Container imports at the Port
of Mombasa recorded a total of 11, 815 TEUs registering an
increase of 1,414 TEUS or 1.3 percent in the week ended August
Port operations went on smoothly despite the
lull occasioned by the just concluded general election.
However deliveries of containerised cargo by trucks reduced
to 8,871 TEUs down from 11,565 TEUs recorded in the previous
Deliveries by rail transport declined to 189 TEUs from 255
The Container Terminals received 12 vessels that recorded
ship average working time of 2.55 days while the container dwell
time registered 4.85 days.
During the week under review a total of 11,788 TEUs (full and
empty) were loaded for export as the total container population
recorded 15,244 TEUs.
The container yard population comprised mainly 5,606 TEUs
awaiting pickup order, 5,705 TEUs ready for collection and 242
TEUs full exports (nominated/un-nominated).
Others in the yard included 284 TEUs for transhipments,
2,670TEUs empties and 737TEUs at the Customs warehouse.
Analysis of the import population revealed that 3,624 TEUs
were locally bound while another 4,199 TEUs were for the transit
The Container Freight Stations received 817,839 TEUs
delivered 814,631 TEUs leaving a balance of 3,208 TEUs.
Uganda maintained her leading position in the Transit market
segment, accounting for 3,242 TEUs, followed by South Sudan with
263 TEUs, Democratic Republic of Congo with 236 TEUs and
Tanzania with 218 TEUs.
Others were Rwanda which accounted for 185 TEUs while Burundi
and Ethiopia recorded 11 TEUs and 08 TEUs respectively.
The Conventional cargo terminal received 20 vessels and
handled a total of 135,041 metric tonnes at an average of 15,005
metric tonnes per day.
The dominant discharge operations were for the bulk maize and
bulk wheat which accounted for 46,160 metric tonnes and 31,111
metric tonnes respectively.
Other commodities discharged in large quantities included
16,500 metric tonnes of bulk fertiliser and 15,240 metric tonnes
of bagged cement.
Bulk clinker recorded 4,430 metric tonnes while bagged sugar
registered 3,773 metric tonnes as bulk slug recorded 4,262
The Conventional cargo terminal also handled 7,194 metric
tonnes of other assorted cargo, 2051 units of motor-vehicles and
88 units of trucks.
The terminal which specialises in the handling of break bulk
cargoes is expected to handle 998, 6462 metric tonnes in the
next two weeks.
The Container Terminals are expected to discharge 10,872TEUs
and load 11,627 TEUs.