Zanzibar – New Harbor

Infrastructure – Urban Transport Systems – Offshore Port – Waterfront Transformation – Proposal


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– Zanzibar Harbor Transformation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQf8D1qgxF0

– Zanzibar Story 1949 – British Pathé

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The area of the existing harbor shall be reserved for all kinds of cultural activities e.g. Museum of African Art

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5 thoughts on “Zanzibar – New Harbor

  1. Zanzibar to build new port

    ZANZIBAR plans to construct a new port to ease congestion at its Malindi port.

    Minister for Infrastructure and Communication Hamad Masoud Hamad said the new port to be located at Mpiga Duri in Unguja will be constructed to increase the island’s capacity to handle large ships and cargo.

    Malindi port handles between 140,000 and 160,000 tonnes of general cargo per year, including break bulk and about 25,000 tonnes of liquid cargo mainly petroleum products and edible oils.

    “We expect the new port to double the capacity of the island to handle more ships, containers and cargos arriving at Zanzibar,” said Mr Hamad, adding that, currently Malindi port is not able to dock more than three cargo ships.

    The current port does not have enough container terminals. Currently, there are more than 11,220 containers yet to be collected at the port.

    Malindi port was built in 1925 as a modest lighter port. The wharves of the main seaport were constructed in 1989-1991 with financial assistance from the European Union. The Port handles more than 90 per cent of Zanzibar trade.

    In recent years the European Union has been instrumental in funding the repair of pile caps at Malindi port.

    Several assessments of Malindi port condition were made between 1995 and 2001. However, no repair works have been done resulting in further deterioration of the wharves.

    Tanzania is planning to expand Dar es Salaam and Mtwara ports while at the same time, while plans are underway to build two new ones at Mwambani in Tanga and Mbegani in Bagamoyo.

    He further added that: “The challenge is to have efficient ports that ensure safe operation of cargo and passengers; adequate space for container handling and storage, adequate cargo handling gear and berth space to accommodate traffic and separation between cargo and passenger terminals.

    It is only recently that Zanzibar Ports Corporation (ZPC) has been able to separate passengers and cargo, prior to this many accidents involving passengers and cargo.

    There is now a clear demarcation between the two, which has greatly the efficiency of the port.

    “I have witnessed overcrowding at Malindi port, the government must do something to eliminate this anomaly,” said Issa Haji Ussi, the Zanzibar Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Communication.

    Mr. Haji said the piling up of cargo at Malindi port is hindering the development of Zanzibar. “Zanzibar needs to have an international port that will foster development of the Isles,” he said.

    Recently Dr. Harrison Mwakyembe, the Tanzania Minister for Transport was quoted saying that Tanzania needs about Tsh 9.5 trillion ($ 6.1 billion) over the next five years to finance infrastructure development projects including railways, ports, airports and roads.

    “We have no other choice for economic development but to improve the infrastructure,” said Dr. Mwakyembe.

    Tanzania is currently an ongoing process to expand Dar es Salaam and Mtwara ports while at the same time, while plans are underway to build two new ones at Mwambani in Tanga and Mbegani in Bagamoyo.

  2. Zanzibar to build new port

    Tuesday, 19 June 2012 08:37

    The semi-autonomous Tanzanian archipelago of Zanzibar is planning to construct a new port to ease congestion at Malindi Port on the island

    The minister for infrastructure and communication, Hamad Masoud Hamad, made the announcement in Unguja while discussing congestion problems at the Malindi Port.
    “The port is incapable of handling a large number of ships and congestion has been increasing every day due to regular offloading of cargo,” Hamad said.
    He added that the new port will be constructed at Mpiga Duri in Unguja and said, “We expect this port to boost the capacity of Zanzibar to handle larger ships and cargos in future.”
    Reports show that the Malindi port handles between 140,000 and 160,000 tonnes of consignment annually which includes 25,000 tonnes of liquid cargo, mainly petroleum and edible products.
    “We want the new port to have double the capacity for handling bigger oil and container ships,” said the minister.
    For the time being, the government is looking for funds and investors to go ahead with the project.
    “A feasibility study was conducted two months ago for us to get a general picture on how much space is needed for containers,” Hamad added.
    Malindi port was built in 1925 as a modest light port, but currently lacks infrastructure and storage facilities.

  3. Tanzania: Zanzibar to Build New Port

    BY DOREEN DAVID, 17 JUNE 2012

    Unguja — The government of Zanzibar is planning to construct a new port in the near future, in a move which will work to ease the existing congestion at Malindi Port on the Island.

    The Zanzibar’s Minister for Infrastructure and Communication, Mr. Hamad Masoud Hamad told East African Business Week in Unguja recently that Malindi port is too congested.

    “The Malindi Port is now incapable of handling the large number of ships which have been increasing day to day while the offloading of cargo delayed due to port’s inability,” Hamad said.

    He said the new port will be constructed at Mpiga Duri in Unguja and he added, “We expect this port to boost the capacity of Zanzibar to handle larger ships and cargos in the near future.”

    He added that for the time being, Malindi port handles between 140,000 and 160,000 tonnes of consignment annually. This includes 25,000 tonnes of liquid cargo mainly petroleum and edible products.

    “We want the new port to double the capacity of handling bigger oil and container ships, said Hamad and added, the Malindi port doesn’t have capacity to dock more than three cargo ships at time.”

    For the time being, the government is looking for funds and investors to be able to invest in this project, he said.

    “The feasibility study was conducted two months ago in a move which will give us the general picture on how much space is needed for containers, so as to boost our businesses,” he added.

    Malindi port was built in 1925 as a modest light port. The wharves of the main seaport were constructed in 1989-1991 with financial assistance from the European Union. The Port handles more than 90% of Zanzibar trade.

    Hamad said the port lacks infrastructure (quays, container stacking yard) and storage facilities.

    Several assessments of Malindi port were made between 1995 and 2001. However, no repair works were been done resulting in further deterioration of the wharves,” he said.

    Mr Issa Haji Ussi, the Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Communication in Zanzibar said cargo congestion at Malindi affecting the development of Zanzibar. “Zanzibar needs to have an international port which will foster development of the Isles.

    Dr. Harrison Mwakyembe, the Minister for Transport was recently quoted by local media as saying that Tanzania needs about Tsh9.5 trillion ($ 6.1 billion) over the next five years to finance infrastructure development projects such as railway, ports, airports and roads.

    “We have no other means that could work to grow our economy rather than using better and reliable roads and railway,” Mwakyembe said.

    Tanzania is currently in the process of expanding its Dar es Salaam and Mtwara ports while at the same time planning to build two docks at Mwambani in Tanga and Mbegani in Bagamoyo.

  4. PORTS INFRASTRUCTURE

    Zanzibar plans new port to ease congestion

    By: John Muchira – 13th July 2012

    The island of Zanzibar – part of the United Republic of Tanzania – has unveiled plans to build a new port to cater for increasing trade and ease congestion at the Port of Malindi. Zanzibar Minister for Infrastructure and Communication Hamad Masoud Ham says a feasibility study into the proposed $1.8- billion project had been concluded.

    Because of the magnitude of the investment, the government of Zanzibar plans to approach international lenders and shipping companies to partner it in the project. According to Ham, the decision to invest in a new port was based on the fact that the Port of Malindi is unable to handle the increasing volume of goods entering and leaving the island.

    Constructed in 1925, the Port of Malindi currently handles between 140 000 t/y and 160 000 t/y, including 25 000 t/y of liquid cargo, mainly petroleum and edible products. The port, which handles more than 90% of Zanzibar trade, is in a poor state in terms of infrastructure like quays and container stacking yards, and also faces constraints that include a limited operational area and storage facilities. “The Port of Malindi is now incapable of handling the increasing number of ships and this is causing delays in the offloading of cargo,” says Ham.

    Zanzibar, located in the Indian Ocean, lies 22 miles off mainland Tanzania.

    The decision by Zanzibar to implement the Port of Malindi project comes at a time when other East African countries are investing in port infrastructure to take advantage of increasing foreign-direct investment and trade in the region. Tanzania intends to invest $400-million to increase the capacity of the Port of Dar es Salaam, while Kenya has already embarked on a $117.6- million project to expand the capacity of the Port of Mombasa.

    Edited by: Martin Zhuwakinyu

  5. Tanzania: Zanzibar to Get Better U.S.$200 Million Port
    in Port News 16/09/2015

    Last week, President Dr Ali Mohamed Shein (below), said China’s Exim Bank will lend $200 million for the project first mooted three years ago.

    He said it will be built at Mpiga-duri coastal area starting early next year. Zanzibar island is located in the Indian Ocean, about 35 kilometres off mainland Tanzania.

    Malindi port was built in 1925 as a modest lighter port. The wharves of the main seaport were constructed in 1989-1991 with financial assistance from the European Union. The port handles more than 90% of Zanzibar trade.

    In 2012, Zanzibar’s Minister for Infrastructure and Communication, Hamad Masoud Hamad told East African Business Week, “Malindi port is too congested. The Malindi Port is now incapable of handling the large number of ships which have been increasing day to day while the offloading of cargo delayed due to port’s inability.

    “We want the new port to double the capacity of handling bigger oil and container ships, said Hamad and added, the Malindi port doesn’t have capacity to dock more than three cargo ships at time,” he said.

    The Export-Import Bank of China was founded in 1994. It is a state bank solely owned by the Chinese government and under the direct leadership of the State Council. Its international credit ratings are the same as China’s sovereign ratings.

    Source: East African Business Week

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