Mtwara Port Authority Acting Manager, Mr. Norbert Kalembwe, left, with Mtwara Regional Commissioner, Colonel Ahmed Abbas, centre

TWO ships have docked at Mtwara Port carrying a crane that will be used to unload large cargos at the facility.

This latest development, according to the ports’ authority, is expected to fuel the economic activities of the region. A crane is a type of machine, generally equipped with a hoist rope, wire ropes or chains and sheaves that can be used both to lift and lower materials and to move them horizontally.

Mtwara Port Authority Acting Manager, Mr. Norbert Kalembwe, said the step is part of the government’s efforts to ensure that the port has enough modern facilities to handle cargo at a distance of 45 metres from the berth.

A newly crane is being offloaded

Kalembwe said the ships docked last week, while the crane came in the form of more than 160 pieces that will be assembled at the port. There are other two cranes that will be fixed in Dar es Salaam Port. All of the three cranes are worth 85bn/-.

Elaborating further, Kalembwe thanked the government under President Samia Suluhu Hassan for a massive expansion of the port and construction of a new berth that has enabled the terminal to accommodate large cargo ships.

Kalembwe added that there are huge changes as the docking of the ship determines the increase in cargo volumes for both export and imports as well as significantly contribute surge in revenue collections, which will in the end boost economic activities in the region.

In the financial year that ended on June 30th 2022, the port was able to serve 592,000 tonnes, (56 per cent) which is more than the target made by the port.

Furthermore, he added that during the period of July and August this year, the port served more than 200,000 tonnes of cargo.

On his part, Mtwara Regional Commissioner, Colonel Ahmed Abbas said the new crane are powerful and will help ease loading and off-loading of cargo at the port.

“This is good move for our port and region as a whole.  It will act as a catalyst in boosting economic opportunities in the region as well as for neighboring countries including Malawi, Zambia, and Mozambique.

“Previously it was difficult for many ships that were docks at the port to unload large cargo due to the lack of this kind of cranes,” said the RC after touring the port.

He further pointed out by encouraging the citizens to take advantage of the available opportunities in the region, aimed at promoting the economy of individuals and the region in general.

Major investments and rehabilitation of the port that had cost 1.5bn/-, which includes construction of a 300-metre long and 13.5m depth new berth have increased cargo handling capacity from 400,000 tonnes per annum to 1,000,000 tonnes annually.

Author; TSN Digital

 

Na Leonard Magomba

Mamlaka ya Usimamizi wa Bandari Tanzania (TPA) imekabidhi meli zake tatu kwa Kampuni ya Huduma za Meli (MSCL) ili izisimamie na kuziendesha kwa ajili ya kutoa huduma za kusafirisha abiria na mizigo katika Ziwa Nyasa.

Meli hizo ambazo ni MV Njombe, MV Ruvuma na MV Mbeya II zilizokuwa zikimilikiwa na TPA, zilitengenezwa na Mamlaka kwa lengo la kusaidia kutoa huduma za kusafirisha abiria na mizigo katika mwambao wa Ziwa hilo.

 

 

Kati ya meli hizo tatu, mbili ni za mizigo na zina uwezo wa kubeba tani 1000 kila moja nay a abiria ina uwezo wa kubeba tani 200 na abiria 200 kwa wakati mmoja.

Mikoa inayonufaika na huduma za meli hizo ni pamoja na Ruvuma, Njombe na Mbeya huku nchi zitakazohudumiwa na meli hizo ni Malawi na Msumbiji.

Uwepo wa meli hizo umekuwa kichocheo kikubwa cha kukuza biashara kati ya mikoa hiyo mitatu na nchi jirani za Malawi na Msumbiji huku ikisaidia kwa kiwango kikubwa kutatua changamoto sugu za usafiri katika Ziwa hilo.

Katika makabidhiano hayo yaliyoshuhudiwa na Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa TPA, Bw. Plasduce  Mbossa, Mwenyekiti wa Bodi ya Wakurugenzi ya TPA, ambaye ni Mkuu wa Jeshi la Polisi nchini mstaafu, Inspekta Jenerali (IJP), Ernest Mangu pamoja na uongozi wa MSCL na TASAC.

Tanzania and Uganda Ministers Signed Ministerial MoU

July 13th, 2017: Tanzania Minister for Works, Transport and Communications, Hon. Prof. Makame Mbarawa (MP) and Uganda Minister of State for Transport, Hon. Bagiire Aggrey (MP), have Signed an ‘MoU’ on the Joint Ministerial Cooperation and Improvement of Ports and Inland Waterways and Railway Transport Services!

Tanzania Minister for Works, Transport and Communications, Hon. Prof. Makame Mbarawa (MP) delivers his keynote speech to delegates during the event held in Dar es Salaam on July 13th, 2017.

Uganda Minister of State for Transport, Hon. Bagiire Aggrey speaks to delegates during the event.

Tanzania Minister for Works, Transport and Communications, Hon. Prof. Makame Mbarawa (right) and Uganda Minister of State for Transport, Hon. Bagiire Aggrey (left), have signed ‘MoU’ on the Joint Ministerial Cooperation and Improvement of Ports and Inland Waterways and Railway Transport Services

MoU signed between Tanzania and Uganda on the Joint Ministerial Cooperation and Improvement of Ports and Inland Waterways and Railway Transport Services.

TPA Director General, Eng. Deusdedit Kakoko gives an explanation about various port development to the Uganda Minister of State for Transport, Hon. Bagiire Aggrey (2nd left).



By Katare Mbashiru in Dodoma
October 25, 2017

DESPITE an unprecedented drop in the number of ships arriving at the Dar es Salaam Port, Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA)'s monthly revenue collection continues increasing, as efficiency and transparency equally go up.

TPA Director General, Engineer Deusdedit Kakoko told the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) here yesterday that as of June 2017, the authority had collected 728bn/- above the 623bn/- target for the financial year ending June 30, 2017.

Eng Kakoko said an increase in revenue collection was attributed to the efforts currently being undertaken by the fifth phase government to increase efficiency, transparency and accountability at the country's main port.

According to him, the Dar es Salaam and Kigoma ports were leading in revenue collection after President John Magufuli's purge to crack the whip against unscrupulous and corrupt officials, who were squandering money.

"Initially, more than 50 per cent of officials who were occasioning loss to the government were from the private sector, among them, clearing and forwarding agents who were colluding with some employees at the port. After instituting discipline to TPS staff by firing some corrupt officials, Eng Kakoko admitted before the Parliamentary Committee that there was laxity in the ports' legal department and that he will soon revamp it.

Source: Daily News