The Tanzania Port Authority (TPA) has issued two port tender processes for the construction of new projects.
One of the projects is the construction of four berths at Mtwara port. The project will be developed on a design, build, and financing (DBF) basis. Interested parties must submit their proposals on or before June 25th.
Due to the development of Mtwara Corridor and the ongoing exploration activities for gas and oil in the Indian Ocean it is expected that traffic at the Mtwara port increases to 28 million tons by year 2030. Currently the port has an annual capacity of handling 400,000 tons and handles less than 250,000 tons of cargo annually. Break bulk imports are mainly cement, food stuffs, and miscellaneous general cargo, whilst exports are mainly unprocessed cashew nuts moving to India and Asia.
The other project includes the construction of a new port at Mwambani Bay-Tanga. The new port is expected to be linked to Lake Victoria by a new rail to be constructed from Tanga to Musoma. It will be developed on a design, build and finance (DBF) basis as well. Interested parties must submit their proposals on or before June 26th.
The new port will serve the expected increase in traffic that cannot be accommodated at the existing port of Tanga, in northeast Tanzania, due to limitations for expansion. It is expected that by year 2028 traffic volume through Tanga port will increase up to 4.5 million tons. The intrinsic capacity of the existing Tanga port is to handle 500,000 tons per annum. Currently the port of Tanga handles over 600,000, which is above the designed capacity.
See invitation for tender (IFT) for the construction of four additional berths at Mtwara port:
See invitation for tender (IFT) for the construction of new port at Mwambani Bay-Tanga: