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The Maritime Port of Mombasa

The Port of Mombasa is the gateway and exit point for cargo belonging to a vast hinterland that include Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, South Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia. The Port of Mombasa is managed by the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA), a parastatal fully owned by the Kenya Government.  The Port of Mombasa comprises of Kilindini Harbour, Port Reitz, the Old Port, Port Tudor and the whole of the tidal waters encircling Mombasa Island. The port has a capacity of 2.65 million TEUs


Kilindini Harbour is a large, natural deep-water inlet with a depth of 45–55 Metres at its deepest centre, although the controlling depth is the outer channel in the port approaches with a dredged depth of 17.5 Metres (57 ft).

The port is equipped with two container terminals 1 and 2. Terminal 1 has three berths (No. 16, 17 and 18) whereas; Terminal 2 has two berths (No. 20 and 21). The 2nd container terminal is 15 Metres deep with berth 20 having a length of 210 Metres; berth 21 having a length of 350 Metres wide. On the other hand, berths 16-19 have a total length of about 840 Metres. Other facilities and equipment include; 2 bulk oil jetties, 2 bulk cement berths with 3 silos and 10 Conventional Cargo berth.

Further, it is the busiest port in East & Central Africa with an annual growth cargo throughput of about 10 %, and it is among the top ten fastest-growing container ports in Africa.