Uganda Moves to End Monopoly on Kenyan Route for Oil Shipments



Fred Ojambo | Bloomberg

Uganda is exploring options to cut reliance on Kenya for petroleum imports by reviving shipments through Tanzania, a move that potentially jeopardizes business for its neighbor’s Mombasa port.

Uganda accounts for about three quarters of Mombasa port’s transit cargo, and any drop in shipments could further hurt the facility that’s been fighting to stave off growing competition from Tanzania’s Indian Ocean ports of Dar es Salaam and Tanga.

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