9 July 2014

Kenya: KPA Boosts Cargo Haul

KENYA Ports Authority targets to increase container throughput at the port to 1.6 million from the current 900,000 TEU's. Total throughput is expected to reach 28.5 million tonnes annually from the current 22 million with an annual growth rate of 7.5 per cent.

KPA managing director Gichiri Ndua said the container dwell-time will reduce to three days from the current 4.9 days.

The ship turnaround time will decrease from 3.5 days to 48 hours.

These, Ndua says will be achieved through the KPA strategic plan 2013-2017, officially launched by president Uhuru Kenyatta last week.

Speaking to the Star on Phone yesterday, Ndua said the port of Mombasa will also have a facility capacity of 130 per cent, which will increase the ability to handle more cargo in less time.

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