In partnership with TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) Kenya Transport Association has today launched an online portal in a quest to upgrade trade and movement of goods in the state.
The online platform will enhance professionalism, access to information and services, on transport and logistics for trade and the movement of goods which will also contain information on the rules, regulations and procedures that will act as a single window for document access in the sector.
“The Government has made facilitation of trade a key priority area. The myriad initiatives and flagship projects currently being undertaken under our vision 2030 all seek to cement our place as the preferred business destination. The online portal will serve a needed function of providing all the necessary information in one place thus facilitating transport and logistics needs of traders by reducing delays related to information gaps in the transport sector.” Said Mr. Muli on behalf of Permanent Secretary Ministry of Transport, Mr Nduvi.
The portal will as well play part in increasing the efficiency of service delivery and compliance in the transportation sector by reducing the number of cargo delays estimated to be 95% road cargo coming through Mombasa port.
KTA is also looking to put up GPS tracking system and short message service and other additional modules. The solutions will enable government agencies and the private sector to participate in the eventual national and regional electronic single Window Information for trade (SWIFT) that will reduce time and costs for traders.