Port of Mombasa to handle 1.3m TEUs by 2022

Written By: Ann Mburu
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The Kenya Ports Authority is targeting to improve efficiency at the Port of Mombasa to grow cargo handling capacity to 1.6 million containers by the year 2022.

Managing Director Daniel Manduku says they are working on reducing the turnaround time in cargo handling from 3.5 days in 2014 to two days in the year 2022.

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The year 2014 was the first time ever for the Port of Mombasa to handle one million TEUs and ever since, the numbers have continued to rise.

KPA Managing Director Daniel Manduku says container traffic which increased to 1.3 million Twenty-foot Equivalent Units is projected to hit 1.6 million Twenty-foot Equivalent Units by the year 2022.

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He also noted that the Kenya Ports Authority is on improving the turnaround time from 3.5 days in 2014 to 2.0 days in 2022.

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KPA plans to renovate berth 11 to 14, build a multi-user grain facility and establish a special dedicated team to deal with all Standard Gauge Railway related projects at the Port of Mombasa.

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