Modern jetty planned for Tanga Port oil terminal

Tanga port oil
Tanga port

The Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) is planning to develop a modern jetty at Raskazone Oil Terminal within Tanga Port.

According to the port’s management, the jetty will be capable of accommodating medium-sized petroleum tankers with Dead Weight Tonnage (DWT) ranging between 80,000 and 120,000 metric tones.

Tanga Port Manager Percival Salama said this when briefing oil and gas stakeholders from Uganda, who visited the facility to study the prospects of using the port in moving oil consignments from Uganda to Tanga through the central and Tanga railway lines.

He said the project is presently in the stage of engaging a consultant following successful completion of a geotechnical survey carried out by the University of Dar es Salaam-based engineering firm, BICCO.

Mr. Salama said since the government decided to use Tanga Port as the second entry point option for petroleum products under the Bulk Procurement System (BPS) in July 2015, the port has handled a total of 702,965.660 metric tons of petroleum products.

“Tanga Port has facilities to handle petroleum oil products and liquefied petroleum gas (LNG). The facilities include two conventional buoy Moorings (CBMs) one for refined petroleum oil products and the other for Liquefied
Petroleum Gas (LPG)” he said.


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