The setting up of three Covid-19 testing centres in Kenya for truck drivers has eased the movement of goods to the neighbouring countries of Uganda and Rwanda, cutting the delays.
Shortage of containers is projected to persist for at least a year as the freight charges continue to rise due to a global market scarcity.
Transit cargo at the Port of Mombasa contracted by five percent in the last quarter of the financial year 2020/2021 on the back of reduced freight to regional countries.
Shippers have received reprieve after Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) extended free storage by three months as it seeks to make the port of Mombasa more attractive in the wake of increased competition.
Ethiopia, Kenya and South Sudan have given an undertaking to speed up the implementation of the Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia-Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor Project that is lagging behind schedule.
A newly opened terminal at Berbera port in Somaliland has set the stage for stiff competition in maritime trade, especially for goods destined to Ethiopia, as Kenya eyes a larger market share with rec