Vision and Mission


To lead in the provision of quality services that meet the needs of its stakeholders in the East Africa Region.


To provide port services efficiently with aim of promoting the country’s economy.

Roles of ZPC

Development and Promotion

The major responsibilities as stipulated in the Act includes managing, operating, developing and promoting Port industry in Zanzibar.


ZPC is expected in particular to perform the role of an operator in terms of Commercial Activities of Port sector on the Island of Zanzibar (Unguja & Pemba).

Director General's Message

Mr. Akif Ali Khamis

Zanzibar Ports Corporation (ZPC) is a parastatal organization established under the Act No. 1, 1997, passed by the House of Representatives. ZPC is an autonomous organization which is responsible for managing, operating and developing ports of Zanzibar.

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Passenger Operations

The primary focus is on ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience for passengers, from ticket booking and boarding to in-transit services. Passenger operations involve meticulous planning, scheduling, and coordination to guarantee a smooth journey, emphasizing comfort, safety, and punctuality.

Cargo Operations

The focus of cargo operations is on ensuring the timely and secure movement of goods from the point of origin to the destination. It encompasses activities like loading, unloading, storage, and documentation. It play a crucial role in global trade, facilitating the movement of goods across borders and contributing to supply chain efficiency.

Container Operations

This encompasses the loading, unloading, and handling of standardized containers, typically measuring 20 or 40 feet in length. Containerization revolutionized the logistics industry, providing a standardized and scalable solution for global trade. Container operations optimize the packing and unpacking process.

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