Emirates News Agency – DP World launches e-commerce platform in Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM, 29th March, 2022 (WAM) — DP World today announced the launch of its wholesale e-commerce platform in Tanzania. This online marketplace will allow Tanzanian companies to have better access to international markets. It will also provide a safer and more reliable supply chain, thanks to DP World’s global port and logistics network.

The new platform enables Tanzanian businesses to buy wholesale products in a variety of categories, both domestically and internationally. offers users a unique combination of advanced technology and physical infrastructure from DP World – which includes the port of Berbera in Somaliland – to solve several key challenges facing the growth of e-commerce in Africa. These include reliable execution, secure financial transactions and safe movement of goods.

This latest expansion of follows launches in Kenya and Rwanda last year, which have created an online trading community of over 1,500 active traders. The establishment in Tanzania demonstrates’s commitment to creating a strategic commercial gateway in East Africa by working in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce.

Commenting on today’s launch, Mahmood Al Bastaki, COO of Dubai Trade World, said: “ offers local businesses the opportunity to grow into international businesses by giving them access to new markets in Africa, the Middle East and the rest of the world We are excited to continue our expansion in East Africa with our launch in Tanzania, a key strategic market given its fast growing economy and trade market underserved electronics. We hope access to these new digital tools will allow local businesses to thrive.”

Mr. Paul Koyi, Chairman of the Tanzania Chambers of Commerce, said: “Tanzania’s development vision for 2025 is to have a strong, diversified, resilient and competitive economy that can adapt easily and with confidence to changing market and technological conditions in the regional and global economy.We know that exciting opportunities such as those offered by our strategic partnerships with DP World and will help us drive this vision forward. In addition, they will allow us to increase our country’s trade connectivity, create an easy-to-access market for Tanzanian entrepreneurs and help us ensure long-term sustainable growth.Thanks to our local expertise, as well as to DP World’s global footprint and influence, we have a bright and prosperous future ahead of us in a global market.”

Translated by: Gihane Fawzi.


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