Mombasa port to get second container terminal after data showed by KPA of 11.9% growth in the first six month of 2017.
The container terminal which is expected to cost US $339.2m will be constructed by the Kenya port authority (KPA) in Mombasa port of the country. The fund is a loan that was collected by the KPA from the Japanese government in other to construct the terminal which is the second container terminal in Mombasa port.
The construction of the second terminal has been put forward after data showed by KPA that Mombasa port cargo traffic registered an 11.9 per cent growth in the first six months of 2017.
The announcement comes after they secured two state-of-the art electric cranes to help boost efficiency at the Mombasa port which will help mitigate negative effects on the environment.
KPA Managing Director Catherine Mturi-Wairi has said that the development tendering for the project is set to kick off soon.
The construction of the terminal is expected to commence on the port in January 2018.