The name "Nairobi" comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nairobi, which translates to "cool water". The phrase is also the Maasai name of the Nairobi river, which in turn lent its name to the city. However, it is popularly known as the "Green City in the Sun", and is surrounded by several expanding villa suburbs.
Nairobi was founded in 1899 by the colonial authorities in British East Africa, as a rail depot on the Uganda Railway. The town quickly grew to replace Machakos as the capital of Kenya in 1907. After independence in 1963, Nairobi became the capital of the Republic of Kenya. During Kenya's colonial period, the city became a centre for the colony's coffee, tea and sisal industry. The city lies on the River Athi in the southern part of the country, and has an elevation of 1,795 metres (5,889ft) above sea level.
Nairobi has experienced one of the most rapid growths in urban centers. This is unlikely to slow down any time soon because the population in Kenya increases by an average of about 3% i.e. 1 million each year.
NAIROBI, July 19 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese-built Lamu port ... "The dream of spearheading the transhipment business at the Lamu port has now become a reality with the arrival of the world's biggest and most reputable shipping lines," Mwangemi said in a statement issued in Nairobi.
HARARE/NAIROBI (Reuters) -The United States will begin shipping the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines it has donated to Africa from this weekend, a special envoy of the African Union said on Thursday, as the continent sees a surge in cases fuelled by variants ... “We begin to ship by this weekend the U.S.
Other participants include insurance giant MSIG and Indonesian-based funds like EV Growth, Provident Growth and Indies Capital... wholesale, retail and fintech ... For example, if a Toyota Corolla breaks down in Singapore, but its engine is still usable, it might be extracted and shipped to a repair shop in Nairobi, and the rest of its parts recycled ... .
NAIROBI (Reuters) – The first ships docked at Kenya’s deep water LamuPort on Thursday as the country looks to open a new transport corridor linking its vast northern region and neighbouring nations to the sea ... “Lamu Port is strategically located in the middle of major shipping routes,” Kenyatta said.
The 400m-long container ship the Ever Given ran aground on March 23 in a narrow stretch of the Suez Canal, reportedly due to a combination of human error and crosswinds ... At the peak of the crisis, 369 vessels waited, and many of the dozens of ships that transit the canal each day were forced instead to make the costly trip around Africa.
BenjaminTito, head of Horticultural Crops Directorate under state corporation the Agriculture and FoodAuthority, told Xinhua in Nairobi that revenue from the sector increased despite a slight drop in volumes shipped overseas.
A tremendous coordinated logistics effort followed to drive the empty oxygen cylinders across the country from the supplier’s warehouse to Nairobi’s international airport, and packaging, airlifting them to Mogadishu in batches. We procured and shipped the oxygen ...
Continuing the trend of consolidation in container shipping Hapag-Lloyd has acquired Africa specialist NileDutch ...Past mergers and acquisitions including CP Ships, Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores (CSAV) and UnitedArab Shipping Company (UASC). It also continues the wider trend of consolidation in the container shipping sector.