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Dar port now handles 70 per cent of Rwandan cargo

Published on October 27, 2015

The Dar es Salaam Port is increasingly becoming a preferred area for Rwanda Rwanda’s maritime trade channelled through the Dar es Salaam Port on the Central Corridor has doubled in the last two years, as the port overtakes the rival Mombasa port in handling cargo to and from the landlocked East African country.

The Tanzania International Container Terminal (TICTS) said in a statement that at least 70 per cent of all deep-sea cargo to and from Rwanda passes through Dar es Salaam Port.

“Over the past two years this volume has doubled,” TICTS, which handles more than 80 per cent of all containers passing through Dar es Salaam Port, said in a statement.

A delegation led by TICTS Chief Executive Officer, Mr Paul Wallace, visited Rwanda, accompanied by representatives from TAFFA, Central Corridor Transit Transport Facilitation Agency and TASAA. Read more. Source | In2 East Africa