KENYA'S MOMBASA PORT AUTOMATION

The Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) has completed the automation of waterfront cargo operations at the Mombasa port. The Kilindini waterfront project, which was developed at a cost of over KSh200 Million, goes live next Tuesday.

The areas to be computerised include container operations, conventional cargo operations, inland container depot operations in Nairobi and Kisumu, and marine operations across the country.


"This system computerized all the human resources, financial and procurement processes," said KPA public relations officer, Harry Abok, on Thursday.

According to KPA, the modernisation of internal management processes and cargo operations began in earnest in 2001, when the company installed an enterprise resource planning system.
Abok said the Kilindini waterfront project kicked off in January 2006.