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Kenya Freight Transport Report 2012

  • ID: 2062691
  • January 2012
  • Region: Kenya
  • 48 Pages
  • Business Monitor International

Things appear to be looking up for the Kenyan freight industry over the medium term as the country seems to have grasped the importance of investment in order to forge ahead and fulfil its potential. Planned improvements on a major rail line operated by Rift Valley Railways (RVR) have long been regarded as necessary to counter what had become a significant bottleneck for freight and passenger transport in East Africa.

Financing for this will undoubtedly provide the country with a boost as it is the only rail line linking Kenya and Uganda, and has also been one of the main factors behind congestion at the port of Mombasa. Underlining the strategic importance of the infrastructure upgrade is the fact that the improved rail network could reduce transport costs by up to 35%, according to Citadel Capital's chairman, Ahmed Heikal. Citadel has a 51% stake in RVR.

The air freight sector is also set for a boost, with Kenya Airways Cargo continuing to develop its route portfolio since its launch in 2004. It now plans to operate a specialised freighter; until now the airline had used belly-hold space in passenger planes belonging to its parent company, Kenya Airways.


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Executive Summary
SWOT Analysis
Kenya Freight Transport Industry SWOT
Kenya Political SWOT
Kenya Economic SWOT
Kenya Business Environment SWOT
Industry Trends And Developments
Market Overview
Global Oil Products Price Outlook
Industry Forecast
Macroeconomic Outlook
Air Freight
Table: Air Freight, 2007-2016
Table: Maritime Freight – Throughput, 2007-2016 ('000 tonnes)
Rail Freight
Table: Rail Freight, 2007-2016
Table: Trade Overview, 2007-2016
Table: Kenya's Main Import Partners, 2002-2009 (US$mn)
Table: Kenya's Main Export Partners, 2002-2009 (US$mn)
Table: Key Trade Indicators, 2009-2016 (US$mn and % change y-o-y)
Political Outlook
Long-Term Political Outlook
Macroeconomic Outlook
Table: Kenya – Economic Activity, 2011-2016
Company Profiles
Kenya Airways Cargo (KQ Cargo)
Country Snapshot: Kenya Demographic Data
Section 1: Population
Table: Demographic Indicators, 2005-2030
Table: Rural/Urban Breakdown, 2005-2030
Section 2: Education And Healthcare
Table: Education, 2002-2005
Table: Vital Statistics, 2005-2030
Section 3: Labour Market And Spending Power
Table: Consumer Expenditure, 2000-2012 (US$)
BMI Methodology
How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts
Transport Industry

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- Kenya Airways Cargo (KQ Cargo)
- Delmas,

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