Tanzania International Container Terminal Services Limited (TICTS) which operates the Port of Dar es Salaam’s container terminal has announced a productivity record of 36,500 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) in the month of October, which is an increase of 11 per cent since June. The figure marks the highest container throughput yet achieved at the terminal.
A statement availed to this paper from the firm said the rise in performance is attributed to TICTS' new Panamax ship-to-shore gantry crane (SSG) which was commissioned in September and started its operations in October this year.
“We are now able to handle more cargo volume due to the extension of the quay rail to Berth 8 to allow all five SSGs to operate on all berths. We are capable of accommodating three vessels simultaneously,” said the statement.
TICTS wishes to thank the Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) for its pivotal role in making the Dar es Salaam Port a gateway of trade for eastern, central and southern Africa.
However, the company had previously received a new USD9m ship-to-shore (STS) crane and a new rubber tyre gantry (RTG) crane to boost operational efficiency.