Analysis on the Effects of Cargo Handling Factors to Port Performance in Tanzania: A Case of Dar es Salaam Port

Mapunda, Zikomo (2016) Analysis on the Effects of Cargo Handling Factors to Port Performance in Tanzania: A Case of Dar es Salaam Port. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to provide an analysis on the effects of cargo handling factors to port performance in Tanzania. The study wanted to find out why despite the increasing importance of cargo handling in economic growth and port performance, yet in some countries like Tanzania there is less effort to improve the situation. The assumption was cargo handling is a backbone of a port, therefore, any effort to improve cargo handling simultaneously influencing the economic growth, development and performance. In order to find answers to the above raised puzzle the study employed qualitative research methodology, through IDI‟s, observation, and documentary reviews. The finding of the study reveals that there are several problems concerning cargo handling in Tanzania ports. Among the problem mentioned mostly include bureaucracy (hierarchical), cargo clearance and logistics management. These problems have said to deteriorate the performance of port and subsequently in economic growth and development. Additional to that it is revealed that inadequate technological equipment in cargo handling is among the hindrance factor to the performance of the port. It was revealed that some countries decided not to be served by Tanzania port because of mentioned problems. Lastly, the study recommended that in order to improve performance of Tanzania port, raise revenue, economic growth and development cargo handling factor should be improved.

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: 28 Sep 2018 07:19
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2018 07:19
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1926

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