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What the expansion of the Mombasa Port means for port users

Elijah Mbaru, Operations Manager of PL Kenya Limited has been a port user for the last 17 years. Over the years, he has seen the metamorphosis the port has undergone. He explains that he has seen the Kenyan Government’s keen interest in the infrastructural and ICT expansion of the port. Elijah notes that the expansion has come with several benefits touching on logistics and supplies greatly impacting shipping lines, clearing and forwarding, cargo consolidators and other practitioners in the port. With the launch of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), the amount of evacuation and free space created for the offloading ships to come and offload cargo has increased efficiency at the port.

Cost: KSh 26.5 Billion
Status: Commissioned in 2016
County: Mombasa

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