The Chinese business community in Kenya will be able to get their
products shipped from China faster, more efficiently, and at a lower
cost, following the signing of an agreement between Kenya Railways and
Cargocare International Ltd, on behalf of Kenya Chinese Chamber of
Commerce, also known as the KCCC.
According to Atanas Maina, the managing director of Kenya Railways,
as known as KR, the agreement involves delivery of cargo from China
through the port of Mombasa to the Inland Container Depot, known as the
ICD, in the Embakasi district of the capital Nairobi, for clearance.
Cargo will be transported via the Chinese-built Standard Gauge
Railway, known as the SGR, from Mombasa to Nairobi, which launched cargo
services on Jan 1, 2018.
"Transporting cargo via railway is cheaper compared to road, and will
therefore reduce the cost of production of goods and services," Maina
He added that Kenya Railways is committed to offering customers the
best services ever, and assured Chinese traders of efficient, safe and
reliable cargo transportation, and clearing and forwarding services.