Tanzania International Container Terminal Services (TICTS), has been feted.
The firm was awarded for achieving a new record annual throughout of 592,000 TEUs in last year.
According to a statement from the firm, the last record annual throughput of 501,690 TEUs was achieved during the year 2017. In the year 2018, TICTS also achieved a monthly record of throughput of 54,447TEUs achieved in August and a monthly record of 31,239 gate moves was also handled in March 2018.
The volume of local and transit traffic has grown by 18 per cent over that of the year 2017. Transit cargo for all countries on average increased by more than 38.9 percent year on year in 2018. The increase in cargo requires expedited efficiency in clearance just after discharge to reduce dwell time therefore enabling TICTS and the Port to increase efficiency and capacity in handling more cargo. The company has achieved this volume growth in the year despite very challenging international and regional business environment.
According to the Chief Executive Officer, Jared Zerbe, the assistance and corporation received from the Government of Tanzania, Tanzania Port Authority (TPA), Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) our great staff and our customers/stakeholders using the Port have been the source of growth for TICTS in 2018.
“I am especially proud of our very good team at TICTS who have worked together so well to meet the challenge of strong growth in cargo handling.’’ He said.
To increase efficiency in handling increasing volumes, TICTS will continue working with the Government of Tanzania, TPA, TRA and our customers to address all challenges affecting cargo clearance efficiency at the Dar es Salaam Port.
TICTS operates the container terminal at the port of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. As Tanzania’s leading container handling facility, TICTS is committed to moving ahead and strengthening its role as the country’s premier maritime gateway to Eastern, Central and Southern Africa.
TICTS is a member of Hutchison Ports, the port and related services division of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited (CK Hutchison). It has a network of port operations in 51 ports spanning 26 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East , Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australasia. Over the years, Hutchison Ports has expanded into other logistics and transportation-related businesses, including cruise ship terminals, airport operations, distribution centers, rail services and ship repair facilities.