Shore handling charges at the key East Africa gateway ports of Mombasa and Dar es Salaam increased in 2015 while port dwell times for cargo continued to languish well below global standards.
16 Oct 2015
The Mombasa County government is trying to extract more fees from users of the Port of Mombasa at two points in the supply chain, which would further drive up shipping costs in East Africa’s largest container gateway.
26 Sep 2015
The ro-ro vessel Höegh Transporter has been released from detention in the Kenyan port of Mombasa where it was held for more than a week after authorities found undeclared weapons in a consignment of United Nations military vehicles from Mumbai.
14 Sep 2015
Shippers moving good through the rapidly-growing port of Mombasa may soon have to pay steep new fees if the governor of the port’s county has his way, a move that could shift cargo to rival Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
17 Jul 2015
The Port of Mombasa saw its container traffic grow by double digits in the first half of the year for the second straight year, suggesting that its investment in new container terminals, one of which opened in 2013, is already paying dividends.
06 Jul 2015
Dredging to host a rail terminal that will connect the Port of Mombasa to the capital of Nairobi is set to begin.
22 Jun 2015
Kenya is set to introduce a national single window system to streamline importing and exporting processes, ahead of trade powerhouses such as the U.S.
27 Apr 2015
For a region dismissed not so long ago as a bit of a backwater, where inefficiency, corruption and chronic congestion were the norm, east Africa is beginning to show its mettle.
18 Mar 2015
Truck drivers employed by Agility in Kenya ended a strike and are back at work, the company said, after a Kenyan court issued an order calling the strike “unlawful, and therefore unprotected.”
17 Mar 2015
Truck drivers employed by Agility Logistics in Kenya are protesting long working hours and lack of union representation, allegedly disrupting traffic on a key trade corridor that connects the Port of Mombasa to inland markets in Uganda and other nations.
13 Feb 2015
Shippers between Nairobi and the global flower hub of Amsterdam chartered at least 1,500 tons of additional air freight capacity in the two weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day to ship in flowers from Africa.