Port of Mombasa welcomes cruise liner MV Insignia and Xin Hao Tong 23

Kenya: The Port of Mombasa received the cruise liner MV Insignia as a 10th cruise vessel to call the port, since the cruise season circuit that runs between October and May.

It is a luxury cruise liner that sailed to Mombasa from Mahe in Seychelles with 761 passengers and crew on board.

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cruise liner MV Insignia arrived at Port of Mombasa
cruise liner MV Insignia arrived at Port of Mombasa

Reportedly, Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) team welcomed MV Insignia at the Port of Mombasa and extended a befitting invite when she docked at the Cruise Terminal.

The cruise liner was received by KPA team, which is led by the Managing Director – Captain William Ruto, Corporate Services General Manager – Edward Kamau, Supply Chain Management GM – Evelyn Shigoli and the CEO of Kenya Tourism Board – June Chepkemei.

cruise liner MV Insignia arrived at Port of Mombasa
cruise liner MV Insignia arrived at Port of Mombasa

Over the years, the Managing Director of the Kenya Ports Authority Capt. William Ruto has registered KPAs appreciation to the MV Insignia’s agents and Master of the vessel for preferring Mombasa as a part of choice.

Upon its arrival Captain Ruto expressed KPA’s appreciation to the MV Insignia’s agents and Master for choosing Mombasa as a port of call, noting the ship’s frequent visits to the port over the years.

The arrival of MV Insignia is a part of the cruise season circuit that runs between October and May. The Port of Mombasa continues to attract cruise liners while showcasing its potential as a premier cruise destination in the region.

Other than this the Port of Mombasa also received a reefer container and bulk vessel Xin Hao Tong 23.

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bulk carrier vessel Xin Hao Tong 23
bulk carrier vessel Xin Hao Tong 23

Kenya Ports Authority received Xin Hao Tong 23. The vessel docked at the Port of Mombasa two days ago on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 and discharged 15,000 metric tons of steel cargo.

Xin Hao Tong 23 is a Hong-Kong registered bulk carrier vessel that has briefly blocked the Suez Canal on May 25 in 2023.

The container ship is 190 metres long and 32 metres wide. It was built in 2010 and is owned by Xiang B12 HK International Ship Lease.