Port of Mombasa shows remarkable resilience in cargo volume despite elevated global risks

By Tobby Otum
Cargo volume at the port of Mombasa has grown by 6.2 per cent  to reach 35.98 million MT in 2023, Kenya Ports Authority [KPA] Managing Director captain William Ruto has disclosed.
He added that this is compared to cargo volume throughout 2022 from 33.88 MT supported by an increase of 2.33 million MT or 14.8 per cent.
“Port performance has showed remarkable resilience in cargo volume despite the  elevated risks in global production,” he pointed out.
Ruto defended the port performance which he said is as a result of handling of containerized  cargo which0 accounted for 50.4 percent.
He was speaking during the launch of the annual0 review and bulletin of statistics held at KPA headquarters in Mombasa county.
The KPA boss said in his remarks the containerized cargo accounted for all cargo handled at the port facility.
Ruto pointed out similarly to the number of vessels calling at the port which rose to 1.835 in 2023 from 1.561 registered in 2022.
He pointed out there was a double digit growth of container traffic  exhibition of 11.9 per cent which registered 1.62 million twenty-foot equivalent units ( TEU’s) in 2023.
“This is compared to 1,45 twenty-foot equivalent units ( TEU’s) achieved in 2022,” he pointed out.

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