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Wednesday, 03 September 2014

Dar port the most expensive for EAC importers

A new report by the Shippers Council of Eastern Africa shows that the port of Dar es Salaam is the most expensive for importers in the region, besides being the slowest in clearing goods. Dar es Salaam charges wharfage as a percentage of the value of the cargo, 16 per cent for domestic imports, 12.5 per cent for transit imports and 1 per cent for domestic and transit exports. The report also shows that weighbridges, police checkpoints and heavy traffic in major cities like Nairobi, Eldoret and Kampala were the main causes of delays on the two transport corridors in East Africa and urges East African governments to invest in infrastructure and provide incentives for the private sector to provide more efficient transport and logistics services.

Source: theeastafrican