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Port of Mombasa adds second container terminal

The Kenyan port’s new container terminal boosted its container handling capacity by 50 percent.

   The Port of Mombasa has added a second container terminal, boosting its container handling capacity by 50 percent, the Kenya Ports Authority said.
   The new terminal was handed over to the Kenya Ports Authority last month and features a 15 meter draft, allowing for the berthing of vessels above 6,000 TEUs.
   Phase 1 increased the Port of Mombasa’s handling capacity by approximately 550,000 TEUs per year. The phase involved the construction of a 250-meter berth, a 300-meter berth and a small berth; the procurement of two ship-to-shore gantry cranes and four rubber-tyred gantry cranes; and the construction of a container stacking yard.
   Meanwhile, Phase 2 is scheduled to be completed in 2017 and Phase 3 is expected to be completed by 2020.
   Once the project is fully completed, the Port of Mombasa will have an annual handling capacity of approximately 2.5 million TEUs.
   Overall, the terminal will create an additional 900 meters of quay length to the current 840 meters.
   The Port of Mombasa has been experiencing strong growth in container volumes. In 2015, the port handled 1.1 million TEUs, a 6.3 percent increase from 2014.
   Currently a total of seven fully cellular container shipping services and one ConRo service calls the Port of Mombasa, according to BlueWater Reporting’s Port Dashboard tool. Intra-regional services outside of BlueWater Reporting’s scope – i.e. those that only call ports in Africa – are not included in this data.

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