Saturday, December 8, 2012

Transport Observatory Project to ease movement goods within EA

Transport Observatory Project (TOP), an online portal that helps reduce the cost and time of moving cargo across borders within the East African region was launched on Thursday at the Nyali Beach Hotel, Mombasa.

The platform will gather information for truck drivers, and will help them monitor key performance indicators such as transit times for trucks, cargo dwell time at the port to a host of other issues.

Among issues to be dealt with is time delays, which will be analysed using a set of indicators dis-aggregated by the cause, location, date, time of day as well as, define parameters such as direction of travel, nationality of vehicles and types of cargo.

The launch also marked the unveiling of the Strategic Plan 2012-2016 by the Transit Transport Coordination Authority of the Northern Corridor.

The project was implemented with the support of TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) and the Kenya Transporters Association (KTA).

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