ar es Salaam Maritime Institute is the first maritime training institution of its kind to be set up in the country. Institute (DMI) was established on the 3rd July 1978 as a training wing of Tanzania Coastal Shipping Line (TACOSHILI), known as Dar es Salaam Maritime Training Unit (DMTU) to fulfil the needs for well-trained Seafarers. On realising the ever increasing needs for maritime training, the Government transformed the training unit to Dar es Salaam Maritime Institute (DMI) by the Act of Parliament No. 22 of 1991 to cater for greater needs of Shipping Industry in the region. Previously all Shipping companies were forced to send their cadets abroad to be trained as marine officers. DMI is accredited by NACTE (to offer NTAs Level 4 -8), SUMATRA (to offer certificate of competency-CoC), CILT (courses in Logistics & Transport) and ABMA (courses in Shipping and Logistics)
DMI is the centre of Excellence in Maritime Education and Training in the East African region. The centre has qualified Personnel and provides quality education which suits market needs in the aspect of being employed and self employment.