Kenya : Lamu Port received 300 TEUs of transshipment cargo destined for the Port of Zanzibar
Yesterday, lamu Port received 300 TEUs of transshipment cargo destined for the Port of Zanzibar.
The Goods were onboard Lamu maiden caller CMA CGM Cebu while another CMA CGM vessel (herself on maiden to Lamu) – CMA CGM Zanzibar, arriving from the Gulf region is expected to evacuate all in one trip. Owing to our long-held tradition of receiving maiden callers, KPA’s seasoned pilot Captain Abdulaziz Mzee who navigated the ship presented a certificate of First Call on behalf of KPA MD Amb. John Mwangemi.
“As expected, the ship behaved and the weather was beautiful for sailing not for getting the wide and deep channel of Lamu – it was smooth sail and the Master is in love with Lamu” said Mzee.
The Master who is sailing to East Africa for the first time was elated with the swift service of the Pilots and the Tugs – Pate and Kiboko II.
“The KPA team were synchronized in their work right from radio contact with Lamu Control, that is professional!” added Dmitriy Maslennikov the Captain of MV Cebu.
Lamu’s connection to Zanzibar is reminiscent of the old Spice Trade that spurned between the Gulf nations, India, Zanzibar, mainland East Africa, Malaysia and Portugal.
Source & photo : KPA