Assessment of the factors influencing seaports congestion in Tanzania; a case study of Dar es Salaam

Chiganga, Biseko Paul (2015) Assessment of the factors influencing seaports congestion in Tanzania; a case study of Dar es Salaam. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study aimed at assessing the factors influencing seaports congestion in Dar es Salaam port, using a case of documentation, equipments and other associated factors. Specifically the study was to analyze the level of seaport congestion in port of Dar es Salaam, to examine speed in cargo deliveries in relation to congestion at Dar es Salaam port, to examine documentation procedures in relation to congestion at Dar es Salaam port and to examine the equipment availability in relation with congestion at Dar es Salaam port. The study used exploratory and descriptive research designs and involved the use of documentary review, questionnaires and interviews as the main tools for data collection. It revealed that factors such as low number of equipment, aged equipment, lack of equipment’s efficiency, long port and customs procedures, lack usage of ICT, and bureaucracy directly influencing seaport congestion at Dar es Salaam Port. It was also found that other associated factors such as lack of skilled manpower, great number of port users, poor management plan, poor policy implementation, poor infrastructure, and poor performance of railway are contributing factors leading to Dar es Salaam seaport congestion. Based on these findings the study also made some recommendations with the aim of reducing congestion at Dar es Salaam port which in turn will inspire stakeholders to apply methods that will reduce congestion and increase port efficiency.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 11:00
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 11:00
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1122

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