Who we are
WITH OVER 17 OFFICES, 300 EMPLOYEES & 58 DESTINATIONS KENFREIGHT is a premier transports logistics provider in East Africa – with a sizable share of the freight handling market in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Congo, and Southern Sudan.
KENFREIGHT has more than 35 years experience in the logistics industry with a specialized focus on EAST AFRICA.
With its unique regional network covering the entire area KENFREIGHT has become a major player in the Freight and Forwarding Industry in East & Central Africa – and today boast the FASTEST AND SAFEST INLAND TRANSIT TIME FOR ALL PROJECT TYPES!
On top of being part of the MSC Network – the second largest shipping line worldwide – KENFREIGHT has independently secured agency contracts for some of the biggest freight forwarders worldwide like DSV Air & Sea and JAS Worldwide.
Our HANDS ON & PERSONAL approach means that we are able to customize your logistics solution dedicating an experienced logistics team to each of our clients and their specific needs.
The Kenfreight Vision
KENFREIGHT EAST AFRICA LTD. is dedicated to provide excellent FREIGHT FORWARDING & LOGISTICS SOLUTIONS to Customers in East Africa, with the integrity of a trustworthy associate.
We are your SECURE & RELIABLE logistics partner connecting you with the global marketplace – ON TIME
KENFREIGHT EAST AFRICA LTD. and her subsidiary companies are poised to be the favoured top logistics providers in the FREIGHT FORWARDING, CUSTOMS BROKERAGE & TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY IN EAST & CENTRAL AFRICA. Committed to excellence and loyalty, we meet your logistics need by delivering your cargo anywhere in the world – SECURE. RELIABLE. ON TIME.
Geographical Coverage & Network
Mombasa: Head Office / Port Operations / Transport Base
Nairobi: Operations / ICD Embakasi / Airfreight JKIA
Kigali: Operations Office
Dar es Salaam:
Office: Off Nelson Mandela Highway/ behind MSC container yard
P.O. Box 71008, Dar es Salaam Tanzania
General Manager: Rajeev Grover
Kampala: Operations Office / Secondary Transport Base / Inland Container Depot / Warehousing / Depot
- Entebbe Airport
Branch Representative: Yves Ruvari
CASSIER BCB P. O. Box 84, Bujumbura, Burundi
South Sudan Network:
Juba: Across Awale yard, Jebel Kujur, Juba
The mission of KENFREIGHT Uganda Ltd is to achieve and sustain excellence and integrity in the provision of freight forwarding, Warehousing, distribution, customs Brokerage, International transport and logistics services to our clients and industry stakeholders in the most efficient manner.
Our Customer support strategy will be based on total customer services as we continually strive to offer a complete package of value added and up to date service solutions.
It is the aim of our Quality Management System to:
- Enhance the image and market share of the company by consistently identifying and meeting its client’s requirements, needs and expectations, enhancing client’s satisfaction by remaining always focused to them.
- Identify and minimize those shortcomings that cause it to lose business, clients and revenues.
- Create and sustain motivation and teamwork amongst the employees
- Create and sustain commitment for quality of service throughout the organization.
- Continually improve the performance of all aspects of the organization.
- Achieve and sustain excellence and integrity.
It’s therefore our Quality Policy to:
- Maintain, review and continually improve an effective and efficient Quality Management System, developed on process approach, which as a minimum satisfies the requirements of Quality Management System Standards ISO 9001 – 2008.
- Ensure that employees throughout the organization are committed to the organization’s QMS objectives through training programs.
- Continually strengthen everyone’s commitment to satisfying client’s needs in the most efficient way by ensuring that management behavior, image, communication and recognition systems are continuously re-viewed and improved upon.
- Ensure that quality objectives, including those needed to meet requirements for services are established in relevant functions and at all levels within the organization. Quality objectives shall be measurable and consistent with Quality Policy.
Compliances, Certifications, Memberships
The KENFREIGHT business philosophy revolves around achieving and maintaining the highest quality standards. We therefore integrate compliance into every aspect of our business and to date have implemented following certifications:
- FCPA compliance (senior managers were certified)
- AEO (Approved Equipment Operator): certified in Kenya, under certification in Uganda
Corporate Social Responsibility
Kenfreight East Africa Limited fulfils its corporate citizenship by giving back to the society. The Corporate Social Responsibility activities the company engages in range from distribution of food stuff and clothing to the needy to sponsoring needy schools as well as successful charitable organizations in their mission to support the underprivileged.
Little Sister of the Poor (Nyumba ya wazee)
On 13th August 2014, a visit was made to Little Sister of the Poor (Nyumba ya wazee) in Tudor, Mombasa as part of giving back to the society. This institution cares for the poor elderly. We were received well by the lovely sisters and the inhabitants.
Kenfreight donated cash and supplies and was given a nice tour of the facility. The sister in charge thanked the Kenfreight company for their time, gifts and thought for the needy in the society. They said their doors are open for us any time.
It’s certainly a worthy effort and we encourage everyone to consider an effort as we all want to be treated well later on!
ACTS Kenya – Assist a Child to School Charity
Kenfreight Group strongly believes in education as a primary pilar to development and is a supporter of the ACTS Kenya charity which for over 20 years with its wide range of programmes has been enabling children to access quality education and thereby considerably increase their chances of a secure future. In 2014 the Kenfreight Group sponsored a complete overhaul of the organisation’s website thus enhancing the outreach of this successful initiative.
Operation Smile Mission in Kenya
In June 2013 Kenfreight signed a 3 year sponsorship agreement with Operation Smile Mission in Kenya who provides free surgery to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for children and young adults throughout the country.
New Dawn Educational Centre
On May 16th 2012 the Company sponsored students of 4 classes a needy school – New Dawn Educational Centre – which derives its students from the Nairobi suburbs of Huruma and Githogoro to an educational trip to the National Museum and the National Archive’.
2010 Drought in Kenya
In 2010 Kenya faced a harsh drought resulting in a severe lack of food and water affecting millions of families around the country. An estimated 100,000 cattle died due to lack of water, and over 10 million people faced severe food shortages. Kenfreight participated in alleviating the spell through direct food donations.
1975 Founded. Started out by serving the Kenyan and Ugandan import/export market.
1993 Became an MSC-owned company. MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) is the second largest shipping line worldwide). Renamed to Kenfreight East Africa Limited and expanding into Rwanda. Kenfreight is now also linked to the MSC Worldwide network.
2000 – now. With the opening up of the borders of Rwanda, Burundi, DRC Congo and recently Southern Sudan coupled with the development of a common custom tariff for the East Africa Community (EAC), Kenfreight EA Limited has successfully expanded to serve in these regions, becoming a major player in the Freight and Forwarding Industry in East & Central Africa. On top of being part of the MSC Network, Kenfreight has independently secured agency contracts for some of the biggest freight forwarders worldwide like DSV Air & Sea and JAS Worldwide.
Investments in certifications and equipment have been ramped up with an aim to serve the expected Oil & Gas, power generation and infrastructure projects.