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Kenya Ports Authority 

THE PORT OF MOMBASA can trace its history back many centuries to a time when dhows called at the Old Port on the north side of Mombasa Island.

The Old Port is next to Fort Jesus,which was built by the Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama. This was during the famous spice trade between the Arabian Gulf,the east coast of Africa,the Indian subcontinent and the Far East when navigators were looking for a new route to the Far East.

In the 18th and 19th centuries East Africa was colonised by various nations including Great Britain and Germany. In the 1890s the region was partitioned,with Tanzania coming under German control and Kenya and Uganda being controlled by Britain


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  Vision: "To be rated amongst the top twenty ports in the world in terms or reputation and performance by the year 2010."

Mission: "To facilitate sea-borne trade in the most efficient manner by progressively bench marking our operational targets to internationally acceptable standards."

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