The Kenya Ports Authority has increased the free storage period for importers and exporters because of the slow turn-around interval for freight lorries caused by the impact of the Covid-19.
The Managing Director said that the virus has impacted the whole transport logistics chain. Free storage for domestic export containers has been increased from nine to 15 days.
Transit import containers will benefit from 14 days of free storage at the port and the Inland Container Depot-Nairobi(ICDN), compared with the previous nine days. Transit import containers at the Naivasha ICD will have a 30-day free period. All transit export containers are now being stored for 20 days free compared with 15 days previously.