In Land Container Depots and Container Freight Services Decongestion Strategies: The case study of Tanzania Ports Authority

Kondo , Fadhil Abdallah (2014) In Land Container Depots and Container Freight Services Decongestion Strategies: The case study of Tanzania Ports Authority. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The aim of the study was to examine decongestion strategies used in inland container depots (ICDs) and container freight services (CFSs) at Tanzania sea ports. Specifically the study was to identify factors that contribute to the increased congestion of Tanzanian seaports; to assess the effects of congestion at Tanzania seaports; to identify some of the decongestion strategies implemented by Tanzania seaports managements and to investigate factors hindering implementation of the decongestion strategies. The study used survey design and involved questionnaires and interviews as the tools for data collection. The study also used secondary data collection methods such as documentation of various reports. The study found that lack of enough cargo handling equipments, small size of the port, large number of port users; poor port management and poor policy implementations were factors that contribute to the congestion at Dar es Salaam seaport. While the results of congestion was found to be loss of working time, cargos/parcels and income to the clients, ship traffic, delay of ship turn round time and lastly diversion of cargoes from Dar es Salaam seaport to other ports especially Mombasa seaport. It was also found that in general decongestion strategies have been not fully implemented by Tanzania seaport management. The study recommended that government should assist in building and improvement some infrastructure which will meet current developments and technological changes in the shipping industry

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: 14 Jan 2016 12:05
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:05
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/796

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