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Naivasha Inland Container Depot- Kenya Ports Authority

It was on the 17th of December last year when the Naivasha Inland Container Depot (ICD) swung open its doors.

Presided by Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, the depot commonly known as the Naivasha ICD was launched to enhance Kenya’s cargo handling capacity and significantly contribute to the sustainable development of our country’s and regional economies.

Currently, business is steadily picking up at the newly opened Naivasha Inland Container Depot with all the Government Agencies led by the Kenya Ports Authority already settled on the ground to offer services to ensure smooth cargo off-take.

The other agencies on the site include the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) and Kenya Railways Corporation. Meanwhile regional Customs Authorities namely Uganda Revenue Authority, Rwanda Revenue Authority, Burundi Revenue Authority and South Sudan Revenue Authority are also present.

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The Ministers/ Cabinet Secretaries e-meeting on cargo tracking system

Regional partner states have adopted the EAC electronic cargo and drivers tracking system in a bid to enhance information sharing on trucks across the bloc.

The system, which according to a statement from the EAC secretariat will be hosted at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania is expected to share truck driver’s information leveraging on that which is managed and operated by Revenue Authorities in the region, and the existing health information systems in Partner States.

The system allows the users to share information across borders in a transparent manner, and the truck drivers will need to upload the phone app on their phones.

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“Continuous screening will be done at selected check points along the transport corridors, which have already been designated, and information made available for all Partner States. Verification of documents will be done by customs, …