Corridor Diagnostic Study of the Northern and Central Corridors of East Africa

This report provides a diagnostic study of the current conditions and performance at the ports of Dar es
Salaam and Mombasa, stressing capacity constraints and low productivity. An integration program is
proposed as a short-term solution to alleviate such capacity constraints; by transferring cargo handling at the
marine terminals container yards to near port Inland Container Depots (ICDs). Both ports have master plans
including long-term development projects, including new container terminals, which would ease capacity
constraints and increase berth productivity considerably. However, the issues around congestion at these ports
can cause significant obstacles to port operations until these projects are completed, with new terminals
expected to be commissioned at least 3 – 5 years or 2013 – 2015. The ICD Integration Program could address
these issues effectively, ensuring smooth operations at these ports in the interim.