The Star (Nairobi)

9 August 2014

Kenya: Mombasa Port Ranked 74 Globally

THE modernisation of services at the Mombasa port has been praised by the Inter-governmental Society Committee on Shipping.

At a workshop in Mombasa town on Thursday, Iscos secretary general Kenneth Mwige said Kenya has improved in the world ranking of Logistic Performance Index.

LPI indicator is the world ranking of port facilities by rating the service delivery and customs clearance efficiency.

LPI indicator by the World Bank looks at six parameters, including efficiency of clearance process, quality of trade and transport-related infrastructure and ease of arranging competitively priced shipments.

Mwige said Kenya has improved from the position 122 in the year 2012 to 74 in this year's ranking.

"We must commend the government, KRA and other stakeholders for the modernisation initiatives being taken by customs to ensure simplification and harmonisation of custom procedure," he said.

Mwige said the efforts being undertaken are not in vain.

Germany is in position one up from position four in 2012 while Singapore, which was leading two years ago, has been thrown back to number five.

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