Port of Hamburg’s cooperation with the Port of Dar-es-Salaam has been in effect since 2007. Dar-es-Salaam is one of three sea ports in Tanzania, handling 95 percent of the country’s international trade, and moreover serving as the link with the world’s oceans for the landlocked countries of Malawi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Ruanda and Uganda.
In 2012, Dar-es-Salaam handled a total throughput of 12 million TEU. The port has a quay length of around 2,000 meters, with 11 deep-water berths. Around two-thirds of goods handled consist of liquid cargoes, the remainder being general cargoes and containers. Coffee, tea, cotton and seeds as well as sugar and tobacco, are important exports. Machinery, chemicals, fertilizers and motor vehicles are imported.