Mombasa Port – Kenya
The Mombasa Port is one of the biggest ports in Africa, especially in East and Central Africa. It is also known as the City of Merchants. Its strategic location between South Africa and the Gulf of Aden as well as its services to neighbouring countries of Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo makes it one of the busiest in the region. The Mombasa Port got several awards including the best cruise port in Africa by the World Travel Awards.
The Mombasa Port is working its way to handle two million containers by 2022 and already carrying out several projects to boost efficiency at the ports. In 2016, the port handled 6,487,330, an increase of 8.5 percent. But like the Lagos port, it requires facelift and solution to endless traffic which is quite challenging. The new terminal being constructed is expected to handle 1.5 million TEUs per annum. Currently, about 1.1 containers are being handled by the port.