Motor vehicle section at the Dar es Salaam port now has the capacity to off-load 1000 vehicles on eight hour shift, a raise from 400 and the Tanzania Port Authority credits the recent upgrading and addition of new equipment.
Principal Operation Officer and Head of the Motor Vehicle Section at the Port, Daniel Sira, told journalists that the improvement will go a long way in easing congestion but also I increase revenue with increased capacity.
“…we are providing better and quicker services to our clients particularly the vehicle importers…” he explained adding that “…ships now spend much less time and even the staff is enthusiastic and already displaying increased efficiency…”
The new equipment promises to revolutionalize activities at the port where vehicle inspections are done during the off loading process. Yellow stickers mean the vehicle has passed the inspection while red stickers have failed and then the green stickers indicate vehicles authorized to leave the port.
Sira also explained that vehicles which had no problem but had their parts removed during inspection, were provided with Vehicle Handover forms that indicates the damage occurred at the port.
Damage during transit is the transporters responsibility but otherwise TPA has to pay for any damages.