Kenya Ports Authority (KPA), Rwanda’s business community has announced plans to intensify the utilization of the northern transport corridor, with a particular focus on the Port of Mombasa and its affiliated facilities.
During a comprehensive tour of key transportation hubs, including the Port of Mombasa and the Inland Container Depots in Nairobi and Naivasha, the Rwandan delegation expressed appreciation for the well-established intermodal transport system.
This system ensures the seamless and timely transfer of transit cargo from the port to the hinterlands through a strategic linkage with the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR).
The move is expected to bolster efficiency and enhance the overall ease of transporting Rwanda-bound goods.
In addition to the intermodal transport infrastructure, the Kenya Ports Authority is actively collaborating with various partners to establish last-mile connectivity solutions for cargo destined for the transit market.
This collaborative effort aims to substantially reduce the cost of doing business and, importantly, ensure that customers receive their cargo in a timely manner.
“Rwanda business community express confidence in KPA, pledging to increase the use of the northern transport corridor and the affiliate facilities majorly, the Port of Mombasa for the movement of Rwanda bound cargo.
Through a tour of the Port of Mombasa, and the Inland Container Depots of Nairobi and Naivasha, the team appreciated the intermodal transport system that ensures efficient and timely transfer of transit cargo from the port to the hinterlands through a linkage with the SGR.
Other than the intermodal transport system in place, KPA is collaborating with partners to provide last mile connectivity for cargo destined to the transit market. This will significantly lower the cost of doing business and ensure customers receive their cargo in a timely manner,” Kenya Ports Authority wrote.