Project Overview

The 23 berth Port of Lamu in Manda Bay is the anchor project of the LAPSSET Corridor Program. Set to be one of the largest ports in Africa, it is able to handle some of the largest ships in the world with Post-Suezmax vessels being able to call the port. In addition, plans are under consideration to have the port operated privately with the Government of Kenya as the landlord. This envisions an efficiently run port that will be competitive in the region thereby brining even more opportunities to Eastern Africa.


The 1st three berths are complete.

Has drafts of 17.5 meters.

500 meter turning bay


Future terminals will include a Liquid-bulk Terminal and an Agri-bulk terminal.

Regional demand for Agri-bulk projected to reach 70M tonnes in 2045.

Kenya's demand for refined oil products projected to reach 16.3M tonnes in 2045.

Lamu Port by the numbers

The Port stands as a magnificent project, created as the first component of the Corridor and has set a great pace in increasing connectivity through its world class qualities.


The Lamu Port is set to have 23 berths and is strategically placed to open up hinterlands, and Africa at large to the western world.

Turning Bay

The Lamu Port has a large turning bay of 500 meters, providing adequate space for large ships to dock.

Ships docked

The Lamu Port has had 45 ships docked at it's shores so far, including but not limited to cruise ships and cargo ships.

TEU Capacity

The Lamu Port can accommodate up to 1.2 million Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit (TEUs) in it's full capacity.