The Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) and Port of Antwerp-Bruges International formalized a framework for collaboration during the two-day Tanzania-European Union (EU) Business Forum held from 23 – 24 February in Dar es Salaam.
The MoU was signed between the Director General of Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA), Mr Plasduce Mbossa, and the Director of Port of Antwerp-Bruges International, Mr Mario Lievens.
Port of Antwerp-Bruges International (PoABI) and APEC-Antwerp/Flanders Port Training Centre (APEC) have been working together since 1979 with TPA on a sustainable partnership with a focus on capacity building.
“This collaboration resulted in the signing of a mutual beneficial memorandum of understanding for consultancy, studies and exchange on various port related activities, as well as training and capacity upscaling,” Mr Mbossa stated.
The aim of the MoU is to establish a stable model of institutional cooperation between both port authorities.
The areas of collaboration that have been identified in this stage, are axed on defining a long-term strategy for TPA, through strengthening the existing main port infrastructure of Dar es Salaam.
It will also focus on capitalising on its geostrategic position through improving the hinterland connectivity through the development of dry ports and lake ports, and preparing for additional capacity in the near future.