SHIPPING IN EASTERN AFRICA GROWS


Shipping and Trade in the East African region got a major boost after the the port of Mombasa received its largest container vessel so far.

MV Maersk Cairo Hong Kong called at the port of Mombasa on Thursday evening docking at the newly commissioned berth 19.

The 249 meters long and 37.5 meters wide Wafmax commercial vessel, is the biggest ship in terms of capacity to ever dock in the East African shores. The vessel has the capacity of 4,400 TEUs.



Speaking when the Kenya Ports Authority management received the port yesterday, KPA chairman Danson Mungatana said the move is a good indication of the global appreciation of the port of Mombasa. He attributed the success to the infrastructure developments which include the recent dredging of the Kilindini channel, construction of berth 19 and the increased length of container terminal at the port.

“Maersk deploying a vessel of this capacity to East Africa is a special call for us. This shows how much confidence they have on our port facility. I want to say that we are prepared to deal with big capacity vessels and the current trends in the world,” said Mungatana.

He said KPA is also focused on completion of the second container terminal at the port, which will increase the port cargo handling capacity.

The vessel which came from Oman will offload 1,800 TEUs and load 1,000 TUEs at the port before leaving for Malaysia with KPA making 3,000 total moves at the berth 19.

According to Maersk terminal performance partner Roosen Wouter, the company, which is among the leading shipping companies, KPA has shown commitment in improving its capacity hence the deployment of the vessel.


Other Shipping Line companies working in East Africa include, The Africa Shipping Line.


TRADE in the East African region got a major boost after the the port of Mombasa. received its largest container vessel so far.
MV Maersk Cairo Hong Kong called at the port of Mombasa on Thursday evening docking at the newly commissioned berth 19.
The 249 meters long and 37.5 meters wide Wafmax commercial vessel, is the biggest ship in terms of capacity to ever dock in the East African shores. The vessel has the capacity of 4,400 TEUs.
Speaking when the Kenya Ports Authority management received the port yesterday, KPA chairman Danson Mungatana said the move is a good indication of the global appreciation of the port of Mombasa.
He attributed the success to the infrastructure developments which include the recent dredging of the Kilindini channel, construction of berth 19 and the increased length of container terminal at the port.
“Maersk deploying a vessel of this capacity to East Africa is a special call for us. This shows how much confidence they have on our port facility. I want to say that we are prepared to deal with big capacity vessels and the current trends in the world,” said Mungatana.
He said KPA is also focused on completion of the second container terminal at the port, which will increase the port cargo handling capacity.
The vessel which came from Oman will offload 1,800 TEUs and load 1,000 TUEs at the port before leaving for Malaysia with KPA making 3,000 total moves at the berth 19.
According to Maersk terminal performance partner Roosen Wouter, the company, which is among the leading shipping companies, KPA has shown commitment in improving its capacity hence the deployment of the vessel.
- See more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/article-154434/mombasa-receives-its-largest-container-vessel#sthash.uyKBBEEa.dpuf
TRADE in the East African region got a major boost after the the port of Mombasa. received its largest container vessel so far.
MV Maersk Cairo Hong Kong called at the port of Mombasa on Thursday evening docking at the newly commissioned berth 19.
The 249 meters long and 37.5 meters wide Wafmax commercial vessel, is the biggest ship in terms of capacity to ever dock in the East African shores. The vessel has the capacity of 4,400 TEUs.
Speaking when the Kenya Ports Authority management received the port yesterday, KPA chairman Danson Mungatana said the move is a good indication of the global appreciation of the port of Mombasa.
He attributed the success to the infrastructure developments which include the recent dredging of the Kilindini channel, construction of berth 19 and the increased length of container terminal at the port.
“Maersk deploying a vessel of this capacity to East Africa is a special call for us. This shows how much confidence they have on our port facility. I want to say that we are prepared to deal with big capacity vessels and the current trends in the world,” said Mungatana.
He said KPA is also focused on completion of the second container terminal at the port, which will increase the port cargo handling capacity.
The vessel which came from Oman will offload 1,800 TEUs and load 1,000 TUEs at the port before leaving for Malaysia with KPA making 3,000 total moves at the berth 19.
According to Maersk terminal performance partner Roosen Wouter, the company, which is among the leading shipping companies, KPA has shown commitment in improving its capacity hence the deployment of the vessel.
- See more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/article-154434/mombasa-receives-its-largest-container-vessel#sthash.uyKBBEEa.dpuf