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Big plans for Kenya ports

Thursday, 14 July 2011 by

In the past five years total traffic at the Port of Mombasa has grown from 14.4 to around 19 million tons in 2010 reflecting a growth rate of about 7%. “This is almost more than double the world average – and similarly we have also registered a growth rate of nearly 9-9.8% for container traffic,”