MACKENZIE MARITIME (EA) LTD
Mackenzie Maritime traces its origin to one of the pioneer British companies in East Africa, namely Smith Mackenzie & Company. This company established in 1870 operated as a general merchant as well as agents of the British Indian Steamship Company. Later in 1950 Smith Mackenzie relocated to Kenya and operated as Mackenzie (K) Ltd. concentrating mainly in ship agency as well as stevedoring through a subsidiary company. Further changes in the Mackenzie Group saw the establishment of Mackenzie Maritime in the 70’s this time dedicated to mainly operating as a shipping and clearing agent providing transport and warehousing services as well.
Mackenzie Maritime has lately been acquired by MJ Group, following which it has replaced M/S Grain Hauliers Ltd., another MJ Group company involved in local transport, clearing, forwarding and warehousing services.
Unlike Grain Hauliers Ltd., Mackenzie Maritime is a private affiliate company of Grain Bulk Handlers Ltd. operating both short- and long-haul transport services to local and transit consignments. With an objective of facilitating clearing and transport logistics, the company offers clearing and forwarding as well as warehousing service both for grain handled through Grain Bulk Handlers Ltd. terminal as well as other cargo handled at the port of Mombasa, conventional and containerised.