Capacity at the Port of Mombasa will increase to 2.1 million Twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) annually.
This is after phase two of the second container terminal becomes operational.
The second phase is meant to increase the port’s competitiveness in the region and along the northern transport corridor.
“Construction of the new Berth 22 is complete with the yards, office blocks and gates undergoing final touches before the project is commissioned later this year. The new phase brings an additional 450,000 TEUs annually,” Kenya Ports Authority said in a statement.
This capacity expansion project will contribute to increased efficiency and fluidity at the port of Mombasa. Similarly, the new modern berth, which has a quay length of 350m will be able to handle Panamax and post Panamax vessels of up 65 000Deadweight tonnages (DWT).
KPA has already procured new and modern equipment including the Ship-to-Shore and Rubber Tyred Gantry Cranes which are currently undergoing testing at the new berth.