News & Information



25
March
2022
Private Sector and Local Governments set to develop Roadside Stations (RSS) in Uganda
By: TTCA
The RSS program started in 2014 following a feasibility study of the entire Northern Corridor by the Northern Corridor Secretariat aimed at providing road users with safe and comfortable road travel conditions and contribute to local economies. The study identified 141 locations for RSS out of which 67 were considered as priority locations. Out of the 67 priority locations identified along the Northern Corridor, 27 are in Uganda. It developed three categories of RSS designs and their requirements for compliance and detailed the financial projections and models for their development.

03
December
2021
PUBLIC- PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP IS KEY IN REALIZATION OF NCTTCA PROGRAMS

03
December
2021
THE NORTHERN CORRIDOR PUBLIC PRIVATE STAKEHOLDER PARTNERSHIP COMMITTEE (PPPC) CONCLUDES ITS COUNTRY CONSULTATIONS IN ALL MEMBER STATES
By: TTCA

13
May
2021
DRC and South Sudan embark on Black Spots mapping to improve Road Safety
By: TTCA
Road Safety has become a big challenge in the Northern Corridor Member States albeit tremendous efforts made in the development and improvement of transport infrastructure.

19
April
2021
Northern Corridor Region Member States to embrace PPPs to tap into new investment opportunities
By: TTCA
The Northern Corridor Member States of Burundi, DRC, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan and Uganda harbour immense opportunities in Public Private Partnership projects (PPPs) investment mainly in Multimodal Transport, Industrial and Social infrastructure.

22
March
2021
Member States adopt the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Estimation Model
By: TTCA
The model developed with support from TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) will support the Corridors’ Transport Observatories to regularly report on performances related to GHG emissions as well as help identify possible reduction/mitigation potentials in climate change projects in the two Corridors.

22
March
2021
Kenya Railways Slashes Mombasa to Naivasha ICD SGR Freight Rates by 15%
By: TTCA
Kenya Railways (KR) has reduced the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) cargo tariffs by 15% to promote Naivasha Inland Container Depot’s (Naivasha ICD) use. The new freight rates came into effect on 16th February 2021.

22
March
2021
The Mombasa Port throughput registered a slight decline in 2020
By: TTCA
Data from the Northern Corridor Transport Observatory reveals that the Port of Mombasa sustained its performance in January-December 2020 with a slight decline compared to its throughput in the corresponding period in 2019. The hub recorded a throughput of 34 million metric tonnes (MT) in 2020, a 1% decline from 34.4 million MT handled in 2019. However, this was 5% short of the projected 35.9 million MT in total throughput and 1.49 million twenty-feet equivalent units (TEUs) in container traffic in 2020.

22
March
2021
Northern Corridor Transit Time Indicator Improves in the Last Quarter of 2020
By: TTCA
According to the Northern Corridor Dashboard Quarterly Performance Report for the period October to December 2020, transit time from Mombasa to Kampala reduced from 167 to 131 hours, 167 to 135 hours from Mombasa to Elegu, 214 to 187 hours from Mombasa to Kigali, and from 216 to 160 hours Mombasa to Mpondwe. The positive trend was greatly attributed to the opening up of borders by the Northern Corridor Member States and implementing the Regional Electronic Cargo and Driver Tracking System (RECDTS).

04
March
2021
Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on small-scale cross-border traders
By: TTCA
The hard-hitting impact of COVID-19 on cross-border women traders ranges from the “loss of income and increased financial stress to the reversal of gains in women’s economic empowerment”.