The Port of Mombasa’s second container terminal has attracted interest from a number of international companies.
An array of applications have reportedly been submitted from companies from all over the world including; Eurogate, Gulftainers, Adani Ports, Hutchison Ports Investments, PSA, Dalian Ports Co, PSA, DP World, Cosco Pacific, Transnet, ICTSI, China Merchants Holding, APM Terminals, CMA CGM and Terminal Investment Ltd.
The interest in operating phase one of the second terminal at Mombasa was generated after the port invited applications of interest back in December. The new terminal is expected to be completed by March next year, with the first phase of the US$300m terminal comprising two berths which are due to be handed over by the contractor.
The terminal will have an initial capacity of 450,000 teu rising to 1.2m teu by 2019 and will be the first time a container terminal will be operated by a private company. The first terminal is currently under KPA’s management.
KPA is looking for an experienced partner to operate the terminal efficiently either as a single company or as joint venture and the winner will operate the terminal for 25 years with an option for a further renewal of the concession.