The Kenya Shipyards Limited (KSL) is a state Company under the Ministry of Defence (MOD).
Vide Executive Order CAB/GEN.3/1/1 (60) dated 14 August 2020, the National Security Council approved the establishment of Kenya Shipyards Limited to address operational requirements of the Kenya Navy and MDAs and utilize the excess capacity to generate revenue for the Government by tapping into the available local and regional market for construction, repair, and maintenance of ships and provision of other maritime services.
An Executive Order from the National Security Council contained in CAB/GEN.3/1/1(60) dated 14 August 2020 directed MDAs to source maritime products and services from KSL which provides a ready market for KSL.
The Eastern Coast of Africa has only four shipyards located in Egypt, Djibouti, and South Africa. Initial assessment indicates that these shipyards are fully booked all year round indicating a huge demand that has previously seen Kenya and her neighbors service most of their ships and other mobile maritime assets in Europe and Asia. Maintenance, refits, repairs and new builds in Europe and Asia attract additional charges to the tune of about 15% of the total cost due to logistics and high labor costs.
The Africa Maritime Cabotage and Blue Economy Conference 2023 (AMCBEC) brought together distinguished industry experts, policymakers, academia, and sector players from the East African Community. The Conference was collectively
Kenya Shipyards Limited participated in the Nairobi International Trade Fair (NITF) 2023 which took place at Jamhuri Showground between 25 September to 01 October 2023. This is an annual
On Monday, 09 October 2023, all roads led to Kisumu Shipyard for the long-awaited historic Commissioning of the locally made Wagon Ferry christened, MV Uhuru II. The Commissioning event