Kenya Flower Council (KFC) has begun a project to export flowers by sea following a rise in air-freight charges.
The council is aiming to sea freight over 50 per cent of their produce in the next eight years.
The floriculture sector is facing logistic challenges because of a rise in freight charges and unavailability of cargo planes.
A spokesman said that they were currently exporting 150 containers every week as part of the pilot project, adding that sea freight was the way to go. ‘We are projecting that we will be ferrying 50 percent of the cut-flower through sea-freight in the next eight years and we are working with Kenya Railways on this’ he said.