Kenya - 3.2 Transporters

The current road transport capacity of the country resides in private contractors, most of them based in Mombasa, however for WFP Transporters a majority have their administrative offices in Nairobi but are also very well positioned in Mombasa.  

The Aid and Relief cargo continues to be a reliable source of cargo for transport actors as the port of Mombasa continues to position itself as the premier gateway for cargo within the region particularly the Northern Corridor.  

Major investments have also been witnessed among the different players with the industry players being agile enough to shift to different cargo considerations to suit current need. A good example is upon the discovery of crude oil in Northern Kenya, it is a local company that was able to sufficiently haul the entire consignment.  

In short, the commercial transport sector is robust and depending on the right incentive can mobilise the required capacity to deliver as required. 

WFP Kenya does not have any dedicated fleet in Kenya but relies on their contracted commercial transporters who in turn when needed subcontract this capacity.  

Even though the road transport of the country is one of the best in the region, availability of vectors may be influenced in certain period of the year by bulky delivery of goods: it is the case for fertilizers delivery in February/March and July/August. 

For more information on transport company contact details, please see the following link: 4.8 Transporter Contact List. 

Disclaimer: Inclusion of company information in the LCA does not imply any business relationship between the supplier and WFP / Logistics Cluster, and is used solely as a determinant of services, and capacities.  


Please note: WFP / Logistics Cluster maintain complete impartiality and are not able to endorse, comment on any company's suitability as a reputable service provider. 

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