KPA reports growth in cargo handled at Mombasa Port
SEE ALSO :The Uhuru-Raila 'secret' visits to ChinaDaniel Manduku acting managing director KPA, said the increase of throughput and container traffic is an indication of vibrant economic activities in the region. “Numbers give a concise picture and our performance indicators are showing an un-mistakable improvement. The indicators cover productivity and berth occupancy all of which have shown a distinct improvement.” He said. Other service indicators show a reduction in the number of days it takes to offload cargo from ships at the port. According to the performance report, the average container dwell time was at 3.4 days compared to 3.8 days last year. The dwell time is the period containers stay at the marine terminal upon offloading from the container ship. Vessels turnaround time was 4.5 days compared to 3.8 days last year during the same month. The drop is attributable to the disruptions during the delivery of port handling equipment in June.