Welcome to Zanzibar Shipping Corporation


Located at a city center of Zanzibar, Zanzibar Shipping Corporation is wholly owned by the government and it started with a paid up capital of TZS 82.912 million. It has been in shipping business over forty years. It is a Corporation formed to purposely serve sea mobility needs of the people and goods between the islands of Unguja and Pemba, and between islands and other ports of east and eastern Africa. It has main goal is becoming a leading operator of sea transportation services in the eastern and southern Africa region.

SHIPCO provides a great variety of services in shipping industry. As it is name indicates, it offer sea transportation services of passengers and goods traffics. It also offers agency services to local and foreign vessels calling Zanzibar.

We are pleased to invite you to take a look at our services shown in our website and we will be very delighted hearing from you

Mr. Makame Hasnu Makame

Managing Director


We manage and operate government owned merchant ships in order to offer a growing population of Unguja and Pemba islands with reliable, safe and affordable sea transportation service. In other words, SHIPCO is aimed at serving sea mobility needs of the people and goods between the Islands of Unguja and Pemba, and between these Islands and other ports of East Africa.



With a sustained track record in the shipping and logistic industry, Zanzibar Shipping Corporation is a trusted partner of some of the world’s largest companies. We aim to provide best-in-class service and became a reputable, reliable and consistent partner of choice for the cargo owners as well as owners and operators of container vessels, dry bulk, break bulk and project cargo vessels. Read More...



Our Schedules and Prices We have two trips on a week from Unguja to Pemba (Monday and Friday) and two trips on a week from Pemba to Unguja(Tuesday and Saturday) Economy Class... Read More...



SHIPCO has recently purchased a new modern product tanker, MT Ukombozi II to replace the old-fashioned MT Ukombozi. MT Ukombozi II is a modern double hull ship having capacity of carrying up to 3,500 tons of petroleum products. The ship has 86.21 meters long, 14 meters wide and four holds (eight tanks) of fuel. It has two manifolds for loading and unloading petroleum products. It is built in accordance with national and internationally accepted standards. Read More...