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Northern Tanzania books second slot in Mombasa transit cargo | Coastweek

MOMBASA (Kenya Ports Authority) -- Loading and offloading of containers [right] by the ship to shore gantries. Adequate and reliable yard equipment; Enabler [left] for fast truck turnaround. PHOTOS - KENYA PORTS AUTHORITY

Northern Tanzania books second slot in Mombasa transit cargo

MOMBASA (Kenya Ports Authority) -- Northern Tanzania bound cargo through the Port of Mombasa accounted for 281 Twenty Feet Equivalent Units (TEUs) or 5.4 percent to emerge second ranked transit destination in the week ended September 20th 2017.

As usual Uganda consistently retained her leading position accounting for 4,228 TEUs or 81.2 percent of the total transit bound traffic which stood at 5,208 TEUS.

Other transit destinations included South Sudan which accounted for 279 TEUs followed by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with 205 TEUs and Rwanda with 167 TEUs.

Somalia and Burundi registered 29 TEUs and 11 TEUs respectively.

During the week under review, the Container Terminals received nine vessels that recorded a ship average working time of 1.67 days.

Container dwell time registered 4.25 days down from 5.55 days in the previous week.

The container carriers discharged 10,193TEUs, full and empty and loaded another 11,356 TEUs. Containers delivered out of the port by road transport registered 11,479 TEUs while the rail lifted 321 TEUs.

The total yard population declined by 7,013 TEUs to record 12,158TEUs.

The new population comprised 2,253 TEUS awaiting pickup order, 3,704 TEUs ready for collection and 1,659TEUs full exports (nominated/un-nominated).Others included 967TEUs for transhipment, 2,749 TEUs empties and 826 TEUs at the Customs warehouse.

Local bound imports also declined by 1,962 TEUs to settle at 2,423 TEUs. The Container Freight Stations (CFS) received 821,090 TEUs, delivered 817,645TEUs leaving a balance of 3,445 TEUs.

Conventional cargo terminal received 25 general cargo vessels and handled 262,885metric tonnes at an average of 37,555metric tonnes per day.

Bulk clinker an important ingredient for manufacturing cement was the leading commodity accounting for 52,040 metric tonnes.

This was followed by bulk maize that registered 48,218 metric tonnes, steel that accounted for 45,502 metric tonnes and bulk coal that recorded 41,143 metric tonnes.

Other commodities handled at the conventional cargo terminal in fairly large quantities included 31,870 metric tonnes of bulk wheat, 25,922 metric tonnes of bulk sugar, 9,383 metric tonnes of bagged sugar 2,844 metric tonnes of other assorted cargo.

At the same terminal 2297 units of motor-vehicles and 800 trucks rolled off car carriers.

Meanwhile in the next two weeks, the Conventional cargo terminal is expected to handle 510,085metric tonnes of imports and 54,690 metric tonnes of exports.

The Container Terminals are expected to discharge 10,131TEUs and load 12,327TEUs.
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EARLIER REPORT:

Total Empty Containers at the Port of Mombasa record 7079 TEUs

MOMBASA (Kenya Ports Authority) -- Empty containers at the Port of Mombasa recorded 7,079 Twenty Feet Equivalent Units (TEUs) out of the 19,171 TEUs total yard population in the week ended September 13th 2017.

There were 6,254 TEUs ready for collection by consignees, 3,227 TEUs awaiting pickup order and 1,258 full exports (nominated/un-nominated).

The yard which recorded 21,093 TEUs in the previous week was also holding 528 TEUs for transhipments and another 825 TEUs at the Customs Warehouse.

During the week under review, the Container Terminals received 12 vessels, registering a ship average working time of 2.17 days as the container dwell time recorded 5.55 days.

The vessels discharged a total of 10,765 TEUs and loaded for export 11,389 TEUs.

Deliveries of containers from the port by road transport registered 12,939 TEUs while the rail transport evacuated 278 TEUs.

Containers received at the Containers Freight Stations (CFS) recorded 820,394 TEUs while another 816,031 TEUs were delivered leaving a balance of 4,363 TEUs.

Import population during the week revealed that 4,385 TEUs were locally bound while 5,362 TEUS were to be delivered to various transit destinations.

Both local and transit destinations registered a decline by 1,321 TEUs and 274 TEUs respectively.

Uganda, the leading port user in the transit market segment maintained her position accounting for 4,255 TEUs an equivalent of 79.3 percent of the segment.

South Sudan claimed the second position with 389 TEUs followed by Tanzania with 285 TEUs, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with 221 TEUs, Rwanda with 160 TEUs while Somalia and Burundi registered 32 TEUs and 12 TEUs respectively.

The Conventional cargo terminal worked 29 general cargo ships, handling a total of 288,505 metric tonnes at an average of 41,215 metric tonnes per day.

Motorcar-carriers discharged a total of 1157 Units of motor-cars and 130 trucks.

Bulk maize was the leading import commodity registering 59,499 metric tonnes followed by 42,240 metric tonnes of bagged cement and 37,934 metric tonnes of bulk wheat.

Other general cargoes handled in fairly large quantities included 32,410 metric tonnes of bulk coal, 31,050 metric tonnes of bulk sugar, 10,471 metric tonnes of bagged sugar, 5,698 metric tonnes of bulk fertiliser and 28,210 metric tonnes of steel.

Deliveries of general cargo out of the port by road recorded 201,931metric tonnes while the off-take by conveyor belt registered 77,689 metric tonnes.

Meanwhile in the next 14 days, the Conventional cargo terminal is expected to handle 279,620 metric tonnes of imports and another 8,885 metric tonnes of exports.

The Container Terminals are expected to discharge 13,167TEUs and load 14,256TEUs.

           

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