LAPSSET: Lamu Port and South Sudan Ethiopia Transport: News & Photos

Tony254

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Wacha nkuambie hio story Ni ya Author fara sana,Haijaithinishwa na Maritime Authority 不不不wacheni propaganda Watz mwamini kuwa Hakuna Panama ita Dock kwa hayo maport zenyu madogo.Mwache wivu pia Lamu mtastukia imewekewa SGR Kama mombasa.Kenya tunafanya vitu kwa mpango si Kama nyinyi mnaelekeza reli yenyu UGanda,inaenda kufanya Nini uko na ya Kenya Ndio cost effective na faster to the sea ikijibebea Double stack na #Ipo Siku Itafika mpaka DRC na Rwanda,Ethiopia,Southern Sudan,etc Mola akitujalia Kenya Raha hoyeeeee不不不不不不
Port za TZ ni ndogo ndogo halafu wanapenda kuzilinganisha na giant inayoitwa Mombasa port. Hata capacity ya Lamu port ni kubwa kushinda Mtwara au Tanga port.
 

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Port za TZ ni ndogo ndogo halafu wanapenda kuzilinganisha na giant inayoitwa Mombasa port. Hata capacity ya Lamu port ni kubwa kushinda Mtwara au Tanga port.
[/QUOTEWaTz hawaezi itikia kushindwa Wana kuaga watu wivu sana,mambo ambayo inafanywa Kenya hawawezi kusema Ni poa
 

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Port za TZ ni ndogo ndogo halafu wanapenda kuzilinganisha na giant inayoitwa Mombasa port. Hata capacity ya Lamu port ni kubwa kushinda Mtwara au Tanga port.
Port si Port tu ATI mpaka kisumu port wanaeza sema utakuja Panama No,Port Ndio ivutie Meli kubwa wanaangalianga Size ya port,PortRailway connection,Port Road connection,Fastnesss Offloading of Goods at the Port,Na reli yetu Unye alifikiria akanunua za Double stuck. Nigeria wamenunua SGR ka zetu one day kutakua na reli kutoka Nigeria mpaka Kenya#Ipo Siku
 

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Operations test at new Lamu port starts next month​

THURSDAY APRIL 29 2021
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Police officers patrol at the Lamu Port following the arrival of the first batch of equipment on April 28, 2021. PHOTO | KEVIN ODIT | NMG

By ANTHONY KITIMO
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Officials will start testing operations of the new Lamu port at the end of next month ahead of the June 15 commissioning.

The first batch of equipment including low load trailers, extension cargo handlers and trailers to be used at the multibillion-shilling facility arrived at the port on Wednesday.

The second batch including rubber tyred gantries, forklift and utility vans are expected by mid-next month.

Lamu Port general manager Abdullahi Samatar said testing of the equipment will begin on May 20 before the first vessel from Maersk makes a maiden call to the facility.

We have complied with all port requirements and have temporary International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) code to use in our berth number one, said Mr Samatar.

The viability of the port, which has seen the first three berths completed at Sh5.1 billion ($48 million) has been put into question over low demand as it was expected to attract transshipment business, mainly from Ethiopia and South Sudan.

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The port is a key part of the wider Lamu Port South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport Corridor, which is being implemented at a total cost of Sh2.5 trillion ($24 billion).

Mr Samatar sought to allay fears the port could become a white elephant project, saying a number of shipping lines have visited the port and were willing to use the facility

Commissioning of the port has been delayed thrice over the past two years on funding shortages and operationalisation of all three berths is likely to be pushed to end of the year as authorities seek at least Sh9.5 billion for the purchase of basic equipment to run the berths.

To make berth 2 and 3 operational, there is a need for the full establishment of the port structure and acquisition of new equipment.

Due to constrained budget, Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) is transferring some equipment and staff from Port of Mombasa to Lamu.

According to an official document from KPA, 263 staff will be deployed to run the facility, the majority of them from Mombasa.
 

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Not Mombasa alone, Uhuru's work on infrastructure can be seen in the entire country. I'm trying to assume how Kenya would have looked like if he had this mentality right away from 2013. Im also trying to assume how Kenya would look like if he didn't tolerate corruption.
Assume?!! Is this a new word you just learnt? Looks like you're desperately trying to use it?
 

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Not Mombasa alone, Uhuru's work on infrastructure can be seen in the entire country. I'm trying to assume how Kenya would have looked like if he had this mentality right away from 2013. Im also trying to assume how Kenya would look like if he didn't tolerate corruption.
Better late than never?!
 

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Lamu Port: Kenya's Transshipment Hub Risks Becoming a White Elephant​

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Lamu Port under construction (LAPSSET Corridor Program)
BY NJIRAINI MUCHIRA04-26-2021 10:47:47




The Kenyan government faces a hard decision over whether to encourage shipping lines to make use of the new Lamu Port, which is set for commissioning in June. If traffic shifts to Lamu, the government risks failure to generate enough revenue from its main gateway facility, Mombasa Port.

After years of delay, Kenya is preparing to open Lamu Port for business on June 15. The port's commissioning marks the completion of the first three berths at a cost of $367 million, but industry experts warn that the facility risks becoming a white elephant.

"Lamu port is at the risk of becoming a white elephant because I dont know who is going to use it come June. Factors against its viability are many and unless Kenya negotiates with Ethiopia, the facility will not achieve its purpose," said Wycliffe Wanda, the executive officer of the Kenya International Freight and Warehousing Association.

To start with, the government is grappling with the tough choice of pushing business to Lamu Port, a decision that would mean decline in revenues for Mombasa Port. The ripple effects could include an inability to generate enough revenue to repay the Chinese loans that were used to construct Kenya's Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) project.

Mombasa port is the main source of business for SGR, because 40 percent of the port's cargo is required to be transported on the line to the hinterlands - mainly the Nairobi and Naivasha inland container depots.

Another challenge facing the Lamu Port is waning interest by Ethiopia and South Sudan, the two countries that were expected to be the main source of transshipment business for the facility. The port is a key part of the wider Lamu Port South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor, which is being implemented at a total cost of $24 billion.

Landlocked Ethiopia, which mainly uses the port of Djibouti, has shifted its interest from the Lamu Port to the Somaliland port of Berbera, where it is partnering with DP World to build a regional trade hub for the Horn of Africa. Ethiopia has since acquired a 19 percent stake in the Berbera Port project, and DP World is investing $442 million to expand and increase its capacity by 500,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) per year.

Ethiopia is also seeking a stake in Eritrea Port following the cessation of hostilities between the two neighbors.

Despite Lamu Port's design as a transshipment hub, transit cargo in Kenya remains minimal, with the port of Mombasa handling about 120,000 TEU in 2018 and 210,000 TEU in 2019 out of a total of 1.3 million TEUs. This means the facility may struggle to attract business.

Threats of insecurity - particularly from the terrorist group al-Shabaab - and delays in completion of road networks are other factors that could see Lamu Port become an expensive but idle facility. Last week, the Kenya National Highway Authority awarded a $166 million contract to China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) to implement two key road projects that are central to making the port feasible. CCCC is also constructing the port.

Additional challenges facing Kenyas crude oil project - including construction of a pipeline to Lamu Port - mean that it might take years before the country can start utilizing the facility in exporting its crude resources to the international markets.

Conceived in 2012, Lamu Port was originally designed to be a massive $3 billion project that would be implemented over a 16 year period. As envisioned, it would have a total of 32 berths and a total capacity of 24 million tonnes of cargo per year.

Though shipping lines like Maersk and Express have indicated a desire to direct some cargo to the new facility, Lamu Port faces many challenges ahead and its future is still uncertain.

The opinions expressed herein are the author's and not necessarily those of The Maritime Executive.

Hii article iko na makosa kadhaa, sijui huyo alieiandika kama ana ueleo wowote kuhusu mambo ya shipping, inaonekana ilikua mara yake ya kwanza.... Nitaonyesha hayo makosa nikinukuu aya kutoka hio article.

To start with, the government is grappling with the tough choice of pushing business to Lamu Port, a decision that would mean decline in revenues for Mombasa Port. The ripple effects could include an inability to generate enough revenue to repay the Chinese loans that were used to construct Kenya's Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) project.
Hii ni simple logic! Bandari ya Mombasa iko chini ya KPA, Bandari ya Lamu pia iko chini ya KPA, Faida ya Lamu port na faida ya Mombasa port zote ni faida ya KPA ambaye ndo mmiliki wa bandari zote mbili, kwahivyo hata kama Lamu port itapunguza mizigo inayoenda Mombasa port, bado faida ya Lamu ni faida ya KPA. Infact Lamu port ita complement Msa port badala ya kushindana na Lamu port kwa kupunguza msongamano wa mizigo pale bandarini Mombasa, hii itawezesha Msa port kusafirisha mizigo yake haraka zaidi kuliko sasa.
Alafu,Pesa za kulipa Loan ya mchina zinalipwa in Dollars and not in direct KSH ambayo inapokewa kama import fees pale Mombasa port. Pesa ya kulipa SGR huwekwa kwa special escrow account na part of this money hutokana na kodi ya rail levy ambayo hutozwa kutokana na imports popote pale ziingiapo kenya, iwe Lamu au Mombasa.



Landlocked Ethiopia, which mainly uses the port of Djibouti, has shifted its interest from the Lamu Port to the Somaliland port of Berbera, where it is partnering with DP World to build a regional trade hub for the Horn of Africa. Ethiopia has since acquired a 19 percent stake in the Berbera Port project, and DP World is investing $442 million to expand and increase its capacity by 500,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) per year.

Ethiopia tayari iko na direct electrified SGR link na bandari ya Djibouti, Ethiopia pia hua wanatumia bandari ya Sudan, lakini hawakutosheka, wameonelea wa invest kwa bandari yao kule Somaliland..... Kwahivyo kwa mwendo huo huo, hakuna lolote linamzuia Ethiopia pia kuchagua Bandari ya Lamu kupitishia mizigo yake manake inaonekana hawabagui, wanataka all options available.... And BTW, Ethiopia has never shifted focus from Lamu port, they are waiting for connecting infrastructure to use it! kumbuka Ethiopia niko na polulation zaidi ya KEnya Tanzania combined! ukifikiria kati ya Kenya na Tanzania tuko na Lamu port, Msa port, Tanga port, Dar port, Mtwara port sasa mbona unashangaa ukiona land locked Ethiopia yenye iko na population sawa na TZ&KE combined ikitaka kua na access to as many ports as they can? Kwahivyo kwa kifupi, Kenya never shys away from this kind of competition, tuta compete na Djibouti port na Berbera port hatuna shida!






Another challenge facing the Lamu Port is waning interest by Ethiopia and South Sudan, the two countries that were expected to be the main source of transshipment business for the facility. The port is a key part of the wider Lamu Port South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor, which is being implemented at a total cost of $24 billion.


This is the wrong use and understanding of the word transshipment, he should have used the word transit which means moving from one country to another. Transshipment is transferring goods from a ship to a port then to another ship that will deliver the goods to a different port. Kwa sasa hakuna Transshipment hub in Sub-sahara Africa, this is a new opportunity where only a port like Lamu has the capability. Sri lanka & Oman(Asia) na Antwerp &rotterdam(Europe) ndo hutumika kama transshipment hub za mizigo inyotoka East na West mtawalia kuja ukanda huu wa mashariki mwa Africa . Kwa mfano mizigo yote inayokuja Eastern Africa Seaboard inayotoka nchi za Asia hupelekwa na meli babkubwa na kuangushwa bandari ya Sri lanka au bandari ya Oman, kutoka pale ndo meli ndogo ndogo hukusanya mizigo hio na kuileta nchi za huku mashariki mwa Africa..... Lengo moja la Lamu port ni kuwezesha hii biashara ya transhipment kutoka meli kubwa hadi ndogo.. yani iwe miziko yote Kutoka Djibouti hadi South Africa iwe inaangushwa pale Lamu alafu tuna ''break bulk'' na kuzipakia kwa meli za kupeleka bandari zetu zenye uwezo wa kupokea meli ndogo ndogo.

Transship is from Sea to port back to sea

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Right now, both Mombasa port na Dar port are Reginal gateway port, a port like Mtwara is a feeder port.... in comparison, Lamu port will be a Hub port
 

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