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Mombasa port breaks cargo movement record

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[KPA Managing Director Daniel Manduku during press briefing at the Mombasa Port. Photo/Maxwell]

The Kenya Ports Authority has hit a new record in container movement.

This was two years after such record was set and almost three weeks following the appointment of the new acting Managing director Daniel Manduku.

There were 82 total container moves per hour, leading to offloading and re-positioning of 4,367 containers from Ms Kota Lambai vessel.

KPA’s last best container move of 65 was set in 2015 when MV Clemens Schulte called at the port.

Manduku attributed the move to the continuous effort in performance out in handling cargo as a way of de-congesting the port.

The head attributed the improvement in cargo handling to allocation of new equipment’s in the berths.

He also said inspiration of the work force and good work supervision from senior managers played a crucial role in setting the new record he hopes to improve.

“KPA management will monitor and supervise ports operations keenly,” he added.

Elijah Mbaru, Operations Manager at Pacific International Lines (PIL) commended KPA Management for their great performance in handling their goods saying that the efforts will improve the country’s economy through international trade.