Shipping & Logistics

Kenya Ferry Services to automate revenue collection system

MV Nyayo ferries passengers across the Likoni channel. FILE photo | nmg
MV Nyayo ferries passengers across the Likoni channel. FILE photo | nmg 

Kenya Ferry Services (KFS) is looking for competent firms to provide a cashless billing and payment management system at its toll collection points in Mombasa.

The proposed system is intended to enhance administrative accountability and cut revenue leakage, with bidding closing at the end of this month.

“The proposed system is expected to improve revenue collection performance while making the company competitive in providing services.

It is further expected to provide systems that will enhance and assure that revenues are safe, secure, reliable and have an audit trail,” said KFS in a notice in media Tuesday.

“Firms bidding must provide curriculum vitae for lead consultants and other experts.” KFS’ mandate includes managing ferry services in Kenya and associated links in East Africa.

The company operates six ferries at the Likoni channel in Mombasa, serving about 6,000 motorists and over 300,000 pedestrians daily.

Plans are at an advanced stage to expand ferry services to the rest of the coastline and other waterways in the country.