A leading global shipping line, Hapag – Llyod which is a multi-national German based transportation company, has began its operations to the port of Mombasa. Hapag Llyod is the world’s sixth largest container carrier in terms of vessel capacity. MV SPERO MAJURA which is a ship operated by Hapag – Llyod made its maiden trip to the East African region by calling at the port of Mombasa on Thursday 4:00am carrying 1,770 Total Equivalent Units (TEUs). Captain James Kagaoan, steered the vessel from the port of Jedda, which is the largest and busiest port in the Middle East, to Mombasa before heading to Dar-es- Salaam in Tanzania. At the port of Mombasa, the vessel discharged 154 TEUs.
Kenya Ports Authority managing director Catherine Mturi-Wairi said (…) “The decision to have more shipping lines calling at the port is also a manifestation of the confidence the global shipping and business community has in the port of Mombasa,” This, she said, has been the result of consistent improvement programmes that have been put under the Mombasa Port Development Programmes. (…)