At the start of 2013 Kevin was given the task by a client of speaking to their partners and looking into the prospect of arranging the logistics for shipments of peas from Kenya including the handling of shipment terms / Customs verification / stamping all export documentation (Phytosanitary certificates and certificates of origin etc…) and finally the freight. After many weeks of cross referencing with their partners in Africa, KMB Shipping (http://www.kmbshipping.co.uk/
The first shipment of peas left Mombasa, Kenya in April destined for the Philippines, since then they have shipped to a number of worldwide countries that include Yemen, Vietnam, to name a few.
Due to the prospective growth of the business and also to ensure that the logistical chain KMB set up was working correctly Kevin flew out to Kenya along with their client the first week of July 2013.
It turned out to be an extremely prosperous visit and the aim of the meetings were achieved, Kevin had site visits with their partners in Kenya at the clients loading depot of the containers in Mombasa before export. He also made a visit to Mombasa port itself, and to Mombasa Container Terminal which is a CFS operating outside of Mombasa port set up for the over spill of containers when the port is congested. It also has a container x-ray facility for any containers Kenya port authorities want to look into. Kevin was also able to see the fumigators and their laboratory to see how they arrange fumigation and the processes for food products that are being exported from Kenya and the rules and regulations.
KMB Shipping are very proud with everything they have achieved this year, with regards to shipping from Kenya and their client. They hope it continues for many years to come.
If you would like more information on KMB Shipping, contact them on:
Vision Point Vaughan Trading Estate, Sedgley Rd E, Birmingham, West Midlands DY4 7UU 0121 557 3352 (http://www.kmbshipping.co.uk/