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Title:Port Development: Growth, competition and revitalization
Author:Hoyle, B.S.
Book title:Kenya Coast Handbook: Culture, resources and development in the East African littoral
Editors:Hoorweg, J.
Foeken, D.
Obudho, R.A.
City of publisher:Hamburg
Publisher:Lit Verlag
Geographic term:Kenya
Port - development
Abstract:Port development along the Kenya coast has been important for many centuries and has provided the principal means of interaction between the Indian Ocean and the African interior. Some small ports remain locally important, but Mombasa is the dominant port, as well as the major urban and industrial complex in the coastal zone. The character and development of the port, and some of its present-day problems, are outlined. The idea of a free port at Mombasa or of a second deepwater port elsewhere on the Kenya coast are considered interesting but premature. Improvements in operational efficiency and in the competitive position of the port in an East African context are critically important. (Source: Author Abstract).