Kenya port to benefit as rebels quit Somalia's Kismayu

2 October 2012

(Reuters) - Kenya's main port of Mombasa, East Africa's chief trade gateway, expects more business after an offensive that has driven rebels out of Somalia's Kismayu port and is therefore likely to reduce offshore piracy further, the Kenyan transport minister said.

Attacks by Somali gangs on commercial cargo vessels destined for Mombasa and beyond had forced some companies to re-route their ships from the pirate-infested waters and pushed insurance and security costs sky-high.

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