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First phase of Kenya's new mega port in Lamu to open in December


Lamu port in Kenya that is being constructed by China Communication Construction Company is scheduled to begin operations in December when it welcomes its first ship call from Maersk Line.
Construction of the first berth has been completed and the remaining two berths are expected to be finished by the end of 2020. These first three berths will be able to handle 1.2 million TEU annually and serve as a local cargo transshipment hub, reported Colchester's Seatrade Maritime News.
When the project is fully completed, Lamu port will have a total of 32 berths and be able to handle 20 million TEU annually. This gateway is intended to complement the port of Mombasa for cargo transportation in and out of Kenya and its neighbouring states.
The Kenya Ports Authority awarded the US$478 million contract to the Chinese firm for the construction of the first three berths in 2014.

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