The Postal Corporation of Kenya (PCK), popularly known as Posta, has opened a logistics hub in Nairobi as it moves to expand its cargo clearance business across the country.
The state-owned corporation, which says it has been clearing goods for the National Oil Corporation of Kenya, Central Bank and individual importers, pegged the cost of setting up its new facility at Sh36.5 million.
It is situated along Machakos road in Industrial Area, Nairobi and will be used mainly to distribute postal and courier items country wide.
“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, its second after the one launched in Mombasa recently, presents the corporation with an opportunity to grow its revenues.
It will also help increase the number of containers that can be moved by PCK from Mombasa to Nairobi once fully operational.
Posta was issued with a clearing and forwarding license three years ago. Since then, it has been clearing goods for companies and individuals including car importers.