Despite the prolonged Election, Kilindini port records 10% growth in cargo traffic.

spear

Village Sponsor
#1
Mombasa port traffic up 10pc in nine months to Sept
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017 10:13
BY REUTERS


Kenya’s main port, Mombasa, handled 10.6 per cent more cargo in the first nine months of this year, helped by an expansion of its handling capacity and a new railway system, the port’s management said on Monday.

Activity in east Africa’s biggest port is considered a measure of economic activity for the region.

Mombasa handles imports such as fuel for Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan and eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

The increased traffic comes despite prolonged tensions over an election in August which was nullified and then rerun in October.

Mombasa handled 22.8 million tonnes of cargo between January and September compared with 20.6 million in the same period last year, Catherine Mturi, the port managing director, said.

READ: Mombasa port traffic up 12pc in first half

Imports accounted for 19.3 million tonnes, up from 17.4 million in the same 2016 period, an increase of 10.4 per cent.

It handled 2.8 million tonnes in exports, up 3.2 percent on the 2.7 million tonnes in the same period last year.

Transit traffic increased by 8.5 per cent to 6.5 million tonnes from 5.9 million.

Uganda remained the biggest transit market, accounting for 81 per cent of all transit cargo.

Last year Kenya commissioned the first phase of a second $300 million container terminal that provides an additional cargo-handling capacity of 550,000 TEUs (20-foot-equivalent units) per year.

Construction of a second phase is scheduled to start early next year and will provide additional capacity of 450,000 TEUs, said Mturi
 

gikuyu

Village Elder
#2
Mombasa port traffic up 10pc in nine months to Sept
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017 10:13
BY REUTERS


Kenya’s main port, Mombasa, handled 10.6 per cent more cargo in the first nine months of this year, helped by an expansion of its handling capacity and a new railway system, the port’s management said on Monday.

Activity in east Africa’s biggest port is considered a measure of economic activity for the region.

Mombasa handles imports such as fuel for Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan and eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

The increased traffic comes despite prolonged tensions over an election in August which was nullified and then rerun in October.

Mombasa handled 22.8 million tonnes of cargo between January and September compared with 20.6 million in the same period last year, Catherine Mturi, the port managing director, said.

READ: Mombasa port traffic up 12pc in first half

Imports accounted for 19.3 million tonnes, up from 17.4 million in the same 2016 period, an increase of 10.4 per cent.

It handled 2.8 million tonnes in exports, up 3.2 percent on the 2.7 million tonnes in the same period last year.

Transit traffic increased by 8.5 per cent to 6.5 million tonnes from 5.9 million.

Uganda remained the biggest transit market, accounting for 81 per cent of all transit cargo.

Last year Kenya commissioned the first phase of a second $300 million container terminal that provides an additional cargo-handling capacity of 550,000 TEUs (20-foot-equivalent units) per year.

Construction of a second phase is scheduled to start early next year and will provide additional capacity of 450,000 TEUs, said Mturi
good news.i have always asked myself,once the Lamu port is complete,where will the cargo come from?
 

spear

Village Sponsor
#6
good news.i have always asked myself,once the Lamu port is complete,where will the cargo come from?
To attract business just make it cheaper, faster and efficient and business will come. All cargo from North Kenya has to go to Nairobi then Mombasa at a greater expense. Development bank of South Africa offered 60 billion to build a class A highway from Lamu to Isiolo similar to Isiolo/Moyale road and its construction starts in March 2018. Isiolo to Turkana n S. Sudan border through Samburu has already been awarded. Cargo from Mt. Kenya and NEP have a shorter route to a new modern port that can handle bigger post Panama ships. Besides the region needs another port to handle the extra traffic, reduce port congestion and delays. Right now I can see 11 vessels awaiting to dock. Half could be rerouted to Lamu beforehand.

On the increased cargo traffic KPA has always got on average 14% annual cargo increase for more than a decade. It has enabled them to repay all loans Treasury takes on its behalf for modernization and operations without expecting some boost from Treasury. This is despite not working to full efficiency. With the further changes to be a fully digital port, online/electronic payments and the future advanced duty payments at port of origin (trial run completed by KEBS) then the numbers keep on getting better.

Lastly in the last election period, 2013, cargo traffic went down and cargo collection was slow leading to congestion. This time it was full steam ahead.
 
#8
good news.i have always asked myself,once the Lamu port is complete,where will the cargo come from?
Ease of doing business means more people are able to do business(not just the able few), then growth increases more people transact... An unending growth means that port becomes congested and room for more ports required. We're just thinking ahead.
 

gikuyu

Village Elder
#9
To attract business just make it cheaper, faster and efficient and business will come. All cargo from North Kenya has to go to Nairobi then Mombasa at a greater expense. Development bank of South Africa offered 60 billion to build a class A highway from Lamu to Isiolo similar to Isiolo/Moyale road and its construction starts in March 2018. Isiolo to Turkana n S. Sudan border through Samburu has already been awarded. Cargo from Mt. Kenya and NEP have a shorter route to a new modern port that can handle bigger post Panama ships. Besides the region needs another port to handle the extra traffic, reduce port congestion and delays. Right now I can see 11 vessels awaiting to dock. Half could be rerouted to Lamu beforehand.

On the increased cargo traffic KPA has always got on average 14% annual cargo increase for more than a decade. It has enabled them to repay all loans Treasury takes on its behalf for modernization and operations without expecting some boost from Treasury. This is despite not working to full efficiency. With the further changes to be a fully digital port, online/electronic payments and the future advanced duty payments at port of origin (trial run completed by KEBS) then the numbers keep on getting better.

Lastly in the last election period, 2013, cargo traffic went down and cargo collection was slow leading to congestion. This time it was full steam ahead.
i have a feeling; NB feeling-that the pipeline from Uganda will be reverted back to kenya
 

shocks

Village Sponsor
#10
To attract business just make it cheaper, faster and efficient and business will come. All cargo from North Kenya has to go to Nairobi then Mombasa at a greater expense. Development bank of South Africa offered 60 billion to build a class A highway from Lamu to Isiolo similar to Isiolo/Moyale road and its construction starts in March 2018. Isiolo to Turkana n S. Sudan border through Samburu has already been awarded. Cargo from Mt. Kenya and NEP have a shorter route to a new modern port that can handle bigger post Panama ships. Besides the region needs another port to handle the extra traffic, reduce port congestion and delays. Right now I can see 11 vessels awaiting to dock. Half could be rerouted to Lamu beforehand.

On the increased cargo traffic KPA has always got on average 14% annual cargo increase for more than a decade. It has enabled them to repay all loans Treasury takes on its behalf for modernization and operations without expecting some boost from Treasury. This is despite not working to full efficiency. With the further changes to be a fully digital port, online/electronic payments and the future advanced duty payments at port of origin (trial run completed by KEBS) then the numbers keep on getting better.

Lastly in the last election period, 2013, cargo traffic went down and cargo collection was slow leading to congestion. This time it was full steam ahead.
Pia sgr next year, dar itaona moto
 

spear

Village Sponsor
#11
And what will happen to all CFS
They are now technically redundant. CFS owed their existence to KPA shortcomings. Now with the second container terminal, KPA has overcapacity. They have already been given notice that no more cargo will be rerouted to their facilities by Ministry of Transport. Siginon CFS have already taken the cue and signed up a tea exporter to use its facility for value addition factory before export of its products. The others better follow suit or end up with empty warehouses. They have to capture the export market or close down.
 

spear

Village Sponsor
#14
Pia sgr next year, dar itaona moto
I saw in circular that SGR Cargo commercial service begins officially on 1st Dec 2017. Since 1st June they have been transporting all GoK cargo from Port to Nairobi terminal for free as test trial. Kuna watu wengi wamekosa kitunguu for lose of that biz. This is the game changer we have been awaiting.
 

spear

Village Sponsor
#15
i have a feeling; NB feeling-that the pipeline from Uganda will be reverted back to kenya
The ug-tz pipeline has had three official ceremonies. The MoU signing and launch of construction at both ends. However they still don't know where the finances will come from. They have used their own money to hire transaction advisers to shop for finances despite Tz giving major concession on land leases and taxation. Its hard getting investors to Tz with megafools backdoor takeover of current investors businesses there. Even the very receptive oil industry major have gone silent. Total oil which bribed to get the pipeline to Tz has gone silent. It instead bought Mersk oil who own 25% of Lokichar exploration rights with Tullow at 50% and Africa oil at 25%.

Tullow is currently conducting FEED study for the Lokichar/Lamu pipeline. They got the tender on Oct 2017. It will decide the pipeline size, route, capacity, future expansion and costs.
 

gikuyu

Village Elder
#17
The ug-tz pipeline has had three official ceremonies. The MoU signing and launch of construction at both ends. However they still don't know where the finances will come from. They have used their own money to hire transaction advisers to shop for finances despite Tz giving major concession on land leases and taxation. Its hard getting investors to Tz with megafools backdoor takeover of current investors businesses there. Even the very receptive oil industry major have gone silent. Total oil which bribed to get the pipeline to Tz has gone silent. It instead bought Mersk oil who own 25% of Lokichar exploration rights with Tullow at 50% and Africa oil at 25%.

Tullow is currently conducting FEED study for the Lokichar/Lamu pipeline. They got the tender on Oct 2017. It will decide the pipeline size, route, capacity, future expansion and costs.
from where you seat,what do you think?can total re-route
 

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