From The Report: Kenya 2017
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Transport and logistics are at the core of Kenya’s economic narrative due to the country’s role as a trans-shipment hub for goods moving on to landlocked countries in East and Central Africa. The Port of Mombasa is a crucial landing point for goods, and links to the Northern Corridor that runs west across the country to the neighbouring markets of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Serving the region means maintaining sufficient transport and logistics capacity for now and for the future, meaning that the government is expending significant capital on transport networks, often in collaboration with private investors. The transport sector is a core part of Kenya’s economic strategy. The Standard-Gauge Railway project, efficiency upgrades at the Port of Mombasa and enhancement of other ports and transit corridors are central to the effort to compete with neighbouring countries’ projects. Being at the developmental forefront of transport infrastructure will help Kenya recapture some lost revenue and maintain its leading transit role in the region.

This chapter contains an interview with Frank Matsaert, CEO, TradeMark East Africa.