Analysis on the Factors Contributing to Poor Seaport Performance in Tanzania. “Case Study of Dar es Salaam Port

Mwendapole, Msabaha Juma (2015) Analysis on the Factors Contributing to Poor Seaport Performance in Tanzania. “Case Study of Dar es Salaam Port. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine factors contributing to poor seaport performance in Tanzania particularly at Dar es Salaam port. The study used case study research design which incorporated both quantitative and qualitative approaches. Descriptive statistics of frequency tables were used to analyze and present the data from questionnaires. In particular, the researcher used SPSS software package version 16.0 to generate frequency tables as means of presenting data. The findings of the research effectively revealed that poor port performance is contributed by the following factors: - Poor hinterland connections, Social economic and political challenges, Deficiencies and inadequacies port facilities, Shortage of know-how, Deficiency in ICT management and Inefficiency of supervision and motivation. Researcher identified the appropriate means used for measuring seaport performance. Seaport performance is measured by using tools called Port Performance Indicators, these tools are categorized into operational indicators and financial indicators, also researcher had coming with various measures that need to be instituted so as to promote seaport performance including good custom clearance procedures, active connections of seaport with hinterlands and installation of modern maritime and port facilities. Researcher concluded that, port has got great chance on the contribution of the economic growth of a country. A port can contribute much as it can to economic growth of a country if it performs well.

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 10:05
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:05
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1457

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