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Construction of New LAMU Port Reaches Milestone
The new Lamu Port in Kenya took a big step towards completion yesterday with the announcement that its first of 22 berths is finished. According to the South Sudan and Ethiopia Transport Corridor Development Authority, the second and third berths will be completed by December 2020.
Port expected to process 31 million tons of cargo this year
The Port of Mombasa this year expects to handle a total throughput of slightly over 31 million tons and 1.2 million Twenty Foot Equivalent (Teus) up from 30.35 million tons and 1.190 million Teus handled last year.
Record set as one of world’s largest cargo ships docks at Mombasa
The Kenya Ports Authority has welcomed one of the world’s largest cargo ships which docked in Mombasa on Thursday. KPA received the 300-meter long Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) MAXINE loaded with over 4,500 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUS). The ship, in its maiden voyage, beat the previous record of container carrier Livorno of 1,265 moves registered late June. “The Port of Mombasa has registered a new performance record of 1,450 moves within an eight-hour shift in the container operations,” KPA said in a statement. MSC Maxine, with a container capacity of 9,411 TEUs, the largest container carrier to dock at the Port, also recorded an average of 181 gross moves per hour to break Liberian registered Livorno’s record of 140 gross moves per hour.News schreiben