Kenya Ports Authority Issues Notice to Shipping Lines on Cargo Clearance, Nomination

26 September 2022

Nairobi — The Kenya Ports Authority(KPA) has issued a public notice to shipping lines to facilitate importers' in the nomination of the place of clearance of cargo.

This includes Port clearance, Kenya Revenue Authority's Licensed Container Freight Stations (CFSS) and Kenya Ports Authority's Inland Container depots.

The notice follows President William Ruto's directive that clearing of all goods and other attendant operational issues be reverted to the Port of Mombasa.

Ruto said the move is aimed at restoring thousands of jobs that had been lost in Mombasa.

In a statement, KPA notified all Shipping Lines that importers' documentation of place of clearance and mode of transport for their goods shall be at their choice.

According to KPA, the notice supersedes the notice of June 6 2018 which locked out importers from nominating their place of clearance.

Meanwhile, the port of Mombasa remains resilient in the development of paths as outlined in its strategic plan for 2018-2022.

In a recent statement, KPA said it will improve services and invest in infrastructure development and capacity expansion programme ahead of schedule.

AllAfrica publishes around 600 reports a day from more than 100 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.