KENYA PORTS AUTHORITY
KPA RECENTLY DEVELOPED A GREEN PORT POLICY, WITH THE INTENTION OF POSITIONING THE PORT OF MOMBASA AS A WORLD-LEADING PORT.
PULLING TOGETHER Sustainable Business Magazine speaks to Catherine Mturi-Wairi, Managing Director of Kenya Ports Authority, about infrastructure projects, community involvement, and connecting the region.
Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) is the government agency which manages and operates all Kenyan seaports along the Indian Ocean coastline, including the Port of Mombasa, the largest port in East Africa. The Port of Mombasa handles over 1.1 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) per year, with imports passing through the port to the Kenyan hinterland and various other 20 | SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MAGAZINE
African states, including Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, South Sudan, Somalia, and Ethiopia. In 2016, when Sustainable Business Magazine last spoke to KPA (see Sustainable Business Magazine EMEA issue 2/16 for the full feature), the corporation was working on several strategic projects to expand capacity
and attract more commercial opportunities to the region, including a second container terminal, expanded cruise ship reception facilities, and a new major seaport at Lamu, north of Mombasa. In the past year, KPA have made significant progress with these projects, including opening the first phase of the Port of Mombasaâ€™s second container terminal for business.
Published on Dec 8, 2017