Shipping to and from Kenya

Your complete guide to shipping to and from Kenya. Find the right route, get Maersk office locations, discover local solutions, payment options and more.

COVID-19 Operational status

Due to COVID-19, key elements of your supply chain like warehousing, terminal or customs operations might suffer disruption. In order to react to any change we are capturing and updating daily the latest operational status for each country.

COVID-19 Operational status (03-06-2020)

Operation Market Status Maersk Operational Status
Operation
General status
Market Status
  • Curfew in place 7pm to 5am. Curfew impacting night truck drivers, slow truck turn around.
  • Cessation of movement in and out of 5 counties (including Nairobi & Mombasa).
  • Offices directed to close by 4pm.
  • Government Ban on all second hand clothes into the country.
  • Truck drivers to be tested from point of origin.
  • At least 48 housr before departure.
Maersk Operational Status
Operation
Counter open
Market Status
Reduced hours
Maersk Operational Status
8.00am to 2.30 pm - Mombasa. 8.00am to 3.30 pm Nairobi.
Operation
Ocean carrier status
Market Status
Business impacted
Maersk Operational Status
Normal operations
Operation
Reefer booking acceptance
Market Status
Business as usual
Maersk Operational Status
Operation
Terminal status
Market Status
All terminals operating as usual
Maersk Operational Status
Terminal Operators working as normal.
Operation
Customs authorities
Market Status
Open
Maersk Operational Status
Operation
Warehousing
Market Status
Some warehouses closed
Maersk Operational Status
Critical staff available at warehouses.
Operation
Inland container yards
Market Status
Open
Maersk Operational Status
Lean staff on the ground.
Operation
Inland trucking
Market Status
Business as usual
Maersk Operational Status
Border operations between Kenya and Tanzania slowed down due to COVID testing process which takes upto 3 days.
Operation
Rail transport
Market Status
Business as usual
Maersk Operational Status
Normal border operations though slow due to health checks.
Operation
Barge shipment
Market Status
Maersk Operational Status
Operation
Air freight
Market Status
Business as usual
Maersk Operational Status
Air space to be closed except for freighters gvt working on opening commercial planes in week 21

Local information

Main office
Mombasa
Address
Maersk Kenya Limited. (Branch Office) , Maritime Centre Archbishop Makarios Close, Off Moi Avenue P.O.Box 89911 - 80100, Mombasa Kenya
Telephone
254 41 215 0006
Opening hours
Mon-Fri 08:00-17:00 Sat 09:00-12:00

We have been connecting Kenyan businesses with key global markets since 1987.

Whether you are shipping standard, refrigerated or oversized cargo, we have the local expertise and global network needed to get it to its destination on time – wherever in the world that happens to be. With offices in Nairobi and Mombasa, we offer reliable weekly services that connect you to our vast ocean fleet. From here, the rest of the world is just a short hop away.

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