Port location Mombasa
Name of port Port of Mombasa
Port type Seaport
Management Kenyan Port Authority (KPA)
Port services Marine operations, stevedoring, shore handling, conventional cargo operations, container terminal operations and support services.
Port facilities Forklifts, mobile cranes, empty containers, reachstackers, terminal tractors, ship to shore gantry, RMG cranes, RTG cranes and skeletal trailers.
Business section Oil and gas, energy, industrial logistics, port projects, renewables, pharmaceutical, hi-tech/telecom, automotive, mining and manufacturing.
Export and import opportunities Tea, cut flowers, refined petroleum, coffee and legumes.
Kenyan imports are refined petroleum, cars, packaged medicaments, video displays and delivery trucks.
Export destinations United States, Uganda, Netherlands, UK and Zambia.
Import origins China, India, Japan, Tanzania and South Africa.
Shipping lines Messina, Maersk, Inchcape Shipping, GAC, PIL and Panalpina.
Borders Kenya borders Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.
The Kenyan Ocean Port of Mombasa is viewed as the gateway to Africa’s east and central countries, providing access to landlocked neighbours and other ports in the region, including Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Northern Tanzania, Southern Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia by road. There is a railway link running from the Port of Mombasa to Uganda and Tanzania respectively. The Kenyan Port Authority manages the entire operation of Mombasa Port as well as seaports along the Kenyan coastline including Lamu, Malindi, Kilifi, Mtwapa, Kiunga, Shimoni, Funzi and Vanga.
The port handles approximately 250,000 TEU per year in terms of container capacity and is based on the volume of 20 ft intermodal containers and serves most global transport lines and has a normal yearly cargo throughput of around 8.1 million tons, of which 72% are imports.