Port of Tanga

The Port of Tanga is the second largest port in Tanzania.[2]

Tanga Port
A ship anchored in the Tanga Bay
Port of Tanga
Location of Port of Tanga
Port of Tanga
Port of Tanga (Africa)
Port of Tanga
Port of Tanga (Earth)
LocationPort Road, Central, Tanga, Tanzania
Coordinates5°3′57.6″S 39°6′20″E
Operated byTanzania Ports Authority
Owned byTanzanian Government
Type of harborNatural
Available berths2
Vessel arrivals86 (2016) [1]
Annual cargo tonnage 677,000 (2016) [1]
Capacity700,000 tons p.a.


At present, the port is served by three shipping lines: Delmas, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and Inchcape.[3]

Tanzania-Uganda Pipeline

Tanzania president John Magufuli and Uganda president Yoweri Museveni agree to construct the Tanzania-Uganda oil pipeline at the 17th East African Heads of State summit in Arusha on 6 March 2016.[4] The pipeline will run for 1,400 km from Lake Albert basin to the port of Tanga. The pipeline was initially agreed to run from Uganda to Kenya to the Lamu Port and Lamu-Southern Sudan-Ethiopia Transport Corridor.[5] The pipeline is to cost over $4 billion and will provide 1,500 direct jobs across the region. The three companies that have a stake in the project are Total S.A., China National Offshore Oil Corporation and Tullow Oil, who preferred the Tanzanian route due to safety concerns in the Kenyan Northern corridor. The construction is to begin in August 2016 and will take two years to build.[6]


  1. "Annual Report 2016" (PDF). www.ports.go.tz. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  2. "Profile: Tanga". Tanzania Ports Authority. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  3. "Rumour Tanga port is losing business denied". The Citizen. 20 December 2014. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  4. "Magufuli's Tanzania wins race for billion-dollar oil pipe as Uganda opts out of deal with Kenya". MG Africa. 2016-03-02. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  5. "Tanzania's Magufuli pushes for quick start to Uganda oil pipeline as Kenya tries to salvage deal". MG Africa. 2016-03-14. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  6. "Tanzania sets date for laying of new pipeline". Daily Nation. Retrieved 2016-03-16.

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