Changes taking place within Kenya’s haulage industry

Trucks lose sometimes up to 40% of their time waiting for cargo. Without efficient and effective transport, economies stagnate CNN Eleni Giokos explores the changes taking place within Kenya’s haulage industry to streamline the process of transporting goods across the continent. Infrastructure challenges can often lead to long delays at the Port of Mombasa. Marketplace Africa writer meets truck driver Andrew Kiingi who frequently waits two days at the port for his cargo to be released. He speaks about the process,  “You have to do that waiting. It’s part of…

Little Boda grows footprint to Nakuru

Ride-hailing company Little Cab, has launched its Boda Boda and Car products in Nakuru. Little’s clients can now enjoy a safe, convenient and affordable way of moving in and around Nakuru with minimal hassle and at affordable rates. The launch of Nakuru operations by Little comes only three weeks after a successful launch of LittleBODA product in Mombasa. The launch of Nakuru operations are in line with Little’s bigger plans of expanding its operations across the country in the short term and across the continent in the long term, thereby…

KQ, Safarilink launch partnership to facilitate access to 18 world famous destinations

Kenya Airways PLC (NSE: KQ) and Safarilink Aviation (F2), Kenya’s premier safari airline, have signed a one way codeshare agreement to open up Kenya to global travellers by selling Safarilink’s direct flights to the best safari and unique beach destinations within Kenya and Tanzania. This codeshare agreement means that KQ will sell 18 remote Safarilink destinations in their global sales and distribution network, enabling them to combine their travel experience between respective international destinations and 18 remote destinations within Kenya and Tanzania that Safarilink operates. READ ALSO: HOSPITALITY WINDFALL FROM OPEN SKY POLICY During…

OLA Energy Kenya urges Government to review taxes on lubricants

OLA Energy, Global Chief Executive Officer, Mazin Binramadan   Oil marketer OLA Energy Kenya (formerly OiLibya) is calling on the Government to lower the cost of doing lubricant business in Kenya.  OLA Energy which runs an ISO Certified Lubricant blending plant in Mombasa says that raw materials for the manufacture of lubricants – base oils and additives are charged an import duty of 10% while in other African markets the materials are duty free. The only levies charged are on the finished product when sold in local markets or exported.…

HAJI MOTORS: Your vehicle is in the best hands

Kimutaielves@gmail.com “In anything you want to do, just know is like a baby who comes to this world completely knowing nothing but over time starts learning small by small through mistakes. So don’t fear to make mistakes but make sure you improve from the blunders you make.” People as well your clients would like to know who is Mark Okumu? An accountant by profession, and a simple businessman in Motor repair and service that is trying to create wealth in this country. Was this your dream job? Yes. Although am…

HAJI MOTORS: Your vehicle is in the best hands

Kimutaielves@gmail.com In anything you want to do, just know is like a baby who comes to this world completely knowing nothing but over time starts learning small by small through mistakes. So don’t fear to make mistakes but make sure you improve from the blunders you make.” When equipment or your car breaks down, everything from your productivity to your bottom line is disrupted. Your team needs a quick and effective solution. Then the difficult question arises; should you try for a repair, or replace the asset outright? Replacing equipment…

KLM launches flights to East Africa on its newest aircraft

The global aviation industry has embarked on major initiative geared toward reducing carbon dioxide emissions in its operations. The initiative under the banner ‘Fly Responsibly’ is spearheaded by international carrier KLM. It seeks to bring together global aviation actors – airlines, partners, customers and employees – to play a more active role in reducing carbon dioxide emissions. The global aviation industry contributes an estimated 2 – 3 per cent of the man-made CO2 emissions in the world. The overall goal of the ‘Fly Responsible’ initiative is to rally aviation industry…

Suzuki Kenya unveils new multi utility Ertiga

There is a growing demand for 7-seater cars in Kenya with majority of the all the new vehicle registrations made in 2018 being station wagons Motor vehicle distributor, Toyota Kenya, has introduced the all new multi utility passenger vehicle Suzuki Ertiga to the Kenyan market. The launch comes at a time when there is growing demand for 7-seater cars in Kenya with majority of the new vehicle registrations made in 2018 being station wagons. For the past five years, there has been a trend with the country registering a shift…

CS Munya Commissions Ksh 1Billion New Isuzu EA Assembly Lines

The Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives Hon Peter Munya, today commissioned new assembly lines at the Isuzu EA Assembly Plant constructed at a cost of Ksh 1billion. Speaking at the commissioning ceremony, Isuzu EA Managing Director, Rita Kavashe, indicated that the move was a demonstration of Isuzu EA’s manufacturing capacity to locally assemble a wide range of upcoming commercial vehicles that meet diverse customer needs in different economic sectors. “The introduction of the new assembly lines is aimed at modernizing and boosting assembly operations in readiness for…

A legacy of lunacy haunts Kenya’s old railway. Will China’s $3.6bn line be different?

Kenya took on huge debt to buy a modern railway from Beijing that it hopes will boost its economy … despite the controversy it has attracted. At the close of the 19th century, Britain decided to build a railway line, the Lunatic Express, from the port of Mombasa on the Indian Ocean to its protectorate of Uganda, in a bid to lay claim to the land in between amid rumblings that the German and French empires were coming for it. In 2014, the Kenyan government decided the aging line needed…