Analysis on the Role of Seaport in facilitating growth of trade in Tanzania. “Case Study of Dar es Salaam Port

Sintoo, Ally Rashid (2015) Analysis on the Role of Seaport in facilitating growth of trade in Tanzania. “Case Study of Dar es Salaam Port. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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The port is a compulsory meeting point between ships and goods; Port plays an essential part in the maritime trade of country. Despite the great important played by Seaports in Tanzania to facilitate growth trade, but still there is low rate of growth of trade due to inadequate roles employed of the ports, and this hinder the growth of trade. Such a situation has a direct impact to traders as well as to the government revenue and that could be earned from selling services and products. Therefore there is a need to study how the Dar es Salaam port facilitating the growth of trade in Tanzania, The researcher was employed both qualitative and quantitative methodology in examining data. The roles of seaport in this study is to provide the Service to cargo and passengers, service to shipping lines and ships, Base for industrial developments as well as Terminal forming part of transport chain; therefore showed that the growth of trade could be achieved by improving performances on Hinterland Connections, skilled labours, Technology and port and infrastructure facilities. MOT and TPA should fasten implementation of the port master plan and under high and careful supervision, and both TPA and MOT should implement the existing, or make new port policies better to improve the growth of trade. Also researcher recommendations that further studies should be taken on these areas; role played by seaport of Tanzania as a whole, in facilitating growth of trade, including lake ports since this study focuses only at Dar es salaam port and a detailed study need to be undertaken to understand more causes of efficiency of seaports and the way forward.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:27
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:27

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