates so that the facility can serve many vehicles at a time to boost its effectiveness and reduce congestion.

The manager, speaking about the TICTS family day, revealed that they are offering five per cent of the company’s share to its workers.

Tarawa said for 10 years TICTS have celebrated their family day with employees, including their families to strengthen cooperation, calling on them to continue working hard.

Source: IPP Media

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