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 Kipevu Container Terminal

‚ÄčThe development of the new container terminal at the port of Mombasa on an area of 100 hectares at the western side of the existing Kipevu Oil Terminal ("KOT") is complete and operational. It has yard capacity of 4,135 ground slots, 1,090 and 3,045 for yard 20 and 21, respectfully. The new terminal is composed of two berths of Panamax and Post-Panamax container vessels of 20,000 tons and 60,000 tons respectively. This phase of the project was completed and handed to the Authority in March 2016.       

Number of Berths and Specialization

Berth Number

Draft (M)

Length (M)

Cargo Type


When the whole project, phase 1, 2 and3, is complete, it will create an additional capacity of 1.2 million TEU (or more depending on the cargo dwell times). It involves reclamation of the sea to create a terminal with 3 berths measuring 15 metres, 12 metres and 11 metres deep. Phase 2 will involve construction of berth 22 which will be 320 meters long and 15 meters deep. Phase 3 will be development of berth 23 which will be 230 meters in length, 12 meters deep and a side berth of 4.5 meters deep and 80 meters long. There will also be construction of additional stacking yards, procurement of equipment and dredging works. The construction period for phase 2 & 3 is 2015-2023.  

TERMINAL TRACTORS78 (Compliment from Mombasa Container Terminal also used here)
LOWBED TRAILERS30 (Compliment from Mombasa Container Terminal also used here)
SKELETAL TRAILERS128 (Compliment from Mombasa Container Terminal also used here)
GOOSENECKS15 (Compliment from Mombasa Container Terminal also used here)