EAMA awards target the maritime community, both individuals and
organisations in Eastern Africa that endeavor to strengthen and
grow their services at the Port of Mombasa.
The list includes
importers and exporters, shipping lines and agents, cargo
consolidators, clearing and forwarding agents and warehousing
companies, CFS operators, partner govern-ment agencies,
transporters, liquid and bulk operators, providers of support
services among others.
The initiative comes in the wake of massive modernisation of
port infrastructure at the Mombasa seaside to enhance port
effi-ciency and enable fast movement of cargo to the hinterland
via the Standard Gauge Railway.
Between April and July this year, the port has received six
Rail Mounted Gantry (RMG) cranes , one new Ship to Shore Gantry
Crane and 12 Rubber Tyred Gantry Cranes, for the Second
During the same period, the Authority also acquired
addi-tional 28 new terminal tractors and four Eco Hoppers fitted
with environmental friendly gadgets that reduce dust emission
while handling dirty cargoes such as Clinker, Gypsum and Coal.
The equipment is now operational and contributing to im-proved
At the end of the independent judging process that will
uphold world-class standards, the Authority will be able to give
26 awards that will recognize the below categories:
• Best Shipping Line • Best Shipping Agent • Best
Shipping Agent (Dry Bulk) • Best Shipping Agent (Liquid
Bulk) • Best Cargo Consolidator • Best Cargo Freight Station
(CFS) • Best Clearing and Forwarding Agent [Per Country in
Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan, DRC]
• Best Regional Cargo Logistics Provider • Best Cargo
Transporter [Per Country in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, South
Sudan, Burundi and DRC] • Exporter of The Year [Per Country
in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and DRC]
• Importer of The Year [Per Country in Kenya, Uganda,
Rwanda, South Sudan, Burundi, DRC and Tanzania] • Membership
Organisation Award [Per Country in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda,
South Sudan, Burundi and DRC]
• Most Efficient Partner Government Agency • Marine Cargo
Insurance Award • Auxiliary Service Provider Award •
Financial Service Provider Award
• Excellence in Maritime Education & Training • The
Safety Award • Business Initiative of The Year • Corporate
Social Investment (CSI) Award
• Innovation Award • The Environmental Protection Award •
Maritime Journalist Award [Per Country in Kenya, Uganda,
Rwanda, South Sudan, Burundi and DRC]
• Young Achiever Award • Outstanding Woman Award •
Lifetime Achievement Award
The EAMA awards are a strategic initiative of the Authority
in collaboration with the Kenya Maritime Authority, Kenya
Revenue Authority, Kenya Trade Network Agency, Shippers Council
of Eastern Africa, East African Business Council and Think
The objective of the awards is to promote excellence in
service delivery, appreciate exceptional contribution to the
industry and economy, encourage innovation, and improve overall
Kenya Ports Authority Has
Offered 'Full Support' For Port
Management Association Of Eastern And Southern Africa
AUTHORITY (Mombasa) -- The Kenya Ports
Authority (KPA) has pledged to support efforts towards revamping
the Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa (PMAESA).
Speaking during a courtesy call to the Acting Secretary Gen-eral
of the non-profit inter-governmental organization, Col. Andre
Ciseau in his office , KPA Acting Managing Director Dr. Arch
Daniel Manduku reiterated that the Authority will comple-ment
PMAESA secretariat human resource aspect espe-cially in the area
of communi-cation and data management.
PMAESA is made up of Port Operators, Government Line
Ministries, Logistics and Maritime Service Providers and other
port and shipping stakeholders from the Eastern, Western and
Southern African and Indian Ocean regions.
The regional body was first established in Mombasa in April
1973, under the auspices of the United Nations Economic
Com-mission for Africa (ECA), following a recommendation made at
a meeting of the African Ministers in charge of transport, held
in Tunisia in February 1971.
And during the visit to the secretariat, Dr. Manduku noted
that the Authority will also consider assisting PMAESA in
boosting its ICT section while it remained active in meetings
and engaging otherstakeholders.
"KPA will always go beyond its call of duty to support PMAESA"
Earlier in his welcome remarks, Col. Andre Ciseau briefed the
MD about the role and activities of PMAESA.
He pointed out that PMAESA is so central and plays a
significant role to the growth of member Ports and Authorities.
He underscored its importance and called for the deserving
support from the member states.
The Ag. SG thanked the Authority for hosting the secre-tariat
since inception and pledged to promote cruise tourism in the
He revealed his plan to use cluster strategy to ensure that
all the tourism organizations and individuals are on board to
promote cruise tourism in the region
Col. Ciseau talked of his commitment to workclosely with KPA
and the Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) to ensure that Mombasa becomes
a home Port for some cruise vessels.
Also present were the General Manager Corporate Services Mr.
Edward Kamau, the Head of Internal Audit and Risk Management Mr.
Fred Oyugi and the Head of CorpoAlso present were the General
Manager Corporate Services Mr. Edward Kamau, the Head of
Internal Audit and Risk Management Mr. Fred Oyugi and the Head
of Corporate Affairs Mr. Bernard Osero.