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Ocean Freight

The KNSL ltd. enjoys a very cordial relationship with the major ocean carriers that enables us to provide a number of ocean freight services between Kenya and Europe. The range of ocean freight services include but not limited to:

Rail Distribution:

The good relationship that exists between the Kenya Railways and the KNSL ltd. enables us to provide fast, efficient, secure and reliable delivery to any point (Door to Door) within Kenya and the neighboring countries like Uganda.

Inland Transportation

We at KNSL do provide Road Haulage service to the major towns in Eastern Africa.Ensuring your Cargo reaches its destination safely.


We use bonded facilities that offer effective security and experienced staff to ensure safe and professional handling of your stored cargo.  

Welcome to Kenya National Shipping Line

KNSL was established in late 1988 by the Kenyan Government and operates from its head office in Mombasa. KNSL was a full member of the East African Conference until its abolition and now operates under a slot charter agreement with MSC.

With weekly sailings from Felixstowe, KNSL accepts FCL bookings to/from Mombasa, Nairobi, Kampala and Dar es Salaam. Other hinterland destinations such as Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo and Southern Sudan maybe accepted upon request. Transit time approx. 30 days and 20'DV and 40'DV / HC containers are readily available.

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To provide a competitive global shipping service.
Vision Statement
To be a firm foundation of a thriving and efficient shipping industry providing satisfactory services to Kenya, region and the rest of the world.
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