Messina Shipping Line has marked a historic moment at the Port of Mombasa as they have introduce their first-ever full container vessel, MV Jolly Argento.
The vessel made its maiden voyage from Genoa, Italy, and signals a significant shift in the shipping line’s operations at the port.
Messina has operated at port of Mombasa for 35 years, bringing in mostly RO-RO vessels carrying motor vehicle units.
However, Captain Giuseppe Fedele, the Regional Managing Director of Messina, emphasized the strategic importance of Kenya and specifically the Port of Mombasa in the company’s plans to diversify investments within the region.
The shipping line envisions elevating the Port of Mombasa to serve as a central hub for its expanding operations.
“Messina Shipping line introduces first ever full container vessel to Port of Mombasa. MV Jolly Argento called the port on a maiden voyage from Genoa in Italy.
The Regional Managing Director of Messina Captain Giuseppe Fedele says that Kenya and specifically the Port of Mombasa is crucial for the shipping line which plans to diversify their investments in the region and elevate the Port of Mombasa to be a hub for its operations.
The shipping line already has plans to introduce another RO-RO vessel that will service Mombasa and Dar-es-Salaam for transshipment and other services. Equally, the shipping line will introduce another container vessel Jolly Ora to the port of Mombasa next month.” Kenya Ports Authority.