Heavy rains slow down crucial port operations in Mombasa
SEE ALSO :Drugs, fake money and wanted tycoonAt the container terminal, KPA added that only deliveries were operational. “The whole of Thursday for example, there was nil performance in the operation area as rains persisted throughout the day, which also severely affected the Standard Gauge Railway freight services,’’ read the KPA statement in part. According to head of corporate affairs at KPA, Benard Osero, the port’s management will be able to ascertain what they may not have handled due to reduced operations. Osero added that the effects of the prevailing situation will be characterised by slow cargo evacuation, poor stevedoring services and reduced SGR operations. “KPA has put in place strategic measures to mitigate against the vagaries visited on the port by the unfavourable rainy weather condition,’’ said Osero.
SEE ALSO :How rich criminals buy police protectionThe port authority has in the meantime assured customers that they are making every effort to ensure that all resources are utilised optimally when the rains subside. “We wish to advice those who have not finished their documentation to continue doing so and be ready to clear cargo once the weather permits,’’ Osero added.
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