Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Costs of Switching to Dar Port

From East African Business Week, Kampala, Uganda
By Joyce Mirembe

After four weeks of unrest in Kenya, Ugandan importers and exporters are increasingly turning to Dar es Salaam port as an alternative to Mombasa port; but how much more will it cost one to transport raw materials, finished merchandise or containers of coffee from Dar es Salaam to Kampala?

Well for starters, the distance to Dar es Salaam is much longer than the one to Mombasa. Logistically, it is much more expensive as part of the journey is across Lake Victoria between Mwanza in northern Tanzania and Port Bell near Kampala.

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