Port of Mombasa (Kenya)

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Sub-subject - Port of Mombasa (Kenya): the largest East African port


  1. Introduction to the Port of Mombasa (Kenya): largest East African port
  2. Gateway to Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, and Tanzania.
  3. Other ports of Kenya: Kiunga, Lamu, and Malindi
Sub-subject “Port of Mombasa (Kenya)” is studied…
  1. Masters: African Business, Frontier Markets, International Business (MIB)
  2. Doctorate DIB Africa
  3. Courses: Transport and Logistics in Africa, Business in East Africa

Languages of study: En or Fr Kenya. Summaries in Pt Porto Mombasa Es Puerto Mombasa

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Sub-Subject Description: Port of Mombasa (Kenya).

The largest port in East Africa and Kenya is the Port of Mombasa; this port is a gateway to other regional markets (Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo).

Other ports of Kenya are Kiunga, Lamu, Malindi, Kilifi, Mtwapa, Funzi, Shimoni, and Vanga.

Port of Mombasa:

  1. The Port of Mombasa is the largest port in East Africa.
  2. Gateway to East and Central African markets.
  3. Hinterland of the port (by road):
    - Central Africa: Burundi, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Eastern provinces)
    - East Africa: Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan, Somalia, Tanzania (Northern regions), and Uganda.
  4. Railway to Uganda and Tanzania
  5. The main import - export products: cars, crude oil, cement, coffee, tea, sugar, and containerised cargo.
  6. Management: the Kenya Ports Authority.
  7. Sixteen Deepwater berths
  8. Two petroleum terminals: Kipevu and Shimanzi
  9. Container Terminal (250,000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) annually)
  10. General cargo berths. Ro-ro facilities.
  11. Project of Export Processing Zone and/or Free Trade Zone

Distance in nautical miles (Nm). From the Port of Mombasa to



  1. Kipini: 105
  2. Malindi: 60
  3. Kilifi: 30
  4. Mtwapa: 9
  5. Lamu: 130

Madagascar. Majunga: 790

Mauritius. Port Louis: 1,419


  1. Maputo: 1,467
  2. Beira: 1,139

Seychelles. Mahe Island: 949


  1. Berbera: 1,622
  2. Kismayu: 301
  3. Mogadiscio: 499


  1. Dar es salaam: 171
  2. Lindi: 384
  3. Mtwara: 368
  4. Tanga: 66
  5. Zanzibar: 134

Djibouti: 1,729

South Africa.

  1. Cape Town: 2,503
  2. Port of Durban: 1,703

The Middle East:

Yemen. Aden: 1,615. Al Mukalla: 1,436.

Oman. Muscat: 2,114


  1. The UK. East London: 1,956



  1. Madras: 3,037
  2. Bombay: 2,392
  3. Kandla: 2,411

Pakistan. Karachi: 2,349

Sri Lanka. Colombo: 2,496

Port of Mombasa belongs to the East African Economic Area of the African Civilisation.

Trans-African Highways

  1. Cairo-Gaborone Corridor
  2. Lagos-Mombasa Corridor

Regional Economic Communities:

  1. IGAD (Intergovernmental Authority on Development
  2. EAC (East African Community)
  3. COMESA (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa)
  4. Tripartite agreement COMESA-EAC-SADC

Maritime Transport in Africa - East African ports

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