Dar es Salaam Port was one of the immediate points of focus by the new John Magufuli government and it was not hard to see why. This facility is, in all intents and purposes, Tanzania Treasury’s cash-cow which, whenever it suffered a crash, the revenue collection targets suffered a great deal.
Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) has cleared a South African logistic company of accusations of conducting clearing and forwarding business without a permit.
Officials have said they are ready to roll out their plan, which involves moving crude oil by trucks, train and pipeline, having tested it under every conceivable economic model. The Cabinet approved the early crude export plan last week, raising fresh queries over the commercial viability of setting up logistical assets worth over Sh200 billion before exploration firms discover new reserves.