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31
August
2020
Implementation of Roadside Stations programme, five years on
By: TTCA
The Roadside Stations programme presents an opportunity for investment in Trade and Transport Logistics aimed at improving Road safety as well as supporting cost effectiveness and reliability in the conveyance of freight and people along the Northern Corridor. The initiative had attracted the attention of both policy makers and private sector players.

31
August
2020
Multiple impact of Empty Freight Transport trips along the Northern Corridor
By: TTCA

31
August
2020
EAC Regional Electronic Cargo and Driver Tracking System set for Launch
By: TTCA
The EAC Secretariat with the assistance of Trademark East Africa (TMEA) has finalised the development of the EAC Regional Electronic Cargo and Driver Tracking System (RECDTS) as mandated by the Joint Ministerial Meeting of Ministers responsible for Health, Trade and EAC Affairs in their Video Conference in March 2020.

21
August
2020
The Naivasha ICD positions as an important Transit and Transport node
By: TTCA
Two months after being operational, the Inland Container Depot (ICD) at Naivasha has positioned itself as an essential node; connecting road and railway networks, with a marshalling area having the capacity to hold over 700 trucks at any given time. The 45,000-square-meter facility can handle over two million tonnes of cargo annually.

21
August
2020
Weekly online regional platform providing solution to Cross border Challenges
By: TTCA
The Northern Corridor Secretariat has put in place a regional platform for online meetings held through “Zoom” every Tuesday. The meeting that connects the Northern Corridor stakeholders mainly focuses on what is happening in real-time in each Member State in general and at each transit or transport node along the corridor (Port, Weighbridges, Border Posts, ICDs, and Container Freight Stations) in particular.

07
August
2020
Mombasa Port Records a 5% Decline in Throughput during the First Half of 2020
By: TTCA
Statistics from the Northern Corridor Transport Observatory report for the period April to June 2020 showed a 5% decline in the aggregate throughput for the months from January to May 2020; from 14.3 million metric tonnes in 2019 to 13.6 million metric tonnes in 2020. During the same period, imports accounted for 82% of the total throughput; suggesting that the balance of trade was unfavourable.

05
August
2020
Fast-tracking the development of Naivasha ICD and regional Inland Waterways: a boost to a resilient trade and Transport Logistics system
By: TTCA
The Northern Corridor Policy Organ Meetings composed of the Executive Committee and Council of Ministers were held between 28th and 31st July 2020; where Member States reiterated their commitments to use the Inland Container Depot (ICD) facility at Naivasha as well as the Oil Jetties on Lake Victoria to ensure a faster rebound of the economies of the region. The Policy Organs agreed to fast-track the full development and completion of the required amenities at the dry port in Naivasha and continue with the development of key Inland Waterways to boost trade and Transport system in the region.

27
July
2020
COMESA develops COVID-19 online portal to spur e-Trade
By: TTCA
In response to a directive by the COMESA Council of Ministers in May 2020 to develop a platform to support regional trade, during the COVID-19 pandemic, COMESA has developed an online portal to be used by Member States to exchange information on availability of essential products within the region.

21
July
2020
NCTTCA Secretariat lauded for its sensitisation efforts against the spread of COVID-19 along the Northern Corridor
By: TTCA
During a week-long exercise of distributing 10,000 Masks and reflective jackets to Long Distance Truck drivers in Mombasa and at the Weighbridges namely; Busia, Webuye, Mariakani, Athi-River and Gilgil; Truck drivers have lauded the Northern Corridor Secretariat for its relentless efforts in the fight against the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

16
July
2020
Northern Corridor Stakeholders commend KMA for the extension of Free Empty Containers Return Period
By: TTCA
On 3rd July 2020, the Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA) in a notice issued to the public directed shipping lines to extend the free period on the return of empty containers by additional seven (7) days and three (3) days for transit and local traffic, from the existing granted periods.