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Dar es Salaam (TZDAR)

Tanzania

General info

address
Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA), P. O. Box 1130, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
EMAIL
website
https://www.ports.go.tz/index.php/en/
phone
255 22-2113642
fax
255 22-2113646
cororate office
Sokoine Dr, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
ANNUAL CARGO TONNAGE
10 million tonnes
ANNUAL CONTAINER VOLUME
9,619,876 TEUs

Dar es Salaam is the main port of Tanzania. It handles almost 95% of the country’s international trade. The International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) lists the port as the 4th largest port in the African continent operating on the Indian Ocean coastline.

Inland service data

Major towns near seaport

Dar es Salaam, Magomeni, Vikindu, Kisarawe, Mkuranga, Kibaha, Mahonda, Sokoni, Bagamoyo, Mlandizi, Maneromango, Zanzibar, Koani, Bungu, Mvomero, Gamba, Chalinze, Kibiti, Mkokotoni, Kijini

Carrier mapping

List of main shipping lines serving the port

APL, CMA CGM, Maersk, MOL, MSC

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Export requirements

Country Requirements & Restrictions

Export - Procedures Documentation/Shipping Instructions - All export documentation must be submitted 48 hours prior to vessel arrival. Export – Restrictions Commodity Scrap are currently not accepted for export. Timber is accepted for export upon verification of the export's permit and license as timber is still a controlled commodity. Chilled cargo accepted only subject to survey by recognized inspection company e.g. SGS. Special Cargo - Out of Gauge (OOG), Break Bulk (B/B) and IMO cargo are subject to standard line approval procedures. Special Customs Requirements - No special clauses/restrictions apply.

Forms & Certificates

There are no unique Forms / Certificates required for this port.You can always reach out to us directly in case of any further queries.

Key Customs Facts

Hence, Effective July 1, 2016 carrier will only load containers which has a VGM submitted by shipper. VGM Cut Off: VGM Cut Off for Tanzania will be vessel arrival -3 (ETA -3).

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Import requirements

Country Requirements & Restrictions

Importers in Tanzania are required to establish whether or not the goods to be imported are subject to Pre-Shipment Verification of Conformity (PVoC). In general, any shipment valued at over USD 5,000 is subject to PVoC. Some goods are exempt from PVoC. 1.2 percent of FOB value must be paid to a designated commercial bank. Importers must provide full contact details of actual suppliers. Military items are not accepted for import without prior approval by Line or Operations Manager.

Forms & Certificates

There are no unique Forms / Certificates required for this port.You can always reach out to us directly in case of any further queries.

Key Customs Facts

There are no unique customs formalities for this port. You can always reach out to us directly in case of any further queries.

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