Tanzania International Container Terminal Services (TICTS), located in the Port of Dar es Salaam, is supporting a Tanzanian government agricultural mechanisation and development project with a US$146,000 storage charge waiver for a shipment of unassembled tractors.
A total of 204 tractors, 180 disc harrows and 40 disc ploughs, will be assembled at the Tanzania Industrial Park (TAMCO) in Kibaha, Coastal Region.
The assembly will be performed by National Development Corporation (NDC) in collaboration with RUSUS Company of Poland.
Shipments for the project will continue as the government of Tanzania expects to import an additional 2,400 tractors, 2,400 disc harrows and 2,400 discs ploughs together with prefabs for assembling holes, machines, equipment and tools.
Waived charges were to be paid by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment through the state-owned National Development Corporation (NDC).
Agriculture is the foundation of Tanzania’s economy and development of this sector is important for alleviating poverty, enhancing social development and fostering economic growth.
Agricultural mechanisation plays a role by generating feedstock for industrialisation while supporting technological innovation and sustainable development.
Jared Zerbe, TICTS CEO, said: “As the main objective of the project is to provide tractors to farmers at affordable prices, thereby supporting modernisation of agricultural development, TICTS has waived the storage charge to reduce clearance costs.
“We will continue to support this project by facilitating priority clearance for future government-ordered shipments.”