Published On: Fri, Aug 21st, 2015

Mombasa reports increase in volumes

Mombasa 1NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – KENYA’S largest seaport, Mombasa, has recorded an increase in business volumes during the first half of the year.

According to Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) Managing Director, Gichiri Ndua, the seaport’s cargo for half-year ended June 30 was 13,21 million tonnes compared to 11,88 million recorded during the same period last year.

Mombasa seaport, which also serves as the harbour gateway for fellow East African Region (EAR) member states comprising Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda, among others saw an increase on both rail and road.

Ndua said Mombasa seaport witnessed an increase of transit traffic to fellow regional member states, from 3,5 million tonnes during the same period last year to 3,9 million tonnes in the first six months this year.

The increased economic activities and performance in the region has seen us import more cargo,said Ndua.

KPA boss noted that the transshipment traffic also increased from 160 000 tonnes last year to a whopping 284 000 tonnes.

– CAJ News

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