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 Kenya Ports Authority has over the years invested massive resources to build capacities of the port facilities to meet market demands and remain competitive in the ever-dynamic shipping and maritime industry.

Port of Mombasa

Gateway to East and Central Africa

 Mombasa has for years been known as “the city of merchants” dating back to the times of Vasco Da Gama when Mombasa old port was used for trade between the East Coast of Africa and the Far East. After the construction of the Kenya Uganda Railway (1895-1902), a new port was born west of Mombasa Island. Subsequently the Port became an increasingly busy trading post for the region. Due to its strategic location, midway between South Africa and the Gulf of Aden, the Port has experienced tremendous traffic through the years. The Port of Mombasa is the gateway to East and Central Africa

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Port of Lamu

Welcome to the New Frontier

 Situated in Manda Bay Lamu, the Port of Lamu has been constructed to modern standards complete with superior infrastructure, at par with the most contemporary and best performing ports in the world. Comprehensive surveys carried out prior to construction confirmed the site to be the most suitable for the facility, due to its natural depth of 18 metres along the main channel to 60 metres at the bay. The port is a major component of the Lamu Port South Sudan Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) corridor project and the second commercial port in the country.

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Port of Kisumu

The Lake Port

 The Port of Kisumu is situated on the shores of Lake Victoria, the second largest freshwater lake in the world which is shared by three countries namely Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.Established in 1901, the port has been a critical link in an integrated East African rail/water transportation.

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Port of Shimoni

Premier Fishing Port

 Kenya’s desire to tap into the blue economy and explore the massive opportunities that have hitherto remained untapped in the industry, has seen Shimoni port designated as the premier fishing port in the country. The port is situated off Wasini Island in South Coast of Kenya.

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Small Ports

 Kenya Ports Authority through the Port’s 2018-2050 Masterplan intends to facilitate development of small ports taking due cognizance of the long-term development framework as outlined under Vision 2030.

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Inland Container Depots

 To bring port services closer to our customers and increase cargo offtake from the port to the hinterlands, we have constructed inland container depots at Nairobi, Naivasha and Eldoret.

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