Mombasa ups Q1 cargo 10.7pc, balances trade at 389,515 TEU

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13 April 2021 - 19:00
THE Port of Mombasa handled 9.54 million tons in the first three months this year, up 10.7 per cent year on year, reports Xinhua.

Rashid Salim, acting managing director of Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) said Mombasa also posted a 14.4 per cent year-on-year increase in container volume to 389,515 TEU.

'Transshipment traffic recorded 69,658 TEU against 41,363 TEU during the corresponding period in 2020 - up 68.9 per cent,' he said.

Mr Salim said imports through the Mombasa for the first quarter increased 6.9 per cent to 162,504 TEU.

'Equally, exports registered an upsurge by 6.8 per cent from 146,049 TEU in 2020 to 156,007 TEU during the similar period in 2021,' he said.

Mombasa's performance registered a marked growth in March in both conventional and containerised cargo.

'A total of 3.48 million tons were recorded in the month of March 2021 against 2.71 million tons realised in the corresponding month in 2020, representing a positive performance of 768,453 tons or 28.4 per cent,' he said.

Mr Salim said that the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) transported 25,104 TEU from the port in March, which is an average of 8.32 trains per day, beating the daily record average of 8.1 trains recorded in February.

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