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Port of Mombasa Hits 1.4 Million Containers in 2019

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The Port of Mombasa container handling section bet its set target of 1.35 million TEUs (Total Equivalent Units) for 2019, closing the year at a capacity of 1.4 million TEUs.

Kenya Ports Authority attributes the high performance to the following factors:

  • Quick evacuation of cargo by the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR)
  • Dedicated workforce
  • Better managerial systems
  • Unprecedented growth in both transit and transhipment business
  • Stable work relations with stakeholders

In 2018, the facility only managed a total of 1.304 million TEUs. Therefore, there was an increase of 97,000 TEUs, translating to a 7.3% increase.

As reported by Xinhua, cargo throughput at the inland container terminal in Nairobi was 415,650 TEUs, up from 257,972 TEUs in 2018. This, thus, signifies a 61.1% growth.

In 2020, the port expects to handle a total of 1.5 million TEUs.

​The Port of Mombasa is the key entry and exit point for cargo belonging to a vast hinterland that includes Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, South Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia.

See Also:

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