The Mombasa Port and Northern Community Charter (MPNCCC) was established in June 2014, and signed by both public and private sector institutions in the presence of H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The Mombasa Port and Northern Community Charter (MPNCCC) was established in June 2014, and signed by both public and private sector institutions in the presence of H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta. The signing of the Charter represented culmination of extensive consultations among port stakeholders that yielded a framework to achieve seamless transport along the Mombasa Port Corridor.
The Charter expresses commitment to establish a framework of collaboration that bind the Port and Corridor Community players to specific actions, collective obligations, targets and time lines in cargo clearance processes with a view to discarding the “silo mentality” work culture in institutions.
Among the notable Charter milestones are actualized paperless trading through Kenya National Single Window System that link over 45 government agencies with over 10,000 registered users; expanded port, rail and road infrastructure; expanded oil storage tanks; replaced Mombasa-Nairobi oil pipeline; Integrated Customs Management Systems (iCMS); established Single Window Maritime System; and dissemination of regular port and corridor performance reports. In many cases, the Charter is used as an important tool to articulate issues to improve operations and efficiencies.
As framework to enhance competitiveness of the region to attractive destination for investment and trade, the Charter promote full utilization of the National Single Window platform for paperless cargo clearance; systems integration; increased capacity of port, road, rail, and pipeline; increased uptake of Authorized Economic Operators and Green Channel; promote Pre-Arrival Clearance of cargo; reduction of interventions through joint verification processes; full roll out of the Integrated Customs Management Systems; implementation of 24/7 working hour economy; increased awareness and dialogue to improve logistics efficiency of Mombasa port and Northern Corridor; deliberate strategies to promote exports; and development of E-Charter to strengthen the monitoring and evaluation framework.