Construction of the seven year project is expected to start next year and will be overseen and supervised by JPC. It is being funded by a US$200m loan from the Japanese Government.
The facility will cover 48.4 hectares and will go through 15 months of detailed design and take six years to complete the tendering process and construction. The project entails the construction of a quay and sea walls, revetment, the terminal and utilities, along with buildings and parking.
The new terminal aimed at re-positioning Mombasa as a regional hub, will have a depth of 15 m and will be able to handle vessels up to 50,000 dwt. This will help reduce ship turnaround time from the current three to four days to one day, thus facilitating economic growth not only within the country but throughout the region.