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Maersk Line eyes Lamu Port

World’s largest container shipping company―Maersk is eying Lamu Port, a boost to the facility which is slowly getting international maritime players attention.

Known as Mærsk A/S, the Danish business conglomerate with activities in the transport, logistics and energy sectors, is ready to call at the new port facility, the Star has established.

This comes as Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) moves to equip the first berth at the port which was completed on August 6, with construction of the second and third berths being underway.

“Maersk has committed to bring a ship to call at Lamu Port,” Edward  Kamau-KPA General Manager  Corporate Services confirmed yesterday, “We are preparing to move equipment to support operations at the first berth which is ready.”

The equipment includes Rubber-Tyred Gantry cranes (RTGs), terminal tractors, forklifts and  reach stackers(for container handling) and pilot boats, tag boats and mooring equipment( for handling of vessels).

Read more on The Star.

Source: The Star

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