Engineers from China Roads and Bridges Construction, the main contractors, have given a nod for trial runs by STS container handling cranes.

The 240m long berth is already expected to boost container handling operations at the port to considerable levels following the handing over to the Kenya Ports Authority last month.

Development of the new berth commenced in July 2011 and has so far seen the total quay length of the Mombasa Container Terminal grow to 840 meters.