News & Information



29
November
2016
Freight Transport Benefits high focus on Climate Policy Agenda in Marrakech COP 22
By: TTCA
The COP 22 Conference stressed on Sustainable freight plans which include reducing transport and emission intensities, optimizing supply chains, and improving fuel efficiency. The captains of the Transport industry who were gathered in Marrakech urged African countries to leverage on existing frameworks such as the Northern Corridor Green Freight Programme and share knowledge on these successful initiatives.

26
October
2016
Northern Corridor commended for ongoing sustainable transport partnership and trade facilitation initiatives to transform the Regional bloc from Landlocked to Land-linked
By: TTCA
The High-Level Meeting on Sustainable Transport of Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) held in Santa-Cruz, Bolivia, from 13-14 October 2016, urged the Transport Corridors to learn from the Northern Corridor best practices in speeding-up cooperation initiatives and policy harmonisation to ease trade facilitation and further improve transit transport systems for the benefit of the Landlocked Developing Countries.

11
October
2016
Implementation of the Mombasa Port Community Charter, two years on: Signatories urged to aim higher on some targets, double efforts on others yet to be achieved
By: TTCA
From June 2014 to June 2016, some indicators especially the Maritime have been achieved. Prior to 2014 on average, vessel waiting time was 2.5 days though some vessels waiting up-to 7 days. Currently the vessel waiting time is less than 10 hours where the target is 24 hours. Good progress was also registered as regards the vessel turnaround time where prior to 2014, was between 5 and 7 days. Currently vessel turnaround time is at an average of about 3.5 days. Target is 3 days.

08
July
2016
Northern Corridor Green Freight Programme: Economic growth through fuel efficiency and reduction of CO2 emissions
By: TTCA
In partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Northern Corridor Transit and Transport Coordination Authority (NCTTCA) is undertaking its five year (2017-2021) Green Freight Programme which is aimed at supporting a number of initiatives intended to reducing fuel consumption and carbon emissions in the Northern Corridor Member States. The Green Freight Programme is a launching pad of a phased implementation of a holistic Sustainable Freight Transport Strategy which entails, in particular, sustainable transport policies, planning strategies and investment decisions that effectively balance the economic, environmental and social objectives.

29
June
2016
DRC officially submitted the ratification instruments of the Northern Corridor Agreement
By: TTCA
On behalf of the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Mr. JUSTIN KAMWANYA KALEMUNA LEM’S, Chairman of the NCTTCA Executive Committee officially submitted the ratification instruments of the Northern Corridor Agreement to the Executive Secretary of NCTTCA

28
June
2016
Joint Communiqué of the 28th NCTTCA Council of Ministers
By: TTCA
The 28th Council of Ministers of the Northern Corridor Transit and Transport Coordination Authority (NCTTCA) was held on 23rd June 2016 in Mombasa, Republic of Kenya, under the theme "Green Freight Transport for a Competitive and Sustainable Economic Corridor".

22
April
2016
Northern Corridor PPP Guidelines and Handbook to attract Private Sector funding for Infrastructure Projects
By: TTCA
In an increasingly competitive global environment, most developed countries focus on new ways of financing infrastructure development and delivering services, such as Public Private Partnerships (PPPs). Public Private Partnerships being a new concept in most of Northern Corridor Countries, there are no clear guidelines and procedures for its implementation and projects monitoring. And Northern Corridor Member States are yet to fully comprehend and utilize such financing methods.

30
March
2016
Improving Sustainable Freight Transport Systems and Green Logistics in the Northern Corridor region
By: TTCA
The Northern Corridor Transit and Transport Coordination Authority (NCTTCA) has embarked in partnership with United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) on an endeavour of promoting and supporting the implementation of the sustainable freight transport systems and strategy across the Northern trade route through the component of Green Freight Program as pilot scheme.

21
March
2016
Vehicle Load Control rules to be harmonized on Mombasa-Nairobi-Isiolo-Moyale-Addis Ababa highway by January 2017
By: TTCA
Road Authorities both in Kenya and Ethiopia are working closely to speed up the harmonization of Traffic and Vehicle Load Control rules to ease the movement of goods along the Mombasa-Nairobi-Isiolo-Moyale-Addis Ababa highway. As per the set schedule, the Vehicle Load control rules will start to be enforced by January 2017.

10
March
2016
Mombasa Port Throughput and Capacity increased since 2013
By: TTCA
In 2015, Mombasa Port handled 26.7 million tons of cargo, compared to 24.88 million tons handled in 2014. Import totaled 22.68 million tons from 20.77 million tons handled in 2014. Exports also increased to 3.53 million tons from 3.37 million in 2014.