Deliveries of containers from the port by road transport
registered 9,485 TEUs while the rail evacuated 170 TEUs.
breakdown for containers at the yards showed that 2,272 TEUs
were awaiting pickup order, 2,068 TEUs were ready for collection
and 1,434 TEUs were full exports (Nominated/un-nominated).
Others included 715 TEUs transhipments, 4,668 empties and 862
TEUS at the Customs warehouse.
The Container Freight Stations (CFs) received 823,937 TEUs,
delivered 820,317 TEUs leaving a balance of 3,620 TEUs.
Consolbase CFS was the leading having received 179,523 TEUs
followed by MCT with 141,393 TEUs and FOCUS with 124,271 TEUs.
The three combined were holding a balance of 1088 TEUs.
At the Conventional Cargo Terminal 18 vessels were worked
during the week registering 175,819 metric tonnes at average of
25,117 metric tonnes per day.
Imports handled recorded 172,869 metric tonnes while exports
accounted for 2,950 metric tonnes.
Deliveries by the road transport registered 124,425 metric
tonnes while the conveyor belt recorded 48,444 metric tonnes.
Steel accounted for 45,458 metric tonnes to emerge the
leading import commodity followed by bulk gypsum that registered
29,331 metric tonnes.
Other commodities handled in large quantities included 25,440
metric tonnes of bulk wheat, 23,004 metric tonnes of bulk maize,
20,752 metric tonnes of bulk fertiliser and 18,040 metric tonnes
of bulk clinker.
A total of 1797 units of motor-vehicles and 259 trucks rolled
off the car carriers that called in during the week.
Meanwhile forecast for the next two weeks shows that 20
general cargo ships are expected to go alongside the
conventional cargo berths to discharge 344,028 metric tonnes and
load 52,750 metric tonnes for export.
The Container Terminals are expected to work 10 vessels that
will discharge 9,215 TEUs and load another 10,622 TEUs.