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.