Adani Ports inks 30-year concession to operate Tanzania terminal

Adani Ports inks 30-Year concession to operate terminal in Tanzania

Adani International Ports Holdings Pte Ltd. (AIPH), a wholly owned subsidiary of Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd. (APSEZ), has signed a 30-year concession agreement with the Tanzania Ports Authority.

This agreement is to operate and manage Container Terminal 2 at the Dar es Salaam Port.

The terminal with its four berths has an annual cargo handling capacity of 1 million TEU and managed 820,000 million TEU of containers in 2023, estimated to be 83 per cent of Tanzania’s total container volumes.

East Africa Gateway Limited (EAGL) has been incorporated as a joint venture of AIPH, AD Ports Group and East Harbour Terminals Limited (EHTL). APSEZ will be the controlling shareholder and will consolidate EAGL on its books.

EAGL has signed a Share Purchase Agreement for the acquisition of a 95 per cent stake in Tanzania International Container Terminal Services Limited (TICTS) from Hutchison Port Holdings Limited (and its affiliate Hutchison Port Investments Limited) and Harbours Investment Limited for a purchase consideration of $39.5 million.

TICTS currently owns all the port handling equipment and employs the manpower. Adani will operate container terminal 2 through TICTS.

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“The signing of the concession for Container Terminal 2 at Dar es Salaam Port is in line with APSEZ’s ambition of becoming one of the largest port operators globally by 2030,” said Karan Adani, Managing Director, APSEZ.

“We are confident that with our expertise and network in ports and logistics, we will be able to enhance trade volumes and economic cooperation between our ports and East Africa. We will strive to transform Dar es Salaam Port into a world class port.”

Late last year, APSEZ entered into a second strategic partnership for the operation of Adani Ennore Container Terminal Pvt Ltd (AECTPL) with Terminal Investment Limited (TiL), MSC’s container terminal operating and investing arm.

More recently, the management of Adani Krishnapatnam Port Limited (AKPL) dismissed rumours that AKPL is stopping container operations to relocate at Katupalli Port.

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