Dutch company to build ferry terminal in Tanzania

Zanzibar Ports Corporation (ZPC) has signed a concession agreement with the Dutch development firm Zanzibar Ferry Development Company (ZF Devco), to develop an advanced passenger and RoRo ferry terminal in the archipelago of Zanzibar, Tanzania.

An impression of the proposed ferry terminal on Zanzibar An impression of the proposed ferry terminal on Zanzibar. Image: ZF Devco

The project aims to reduce persistent congestion issues faced by Kenya’s ageing port of Malindi, just over 300km to the north.

The new port’s development (named the Maruhubi project) will run in two phases, with a total estimated investment exceeding $350 million.

Phase 1 ($250 million) will include the construction of the marine infrastructure and ferry terminals.

Phase 2 ($100-$150 million) will see the establishment of a special economic zone, hospitality facilities, retail spaces, logistics centres, offices, and a large expo hall.

Completion of both phases of the project is expected to be completed 36 months after breaking ground.

President of Zanzibar, Hussein Mwinyi, said the project showed the “commitment of the Zanzibar government to working with the private sector” and that the partnership was “key to unlocking the economic potential of Zanzibar”.

ZF Devco is part of an international consortium, comprising Dutch and Tanzanian companies including Delta Marine Consultants, OrangeGaia, Kengo TZ, Borgh Go, TSCON, Equa-serve, Kimsons, C Concept Design and DISC.


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