IJCRR - 7(12), June, 2015
LOGISTICAL FACTORS INFLUENCING PORT PERFORMANCE A CASE OF KENYA PORTS AUTHORITY (KPA)
Author: William K. Ruto, Everlyn Datche
The port of Mombasa is run and managed by Kenya ports Authority, over the recent years the global maritime trade has been evolving rapidly. The surge in shipping traffic and cargo volumes especially on container traffic has placed the port with a huge responsibility to provide effective, efficient and reliable maritime service. The primary objective of this study aims to find out the logistical factors influencing port performance at the port of Mombasa. The study gave recommendations which can make the Port of Mombasa become more efficient and effective as Port of choice for East and Central Africa region. A primary data analysis which uses data gathered through interviews and secondary data analysis which involves the utilization of existing data collected from the existing documents, questionnaires and interviews shall be conducted within sampled and selected organizations which according to the researcher are likely to give a clear picture of the current logistical factors influencing
port performance in the port of Mombasa. The target population under study was 600 Port Stakeholders including at least 10 experts from the 6 different background or expertise in the transport sector including Kenya Revenue Authority, Container Freight Stations officials, Kenya Association of Manufacturers and shipping officials with a certain level of knowledge of the Port of Mombasa and comparative ports in the Maritime Industry such as Singapore Port, Port of Dar es Salaam etc. The study use both quantitative and qualitative data, tables, charts and graphs are be used to illustrate findings. A conclusion on port performance at the port Mombasa today and its future development is provided as recommendations.
Keywords: Logistical, Stakeholders, Cargo
William K. Ruto, Everlyn Datche. LOGISTICAL FACTORS INFLUENCING PORT PERFORMANCE A CASE OF KENYA PORTS AUTHORITY (KPA) International Journal of Current Research and Review. 7(12), June, 52-59
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