A report by the company shows total cargo hauled stood at 451,208 tonnes in April, which went down to 383,109 tonnes in May and 378,977 in June.
KRC said the performance was 'relatively steady' with the report noting that out of the total freight carried by Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) operator Afristar in June, bulk cargo accounted for 115,920 tonnes, with container cargo registering 263,057 tonnes.
'SGR performance between June 2020 and June 2021 was remarkable, with the total TEUs standing at 284,815 tonnes, bulk cargo tonnage at 366,008 while the total tonnage for the fiscal year was 4,584,173 tonnes,' the report said.
To enhance cargo evacuations, KRC and the Afristar do double-decker stacking of 80 wagons to maximise capacity, with each of the two trains ferrying 152 TEUs per trip to the Inland Container Depot (ICD) in Nairobi.
Meanwhile, a special tandem double-engine train hauling 70 wagons of 140 TEU has been added to reduce any cargo pile up and 'make Mombasa the port of choice for domestic and transit cargo', KRC said.
KRC managing director Philip Mainga said the level of co-operation from partner agencies within the transport corridor has made the performance impressive. 'We expect significant improvements once ongoing infrastructure improvement and expansion projects are commissioned,' he said.
One of these projects is rehabilitation of the Naivasha-Nakuru-Kisumu metre-gauge line, which is on course to meet its target of full commissioning by August.