NYK LINES EYEING "MOMBASA" PORT & POSSIBLY MOGADISHU, SOMALIA


Mombasa Port could soon have a new shipping line calling, further signalling the growing importance of the East African region.The Singapore-based shipping line, the Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) Lines, hopes to start a container service from East Africa, top officials have confirmed.

NYK Lines resident representative in Dubai and managing director in charge of Asia and Africa, Mr Ayumi Tsuboi, and his counterpart in Singapore, Mr Keiji Ushiyama, said they were on a fact-finding mission in terms of viewing facilities to enable the company embark on the move.

They said most of the company's port of Mombasa services have been based on general cargo. The new container service will be an addition to the general cargo, they noted.



NYK are seen as also interested in Mogadishu Port, Somalia, Where Major Shipping Lines CMA-CGM and MSC are already calling...Reports say



Container Freight from Tokyo, Japan to Mogadishu, Somalia

Route alternatives for shipping Containers/BreakBulk cargo from Tokyo, Japan to Mogadishu, Somalia

Combined freight Transit time estimate: 32 days, CO2 emission index: 6 915
Tokyo (origin) - Yokohama port
Yokohama port - Jeddah port
Jeddah port - Mombasa port
Mombasa port - Mogadishu (destination)
African Shipping Lines Feeder to Mogadishu(Somalia) - 4days 

Combined Transit time estimate: 31 days, CO2 emission index: 6 565
Tokyo (origin) - Yokohama port
Yokohama port - Jeddah port

Mombasa port - Mogadishu (destination)
African Shipping Lines Feeder to Mogadishu(Somalia) - 4days