Mombasa Port cargo volume rises 10 pc first quarter
http://larock.co.uk/vjwl/One-word-gamertag-generator.html The Port of Mombasa handled 9.54 million tons in the first quarter of the year 2021 compared to 8.62 million tons in a similar period last year recording 10.7% growth rate.
Between January and March, the Port also witnessed increased volumes in container traffic registering 389,515 TEUs against 340,812 TEUs recorded in a similar period in 2020.
Transshipment traffic recorded 69,658 TEUs against 41,363 TEUs during the corresponding period in 2020.
The container traffic translates to an increase of 48,703 TEUs or 14.3% while transshipment traffic registered a growth of 28,295 TEUs or 68.4%.
Total imports during the quarter recorded 162,504 TEUs up from 151,998 TEUs in the corresponding period, January-March 2020, registering a growth of 6.9%.
Equally, exports registered an upsurge of 6.8% from 146,049 TEUs in 2020 to 156,007 during the similar period in 2021.
March 2021 boosted the Port of Mombasa’s performance registering a marked growth in both conventional and containerized cargo.
A total of 3.48 million tons were recorded in March against 2.71 million tons realized in the corresponding month in 2020, representing a positive performance of 768,453 tons or 28.4%.
The performance was mainly attributed to increase in handling of Wheat and Clinker cargo within the month compared to the same period in 2020.