Grain Bulk Handlers Limited (GBHL) is a private company which commenced operations in 2000. It owns and operates a specialized terminal for the handling of bulk grain imports and is the sole operator for mechanical bulk grain handling at the Port of Mombasa.
A key feature of the GBHL facility is that the storage silos are located outside the port area allowing for easy port access for trucks with minimum road congestion.
• Total storage capacity is 245,000 Metric Tons.
• Discharge is through 2 or 3 Buhler Port lines onto a modern conveyor system which transfers grain from the ship hatch to the silos.
• Discharge rate is max 600 Metric Tons per hour and 12,000 Metric Tons per working day.
• The terminal has bagging and bulk rail and road loading facilities together with a weighbridge.
Conventional grain bagging is mainly done when there is a long list of ships lining up for the GBHL berth terminal hence waiting time and demurrage not deemed economical.