NAIROBI, Mar 14 (GCTL) - South Sudan nearly doubled shipment volumes through Kenya's main port last year, helping the port achieve a greater-than-expected 5 percent increase in cargo volumes despite heavy congestion and slow cargo clearance, its operator said.
The port, which serves as a gateway into east Africa's landlocked countries, said total throughput ticked up to about 20 million tonnes in 2011 from 18.9 million tonnes in 2010, above the port's target of 19.4 million tonnes.
Traffic through the Mombasa port is watched as a key economic indicator for the region.
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