Kenya's largest commercial port in East Africa. It is located on the southwest coast of Mombasa island in the southeast of the country and the mainland kilindini, 171 nautical miles to the port of Dar es Salaam in the south, 499 nautical miles to the port of Mogadishu in the north, 1610 nautical miles to the port of Aden and 3990 nautical miles to the port of Singapore. At present, the port has 19 berths with water depth of 9.7-13.8 meters, 10 of which are on the island shore, including a butterfly oil berth. There is an oil refinery in the west of the linguidini port area, and a butterfly oil terminal at its east end extends to the sea, with a water depth of 13.8 meters. The port has three container berths, the others are bulk cargo and general cargo berths. At the end of the 1980s, the port handled about 7 million tons, and the container handled more than 100000 TEUs, ranking first in East Africa. In addition to Kenya's import and export goods, it was also the transit goods of the inland country Uganda. Mombasa island in a concave inland bay mouth, an area of about 12 square kilometers.
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Mombasa (Port Code:KEMBA) is the principal Kenyan seaport and comprises facilities at Port Reitz (also known as Kipevu district) and Likoni district on the mainland, and Port Kilindini (the collective name for Mbaraki, Kilindini and Shimanzi districts) on Mombasa Island Mombasa not only serves Kenya but is also the main gateway to the eastern African hinterland countries of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo and Southern Sudan.
It comprises Kilindini Harbour and Port Reitz on the Eastern side of the Mombasa Island, and the Old Port and Port Tudor north of Mombasa Island. In total, it has 16 deep water berths, two oil terminals and safe anchorages, and mooring buoys for sea-going ships. The port is equipped to handle a wide range of cargoes including dry bulk such as grain, fertilisers, cement and soda ash and liquid bulk such as crude oil and oil products. This is in addition to bagged products (coffee, tea, sugar, etc), general break-bulk (iron and steel, timber), motor vehicles, machinery – and containerised cargo.
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