In Kenya, Mombasa
is the first place that comes to mind when considering logistics. This is due to the extensiveness of the port from infrastructure to volumes of goods coming in and out of it.
However, there are a number of coastal towns that have been growing in potential logistics wise. First was Lamu
and recently ,Kwale has began to reassess its value in the logistics race.
The Kenya Coast National Polytechnic (KCNP) is constructing a regional flagship marine transport and port logistics centre in Kwale.
Kwale county government has supported this through the donation of 40 acres of land, on which the project will sit, in the Waa area . This is scheduled to begin with a ground-breaking ceremony in June
Kenya is a prime region for marine and logistics related funding and investment due to it’s ever growing coastal ports and general economic trajectory when it comes to ‘Blue Economy’.
“This project aims at producing competent graduates for the maritime sector in line with government focus to exploit the blue economy,” said Dr Margaret Mwakima, the principal secretary, Vocational and Technical Training.