Vessels in port
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.
China’s CCCC wins $398 mln contract to build Mombasa oil terminal
China Communications Construction Co has won a $398 million contract to build a new oil terminal at Kenya’s main port of Mombasa, the acting head of the Kenya Ports Authority said on Thursday. Daniel Manduku said the new terminal, whose construction will take 18 months, will raise the port’s oil handling capacity to 100,000 dead weight tonnes from the current facility’s 20,000-tonne capacity. Source: ReutersUpload News