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    The Port of Mombasa is the largest in East Africa and provides

    direct connectivity to over 80 ports worldwide. Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) has been at the helm since 1978 and has

    seen traffic increase at a rate faster than the global average. Here,

    Managing Director Gichiri Ndua talks about expansion, growth

    and the challenges that come with managing such a large facility.

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    In the fi rst half of 2015 alone, the Port of Mombasa handled 13,212,379 tons of throughput an 11% increase on the previous year that places Mombasa ahead of the 3.5% global average for port traff ic growth. As impressive as this is, it has created a challenge in the form of additional pressure on its facilities. With berth occupancy now at 80%, swift expansion is key to the future of the Port of Mombasa, as well as the broader Kenyan economy.

    We can attribute this growth in cargo volume to the confi dence that shipping lines have in the eff iciency of the Port of Mombasa, particularly following the various development projects that weve put in place says Ndua. We now receive bigger ships and our transshipment traff ic is growing.

    Mombasa ship chandlers Ltd All Supply Mombasa Shipchandlers is a long-standing family business offering a wide range of services to ships calling at the Port of Mombasa, where it has been operating as a ship supplier for over 40 years. The only dedicated ship chandler in Mombasa accredited with the ISSA (International Ship Suppliers and Services Association) quality standard, it has a well-established reputation for supplying high quality products and services.

    The company serves all commercial shipping segments cruise liners, tankers, cargo ships, Naval ships as well as offshore and research vessels. Services include provision of admiralty charts, fresh and dry stores, fresh water and any technical equipment and all supplies a ship may require.

    All Supply Mombasa Shipchandlers supply chain stretches all the way from the European Union and South Africa to the Port of Mombasa where it imports a wide range of internationally recognised food brands, specific for the Ship Supply industry and, in the process, creates a unique selling proposition to its wide range of customers.

    The company has built a steady and growing customer base through working closely with strategic partners in the vegetable and meat industry in order to guarantee the highest quality fresh produce that is processed and packed in strict hygiene conditions.

    We can attribute this growth in cargo volume to the confidence that shipping lines havein the efficiencyof the Port of Mombasa

    In fact, the port recently handled the largest vessel to ever visit the facility and indeed, the only vessel with a 6000 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) capacity to ever call on the East African coastline the Maersk operated MV Clemence Schulte, a 255 meter-long container ship built in 2014.

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    This would not have been possible a few years back. On its mission to achieve World Class Seaports of Choice status, KPA began implementing the Mombasa Port Development Project (MPDP), a huge endeavor consisting of multiple plans with the ultimate goal to increase capacity among others.

    KPA is constructing a Second Container Terminal by reclaiming 100 hectares of land from the sea. The terminal is being put up in three phases. Phase one involves the construction of two berths, No.20 (220 metres quay length) and No.21 (350 metres quay length). The first phase is currently 92% complete.

    It will have a capacity of 550,000 TEUs per year and will be operated by a private firm, Ndua tells us. The process of identifying the operator is in tender evaluation stages.

    Looking forwardThe government of Kenya came up with Vision 2030 a development agenda with a vision of being a newly industrialized country by the year 2030, he continues. Consequently the Port of Mombasa was identified as an important catalyst in this vision and the Mombasa Port Development Project (MPDP) became a flagship part of Vision 2030.

    Given the scale of the ports traffic, as well as its global reach, this should be no great surprise. As it stands, this means that KPA is a central point in the governments plans boost to medium-term growth in what is

    Kenya is emerging as one of Africas key growth centres with sound economic policies in place for future improvement

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    Address: P.O.Box 82066-80100, Behind Mombasa Law Courts, Off David Kayanda Road, 3 - Kizingo Courts Limited, Mombasa, Kenya

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  • Suresh Solanki | AEHS International Ltd | Mombasa | solanki@africaonline.co.ke

    T +254 (02) 02019 728 | M +254 (0) 722 831 469 | F +254 (02) 554528

    Address: P.O.Box 82066-80100, Behind Mombasa Law Courts, Off David Kayanda Road, 3 - Kizingo Courts Limited, Mombasa, Kenya

    AEHS INTERNATIONAL LTD

    AEHS International are suppliers of Electrical, Hardware, Marine, Crane & Forklift Spares to Kenya Ports Authority, Kenya Pipeline Co. Limited,

    Kenya Ferry Services Ltd. Kenya Power & Lighting Co. Ltd, Kenya Airport Authority & Technical University of Mombasa.

    Dealers In:Electrical Accessories | Switchgear | Marine Parts | Forklift Spares | Hardware & Building Materials | Crane Spares

    Agents For:STINIS - Auto Twist Spreaders/Long Twin Spreaders & Spares

    Drahtseilwerk - Wire Ropes (Germany)GE Lighting - All Types for Lighting Fixtures from USA

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    now one of sub-Saharan Africas fastest growing economies.

    As well as increased domestic demand, shipments to nearby landlocked countries such as Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, are also on the rise.

    This has meant that a host of new roads, railways and power projects including transport links from Kenya to South Sudan and Ethiopia will be built over the coming years, many of which are being funded by overseas investors. A second port in Lamu, north of Mombasa, is also under construction and, once completed, will have a capacity of 23 million tonnes per year. Compared to many global economies the outlook is very favourable indeed.

    Earlier this year, a report from the World Bank estimated that Kenya will see growth increase by 6-7% by the end of 2017, compared to an increase of 5.4% in 2014. This was attributed to the planned infrastructure spending program as well as the benefits of continuingly low oil and gas prices.

    The rail handles less than 5% of the cargo that moves out of the port, while the rest relies on road trucks. This leads to traffic snarl-up, especially with our underdeveloped road network

    Kenya is emerging as one of Africas key growth centres with sound economic policies in place for future improvement, it stated, adding that the countrys fiscal expansion [has] allowed it to finance major infrastructure projects without putting excessive pressure on domestic financing.

    However in order to sustain this growth, it continued, Kenya must boost productivity and improve the business environment to regain and increase its competitiveness. In order to achieve this it called for the country to carry widespread business reforms, as well as completing work at the port of Mombasa, improving the efficiency of its massive infrastructural projects and strengthening governance.

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    www.dsedens.com

    D Edens Ltd are pleased to inform you that we can oer training on your site we have trainers available for short and long-term contracts covering a vast array of machinery.

    Each instructor is capable of operating the machine for demonstration purposes we have just completed a one-year contract in Mombasa with productivity increasing whilst accidents and incidents are reducing due to training.

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    Scaling upThe scale of the MPDP program is impressive to say the least. This project is being funded largely by the Japan International Corporation