Kenya to Revive National Shipping Line in Partnership With MSC

By Helen Nyambura (Bloomberg) -- Kenya plans to revive a state-owned shipping line with the help of the Mediterranean Shipping Co., President Uhuru Kenyatta said. The Kenya National Shipping Line, which was established in 1987 and stagnated after years of mismanagement, is “expected to once again become an active participant in international seaborne trade, which accounts … [Read more...]

Kenya Commissions New Mombasa Container Terminal

By Joseph Akwiri (Reuters) Kenya on Saturday inaugurated the first part of a new container terminal at Mombasa which is expected to boost by 50 percent the volume of cargo handled by East Africa's largest seaport. Construction of the 30 billion shilling ($296.74 million)terminal began in March 2012 and was completed in February this year. The project was financed by a … [Read more...]

With Piracy Threat Faded, Kenya Plans Cruise Ship Rebirth

By Joseph Akwiri MOMBASA, Nov 18 (Reuters) - East Africa's biggest port of Mombasa will spend 100 million shillings ($980,392.16) to build a new cruise ship terminal aimed at boosting tourism, port management said on Wednesday. Piracy in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean struck a major dent into cruise tourism in the region, but the industry has rebounded since 2011, … [Read more...]

UN Defends Arms Shipment in Kenya, But Calls Drug Claim Disturbing

  NAIROBI, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Weapons discovered by Kenyan authorities aboard a Norwegian ship were part of a legitimate cargo for United Nations peacekeepers and the vessel should not have been inspected without a U.N. presence, a U.N. spokesman said on Thursday. Kenyan authorities said they uncovered weapons and a drug-like substance stashed inside a shipment of … [Read more...]