Established in January 1978 under an Act of Parliament, KPA is mandated to manage and operate the Port of Mombasa and all scheduled seaports along Kenya’s coastline
The Authority’s mandate is to maintain, operate, improve and regulate all scheduled sea ports situated along Kenya’s coastline
Apart from all sea ports on the Kenyan coastline, the Authority manages Inland Waterways as well as Inland Container Depots at Embakasi, Eldoret and Kisumu.
The Procurement and Supplies Department of Kenya Ports Authority is established pursuant to Section 2 of the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act 2015
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KPA has a Marine operations department in charge of all marine services which include pilotage, mooring, maintenance of aids to navigation, tug services, bunkering, conservancy, pollution control and Firefighting.
The Port of Mombasa is situated along Latitudes 4°03ʹs – Longitudes 39° 39ʹE - East African coast.
The Port Tidal range is as follows;
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PILOTAGE & TUGGAGE AND MOORING SERVICES
All tugs and mooring boats are owned and operated by Kenya Ports Authority. Usage of tugs and mooring boats is compulsory when required by the pilot. Pilotage is compulsory for all vessels unless exempted.
It is an offence to discharge or allow escape willfully, or accidentally, any oil, oily mixture, oily/dirty ballast or contaminated bilge water or noxious sewage from any vessel within Mombasa Port limits.
Replenishment of bunkers, whether from sea or shore, will be permitted only on special application monitored by the port's pollution control personnel and shall be carried out in day light hours only. Inter - tank transfers of oil or ballast water, de-ballasting or discharge over board of wash water etc. should not be carried out without permission of Port Control. Emission of dense smoke is prohibited from vessels within Port limits. It is an offence to throw or dump galley refuse, garbage, rubbish and hold sweepings etc. into the water or on the berths. Offending vessel is liable to large fines. No chipping or painting to be carried out alongside berth.
KPA is a member of OSMAG (Oil Spill Mutual Aid Group) to monitor, control and combat any oil spill within the harbour. The group has modern equipment the bulk of which is in the Port, capable of controlling Tier I level spillage.
Port Fire Services Operates three fire engines with a water capacity of 10000 liters each and has a water reserve of 300,000 liters. We offer Fire & Rescue services with the purpose to enhance community safety, quality of life and confidence by minimizing the impact of hazards and emergency incidents on the port
Kenya Ports Authority recognizes and appreciates the importance of health and safety matters in the organization and appreciates that effective health and safety arrangements prevents accidents, controls workplace hazards and preserves life.
To translate this commitment into action, the Authority has put in place a Health and Safety Management System which defines the roles and responsibilities of all employees, port users and contractors aimed at inculcating best work practices, accident prevention and environmental conservation to enhance competency and productivity. The Authority has also developed guidelines and procedures to ensure health and safety at the workplace.