News & Information



13
May
2021
DRC and South Sudan embark on Black Spots mapping to improve Road Safety
By: TTCA
Road Safety has become a big challenge in the Northern Corridor Member States albeit tremendous efforts made in the development and improvement of transport infrastructure.

19
April
2021
Northern Corridor Region Member States to embrace PPPs to tap into new investment opportunities
By: TTCA
The Northern Corridor Member States of Burundi, DRC, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan and Uganda harbour immense opportunities in Public Private Partnership projects (PPPs) investment mainly in Multimodal Transport, Industrial and Social infrastructure.

22
March
2021
Member States adopt the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Estimation Model
By: TTCA
The model developed with support from TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) will support the Corridors’ Transport Observatories to regularly report on performances related to GHG emissions as well as help identify possible reduction/mitigation potentials in climate change projects in the two Corridors.

22
March
2021
Kenya Railways Slashes Mombasa to Naivasha ICD SGR Freight Rates by 15%
By: TTCA
Kenya Railways (KR) has reduced the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) cargo tariffs by 15% to promote Naivasha Inland Container Depot’s (Naivasha ICD) use. The new freight rates came into effect on 16th February 2021.

22
March
2021
The Mombasa Port throughput registered a slight decline in 2020
By: TTCA
Data from the Northern Corridor Transport Observatory reveals that the Port of Mombasa sustained its performance in January-December 2020 with a slight decline compared to its throughput in the corresponding period in 2019. The hub recorded a throughput of 34 million metric tonnes (MT) in 2020, a 1% decline from 34.4 million MT handled in 2019. However, this was 5% short of the projected 35.9 million MT in total throughput and 1.49 million twenty-feet equivalent units (TEUs) in container traffic in 2020.

22
March
2021
Northern Corridor Transit Time Indicator Improves in the Last Quarter of 2020
By: TTCA
According to the Northern Corridor Dashboard Quarterly Performance Report for the period October to December 2020, transit time from Mombasa to Kampala reduced from 167 to 131 hours, 167 to 135 hours from Mombasa to Elegu, 214 to 187 hours from Mombasa to Kigali, and from 216 to 160 hours Mombasa to Mpondwe. The positive trend was greatly attributed to the opening up of borders by the Northern Corridor Member States and implementing the Regional Electronic Cargo and Driver Tracking System (RECDTS).

04
March
2021
Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on small-scale cross-border traders
By: TTCA
The hard-hitting impact of COVID-19 on cross-border women traders ranges from the “loss of income and increased financial stress to the reversal of gains in women’s economic empowerment”.

23
February
2021
Northern Corridor: Rail Market Share improved from 5 to 21 per cent in just three years
By: TTCA
Since the launch of the Standard Gauge Rail (SGR) Cargo train in 2018, the Railway industry was positioning itself to be the transport mode of choice along the Northern Corridor region. By January 2021, the rail evacuated 21% cargo based on the Mombasa Port throughput; SGR hauling approximately 19.12% market share of combined imports and export volumes, mainly containerized cargo, excluding transshipment cargo. Imports containerized market share by rail was about 39.33% for both Transit and local markets.

23
February
2021
Northern Corridor Executive Committee directs Inland Waterways, Import-Export Imbalance Surveys
By: TTCA
The NCTTCA Executive Committee (EC) has directed the Northern Corridor Secretariat to engage the Member States to address the trade imbalance between exports and imports and promote the inland water mode of transport in the region.

23
February
2021
Trading based on the AfCFTA; A welcome move to support the post-COVID-19 economic recovery process
By: TTCA
Trading based on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) kicked off on 1st January 2021, creating a single continental market for goods and services to boost intra-Africa trade, economic growth, and development.