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KPA Amends Free Storage Periods, Tarrifs For Containers In Embakasi

Kenya Ports Authority has amended free storage periods and tariffs for containers at Inland Container Depots in Embakasi.

Managing Director Catherine Muturi said the changes take effect on May 1 and will make the facility “competitive and user-friendly”.

There will be no payments for domestic import containers measuring 20ft and 40ft for the first four days of arrival at the ICDE.

“Thereafter, up to the date container is removed from the depot, [charges will be] about Sh2,006 for 20ft [and] Sh3,010 for 40ft,” the MD said in a notice to customers.

There will also be no charges for empty containers for the first seven days. About Sh1,505 and Sh2,257 will be paid daily for 20ft and 40ft containers respectively should they be stored for a longer period.

Beyond the seven days, Muturi said, the rates will be about Sh1,505 (20ft) and Sh2,257 (40ft) until the containers are removed from the port or loaded onto vessels.

The MD announced that empty nominated containers on export, which are brought to the port by trucks, will be zero-rated for the first four days to vessel berthing.

About Sh1,505 (20ft) and Sh2,257 (40ft) will be paid daily up to the dates the containers are removed.

The notice noted that the minor adjustments had been approved.

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