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  • 6 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    The first phase of the new container terminal in Mombasa was inaugurated on September 3, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta informed via twitter. The terminal is expected to boost the the volume of cargo handled by East Africa’s port of Mombasa by 50 percent, according to Reuters. The construction project, which was launched in March 2012, has an estimated value […]

  • 26 October 2011
    Business & Finance

    EU NAVFOR warship SPS INFANTA CHRISTINA left Mombasa’s waters last week to assume the escort of merchant vessel PETRA 1 which carries supplies for the African Union troops operating in Somalia as part of the AMISOM force. The journey is from Mombasa to Mogadishu and in addition to the ship escort, a Vessel Protection Detachment […]

  • 20 June 2012

    Cargo volumes through Kenya’s Mombasa port are expected to rise in coming months, reports Reuters. Handling capacity of the port tripled following its expansion to accept bigger vessels. On Tuesday MV Jolly Peria visited Mombasa port. Since the port’s expansion, the total throughput rose to about 20 million tonnes in 2011 from 18.9 million tonnes […]

  • 17 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Ocean liners CMA CGM and Emirates Shipping Line plan to suspend port calls at Kenyan port Mombasa amid worsening congestion. The decision applies in particular to their joint Middle East/Indian Sub Continent-East Africa Swahili Express/GIA which comprises of 4 CMA CGM vessels and two vessels from Emirates Shipping. French line’s Noura Express will resume its […]

  • 13 March 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1 (DARE1) submarine cable system has landed at it’s final stop – the great Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa.  The cable is being developed by Djibouti Telecom, Somtel, Telkom Kenya and SubCom. When completed, the DARE1 network will land across 3 countries and 4 cities, covering 5,000km and will have a […]

  • 4 September 2010

    Kenya Ports Authority managing director Gichiri Ndua has said that Mombasa’s Kilindi Port has embarked on implementing ambitious … (coastweek) [mappress] Source: coastweek, September 5, 2010;

  • 14 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    An agreement between Kenya and Japan regarding the funding for the Mombasa port expansion and modernization plan has successfully secured funds from the Japanese government for all three work phases as well as the construction of a free port at Dongo Kundu. In week 14 Cofra B.V. started installing 5.5 million meters of drain for […]

  • 7 September 2006

    Moored recently at Mombasa’s Kilindini Berth No.1 was the luxury yacht M.V. ‘Octopus’. She is currently the world’s fourth largest super yacht (the third largest, ‘Rising Sun’, is owned by Larry Ellison, the CEO of Oracle) and the second largest not owned by heads of state. ‘Octopus’ is measured at 414 feet (126.18 meters) and […]

  • 25 November 2007

    A Japanese bank, in a move to decongest the port of Mombasa has extended a Ksh16 billion (about US$228.5 million) loan agreement to the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) for construction of a three-phase second container terminal at the Port of Mombasa.

  • 25 October 2010

    A Singapore-flagged tanker, ‘York’, was confirmed pirated in the Somali Basin on the morning of October 24 by the European Union Naval Force Somalia (EU NAVFOR). The ‘York’ had recently left Mombasa, Kenya, on route to the Seychelles. The vessel was attacked on October 23 by two skiffs, approximately 50 nautical miles east from Mombasa.

  • 3 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Dubai-based Emirates Shipping Line is launching two new services – the Gulf Mombasa Express (GMX) and the Gulf India Africa (GIA) with partners. To make these services operationally effective, 4 vessels of 1600 – 2200 TEU nominal capacity will be deployed on GMX service and 6 vessels of 2500 – 2700 TEU nominal capacity will be deployed […]

  • 21 March 2012

    The Mombasa Port expansion project is running ahead of schedule, reports Construction Business Review. Principal Civil Engineer David Amadi stressed the project, which includes the construction of a new cargo berth and dredging at the Kilindini channel, is set to be ready next month ahead of the planned completion in August this year. “The dredging […]

  • 22 March 2012

      The Mombasa Port expansion project is running ahead of schedule, reports Construction Business Review. Principal Civil Engineer David Amadi stressed the project, which includes the construction of a new cargo berth and dredging at the Kilindini channel, is set to be ready next month ahead of the planned completion in August this year. “The […]

  • 9 April 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The dates of 2nd East Africa Port Expansion Conference have been changed to 18-20 April 2018, according to the event organizer IQPC. At the conference in Mombasa, Kenya, IQPC will gather senior port representatives, consultants and contractors, in order to share their knowledge and drive better business in the region. The company also announced that high-ranking representatives […]

  • 25 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    A donor conference, aimed to raise money needed for the improvements of Mombasa Port, was held last Friday, May 22nd, in Mombasa with JICA, Development Bank of South Africa, AfDB, DFID, the World Bank, the EU Delegation to Kenya and USAID taking the part. The conference, organized by TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) together with the Government of Kenya and the National Treasury, showed highest priority […]

  • 19 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    In week 14 Cofra started installing 5.5 million meters of drain for the expansion of the Port of Mombasa in Kenya for the Japanese contractor Toyo Construction. The drains are being installed by four drain stitchers that are operational day and night. In the coming weeks a network of horizontal and vertical drains will be […]

  • 14 October 2009

    As the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) continues the preparation of its report into the future development of the port and the country’s Privatisation Commission searches for a consultant to advise them as to precise details after previous bad experiences, shippers in the country are up in arms about the mysterious costs which are imposed seemingly […]

  • 15 July 2011
    Project & Tenders

    On July 5, No. 19 berth and yard project in Mombasa, Kenya, undertaken by China Road & Bridge Corporation (CRBC), was launched. The project is the first port construction project undertaken by CRBC in Kenya, was signed between CRBC and Kenya Ports Authority, and is a project with a spot investment from the Kenyan government, […]

  • 22 May 2012

    Tideland Signal Limited, a British-based member of the Tideland group of companies, has won another major contract to supply buoys and lanterns for the port at Mombasa. Previous orders have come from the Kenya Ports Authority, but the current order was placed by Van Oord of the Netherlands, which has improved access to Mombasa by […]

  • 22 May 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    Tideland Signal Limited, a British-based member of the Tideland group of companies, has won another major contract to supply buoys and lanterns for the port at Mombasa. Previous orders have come from the Kenya Ports Authority, but the current order was placed by Van Oord of the Netherlands, which has improved access to Mombasa by […]

  • 10 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    French container shipping major CMA CGM has decided to upgrade two weekly services connecting India Middle East Gulf to East Africa, starting from February 20, 2017.  The services in question are Swahili Express and Noura Express which have a combined fleet of nine vessels of up to 3,500 TEU, with twelve ports of call. Commencing […]

  • 17 April 2012

    According to allAfrica, the dredging of Mombasa Port is almost completed. The port has now been dredged to minus 15 metres in the inner channel, with a width of 300 metres in the narrowest point. The turning basin, where a large ship can turn around, has also been dredged to a depth of minus 15.0 […]