MOMBASA (Kenya Ports Authority) --
Container cargo deliveries from the Port of Mombasa by road
transport declined by 1,119 TEUs or 10.37 percent to record 9,667 Twenty Feet
Equivalent Units (TEUs) in the week ended October 25th 2017, a day to
the concluded fresh Presidential elections.
train dropped by 4 TEUs, recording 308 TEUs as the same scenario was also
witnessed in the delivery of empty containers by road transport which went
down by 1,052 TEUs.
This was attributed to the withdrawal of trucks from the
road by owners in fear of insecurity along the northern corridor during the
week under review, 11 container vessels went alongside the container terminals
recording ship average working time of 1.82 days. Container dwell time
registered 3.92 days.
The ships discharged 11,861 TEUs, full and empty and
loaded another 12,517 TEUs for export.
container yard population registered 14,438 TEUs recording a minimal increase of
27 TEUs compared to the previous week.
The new container population comprised
7,907 TEUs awaiting pickup order, 2,507 TEUS ready for collection and 309 TEUs
full exports (nominated/ un-nominated).
The others included 774 TEUs
transhipments, 2,077 TEUs empties and 864 TEUs at the Customs warehouse.
Freight Stations (CFS) received 823,174 TEUs, delivered to the consignees,
819,604 TEUs leaving a balance of 3,570 TEUs.
Imports population breakdown
showed that both local and transit bound containerized cargo increased by 524 TEUs and 582 TEUs respectively compared to the previous week.
her leading position in the transit market accounting for a total of 4,486 TEUs
which was an increase by 460 TEUs from the previous week.
countries included South Sudan which came up second accounting for 386 TEUs
closely followed by Tanzania with 382 TEUs and the Democratic Republic of Congo
with 233 TEUs.
Rwanda and Burundi recorded 199 TEUs and 16 TEUs respectively.
the Conventional cargo terminal, 24 general cargo vessels wentalongside to
discharge 148,861 metric tonnes of imports and loading 1400 metric tonnes of
handled 21,466 metric tonnes of cargo per day with steel recording 28,164 metric
tonnes to turn out as the leading commodity during the week.
This was followed
by bulk maize that registered 27,087 metric tonnes, bulk clinker registered
24,430 metric tonnes, bulk fertilizer 21,031 metric tonnes and bulk wheat 13,273
Others also handled in fairly large quantities were bulk sorghum
that registered 8,402 metric tonnes and bulk sugar at 1,236 metric tonnes.
Motorcar carriers discharged 3156units of motorcars and 1000trucks.
forecast for the next 14 daysreveals that the conventional cargo terminal is expected
to receive 15 general cargo vessels that will discharge 317,017metric
tonnes and load 260metric tonnes.
The Container Terminals are expected to
receive 10 container ships, to discharge 8,860TEUs and load 11,153TEUs.