Denmark has a long history of cooperation with Kenya since the country's independence in 1963, and the Danish commitment is now expanding into the maritime area.
The Danish Maritime Authority is working to initiate a strategic sectoral cooperation with Kenya, which is expected to start by the end of 2020. Kenya is vital as a regional transport corridor and economic center in East Africa and the Horn of Africa. The growth potential is notable and Danish ships loads and unloads raw materials, oil and food in Kenya's primary port, Mombasa, more than 200 times a year.
Most of Kenya's imports and exports goes through the port of Mombasa. The development of the transport chains from sea to land are therefore a crucial prerequisite in supporting the economic development of Kenya and the hinterland. Streamlining of the transport chains and reduction of bottlenecks, which create trade barriers, is vital in order to improve the transport network in East Africa.
The cooperation is being developed in dialogue with the relevant maritime authorities in Kenya.