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Naivasha dry port creating a buzz in the Kenyan investment circles

Posted by nulands on March 27, 2020

The Naivasha dry port is an inland port which is constructed to speed up the flow of cargo between ships and major land transportation networks, creating a more central distribution point. Further, inland ports improve the movement of imports and exports, moving the time-consuming sorting and processing of containers inland, away from congested seaports.

The Naivasha facility will provide storage of cargo especially those destined for Uganda, South Sudan, Northern Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo. This will relieve the Mombasa Port of congestion, create more space for handling more cargo, and improve efficiency, which would attract more trade, including transshipment business at the Mombasa Port.

With the civil unrest in South Sudan and recent courting of Uganda by the Dar es Salaam port, it is prudent that Mombasa port adopts a greater strategic approach that would give it an edge over its peers. A dry port in Naivasha will thus increase productivity at Mombasa Port because larger container ships would dock without fear of prevalent demurrage charges accruing due to port inefficiency. Traffic congestion, road accidents, and road maintenance costs on both our national trunk roads and highways would decrease drastically because one train has capacity to substitute 35 trucks.

It is also imperative to note that the Nakuru County government announced the construction of the naivasha industrial park within the geothermal-rich area of Olkaria where the dry port will be set up to begin construction with in the last week of March. This is a noble initiative that will create jobs.

During the launch of the Naivasha freight service the president said that the commencement of the freight service and completion of the inland container depot(ICD) will bring growth to the town of Naivasha. He also invited investors to Kenya as well as assuring Kenyans investing in SGR is a plus to the country’s economy.

It is safe to say that Naivasha is one of the top upcoming business hubs in Kenya. The existence of various top industries also setting root in the area like Carlsberg, one of the leading brewery groups in the world is set to build a plant next to the Naivasha Inland dry port currently under construction.


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