LOGISTICAL FACTORS INFLUENCING PORT PERFORMANCE A CASE OF KENYA PORTS AUTHORITY

Abstract: The study was carried out in Kenya at the port of Mombasa which is run and managed by Kenya Ports Authority. The port of Mombasa is the gateway to East and Central Africa and 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 main objective of the research was to find out the logistical factors influencing port performance at the port of Mombasa and eventually the expected result on future performance, the study shall give recommendations that can make the Port of Mombasa become more efficient and effective as Port of choice for East and Central Africa region. This study used descriptive data where research questionnaires were administered to a sampled size of 60 respondents whom the researcher intended to reach among the sampled target of 600 Port Stakeholders 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and comparative ports in the Maritime Industry such as Singapore Port, Port of Dar es Salaam, used published and unpublished literature available in the public domain as secondary data from scholars and port planners dealing with transport sector touching on logistical factors influencing port performance in the port of Mombasa.

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[WILLIAM KIPKEMBOI RUTO (2014); LOGISTICAL FACTORS INFLUENCING PORT PERFORMANCE A CASE OF KENYA PORTS AUTHORITY Int. J. of Adv. Res. 2 (10). 0] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com

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