The port of Lamu will receive the third ship this week from CMA CGM, as three shipping lines are positioned to begin handling cargo by transporting cargo handling equipment to the facility.
The first CMA CGM vessel to make an inaugural call will dock at Lamu on July 4 from the former Soviet Union, where it is expected to pick up some 50 twenty-foot equivalent units from Zanzibar to Far West.
Geoffery Namadoa of the Kenya Port Authority said the ship would be the third to dock at the port after MV CAP Carmel and MV Seago Bremerhaven, who made their first call during the opening of Berth 1 on May 20 by President Uhuru. Kenyatta.
“On Sunday we received two mobile port cranes, marking the last batch of key cargo handling equipment, we can now handle any vessel at the moment. In early July, we expect to receive one of the largest vessels from CMA, currently is in the [former] Soviet Union, “he said.
Namadoa said that Lamu Shipping Company will also bring its first Amu 1 cargo ship from Zanzibar in the coming days.
He said that in addition to the Lamu-based firm, Express Shipping Line has transported some of its cargo-handling equipment to the port.