Dar es Salaam Port development update: Berth No.5 launched

China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) said in their latest announcement that the Berth No.5 was successfully launched at the Port of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania a couple of days ago.

During the ceremony, Leonard Chamuriho, the Minister for Works and Transport of Tanzania, fully recognized the achievements of the project in terms of safety and quality management.

Also, he expressed gratitude to CCCC’s subsidiary CHEC for “their efforts and outstanding performance in the port’s construction amid the ongoing global health crisis.”

As the busiest port of Tanzania, the Port of Dar es Salaam handles about 95% of the country’s cargo.

The CHEC-contracted Dar es Salaam Harbor No. 1-7 Berths Reconstruction and Expansion Project will increase the port’s annual throughput by 26% to 17.65 million tons.

Launch of the berth indicates that the project construction has entered the final stretch and lays a solid foundation for follow-up work and completion of the project. 

Photo: CCCC