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Cargo Handling at Mombasa port

CARGO dwell time at the Port of Mombasa has reduced from an average of 5.6 days in December 2020 to 4.6 days in January 2021.

This follows a raft of strategic operational changes implemented by the Authority. Recently Kenya Ports Authority took over the operations at Port Reitz Yard and reorganized the planning units of the logistics partners, increasing harmony in the operations of the unit hence increasing end-to-end efficiency in the port operations.

Dangerous cargo loading which was previously experiencing great delays due to distance of the loading zone from stacking blocks was improved by allowing it to be loaded at the now optimized line 12 at Port Reitz which is more efficient especially for cargo received at Container Terminal 2.

Additionally, centralization of the cargo handling processes and the recently introduced double deck wagons on the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) have significantly contributed to increased deliveries to the …