Kenya’s postal service, The Postal Corporation of Kenya (PCK), is said to have opened a logistics hub in Nairobi in a bid to expand its cargo clearance business nationwide.
The state-owned corporation, which is popularly known as Posta, says it has been clearing goods for the National Oil Corporation of Kenya, Central Bank and individual importers, and pegged the cost of setting up its new facility at Sh36.5 million, a report by Business Daily Africa confirmed.
The hub is located along Machakos road in Industrial Area of Nairobi and will serve mainly to distribute postal and courier merchandise across the country.
“We aim to decongest the current EMS Centre at the Nairobi Central Business District with a view of enhancing service delivery to our esteemed customers,” PCK postmaster general Dan Kagwe said during its launch last Friday.
Mr Kagwe reckons that the facility, it’s second after the one launched in Mombasa recently, presents the corporation with an opportunity to grow its revenues as well as help increase the number of containers that can be moved by PCK from Mombasa to Nairobi once fully operational.