Mombasa Port Charter minimises decongestion

The Kenya Ports Authority has recorded an impressive performance since the signing of the Mombasa Port Community Charter in July 2014, Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia has said.

He said in the last two years the port has not suffered any congestion, and that the ship turn-around time has improved from the average 120 hours in October 2014 to 83 hours in December 2015 against the 72-hour target.

“The berth waiting time has witnessed an enormous improvement from a high of an average 85 hours in March 2015 to a low of 15 hours in December 2015,”

Macharia said.

He said the average KRA system down time has also reduced to an average of 10 minutes from 26 minutes before the charter.

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