(Kenya Ports Authority) -- The Port of Mombasa
received a total of 37 vessels that discharged and loaded
containerised and loose cargo in the week ended September 27th
Alongside the busy container terminal
berths went 12 vessels recording ship average working time of
1.86 days as container dwell time registered 4.11 days.
The Conventional cargo termi-nal
berthed 25 general cargo ships and handled 261,485 metric tonnes
of cargo at an average of 37,355 metric tonnes per day.
An on the spot check revealed that
vessels at the Container Terminals discharged 13,367 Twenty Feet
Equivalent Units (TEUs), full and empty recording an increase of
3, 174 TEUs or 31.13 percent compared to the previous week. The
same ships loaded 12,397 TEUs for export, registering an
increase of 1,041 TEUs or 9.2 percent compared to the pre-vious
During the week under review, the
total container yard population registered a total of 16,748
This comprised 3,808 TEUs awaiting
pickup order, 4,732 TEUS ready for collection and 1,243 TEUs
full exports (Nomin-ated/ Un-nominated).
Others included 1,209 transhipments
4,888 TEUs empties and 868 TEUS at the Customs Warehouse.
Deliveries of containers from the port
by road transport registered 11,141 TEUs while the rail
transport lifted 260 TEUs only.
The Container Freight Stations (CFS)
received 820,768 TEUs, delivered 817,270 TEUs leaving a balance
of 3,498 TEUs.
Import population breakdown showed
that, during the week the port had 5,579 TEUs transit bound and
another 3,591 TEUs for local destinations.
Containers destined for Uganda which
is the traditional leading port customer in the transit market
accounted for 4,541 TEUs or 81.4 percent.
Northern Tanzania bound containers
registered 308 TEUs to claim the second position followed by
South Sudan with 235 TEUs, the Democratic Republic of Congo with
211 TEUS and Rwanda with 210 TEUs.
Other destinations included Somalia
and Burundi which recorded 52 TEUs and 14 TEUs respectively.
At the Conventional cargo Terminal,
79,218 metric tonnes of bulk wheat was discharged direct via the
grain bulk handling facility.
Other cargoes handled at this terminal
included the loading of 53,001 metric tonnes of bulk illuminate,
offloading of 36,828 metric tonnes of bulk clinker , 25,160
metric tonnes of bulk sugar, 19,408 metric tonnes of bulk
fertilizer, 11,434 metric tonnes of bulk maize and 8,490 metric
tonnes of bulk coal.
The Cargo terminal also handled motor
car carriers that discharged 999 units of motor-vehicles and 522
Meanwhile in the next two weeks, the
Conventional cargo terminal is expected to handle 519,357metric
tonnes of imports and 1,035metric tonnes of exports.
The Container Terminals are expected
to discharge 8,840 TEUs and load 9,260 TEUs