The initials KGCHA stands for Kenya Cargo Handling Association.
The kenya Cargo Handling Association (KGCHA) a professional representing body for Kenya’s shipping and freight forwarding firms registered under Non Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVCCO) status., established in 2004 under the Trade Unions Act Cap 233, (Kenya’s constitution) to represent the collective interest of NVOCC operators in Kenya.

Our membership is open to interested parties that meets our admission criteria. We allow members to join on different capacities either as  Corporate members, associate members or ordinary members.

Our members majorly comprises of individual entities licensed to operate as NVOCC .

For details on how to join KGCHA kindly see more details under membership page

What We Do

We offers a wide range of services to our members as mentioned below.

  • Policy formulation, representation at national and international forums, arbitration etc.
  • We offer network opportunities to our members with other players in the industry both locally and internationally.Such opportunities includes introduction to cfs owners, warehouse operators, transporters, roro dealers, and over seas clients.
  • Organize seminars and workshops where members are enlightened on a myriad of issues that affect the industry and business information on trade arrangements under various trade governing bodies/blocks such as EAC, AGOA,COMESA,WTO amongst others.
  • Representation to the government on various issues of concern such as Infrastructure, Energy, Telecommunication, Illicit Trade, Counterfeit and Unfriendly regulations.
  • Assistance to members to engage in strategic Corporate Social Responsibility through the application of the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact.

Our Objectives

  • To promote and protect the legitimate and ethical business practices as undertaken by all Cargo handling Agents / operators whether Freight forwarding, Warehouse operations, ship agency and such other trades that directly or indirectly affect or influence the well being of the cargo supply chain industry
  • To collect, collate and circulate amongst its members information and statistics relating to or affecting the business interests of the members.
  • To represent and advocate the views and policies of the Association to Governments, other authorities, associations and organizations.
  • To initiate, promote, support or approve legislative and other measures affecting or likely to affect the interests of the Association.
  • To amalgamate, affiliate or co-ordinate with any other organizations or subscribe to or become a member of any organizations which would be appropriate and in the interests of the Association.
  • To promote and encourage consultations and close cooperation in business relations in the industry between and amongst members.
  • To promote the adoption of uniform documents and standard terms , tariffs and conditions of services provided by members.
  • To enforce the Code of Conduct of the Association among its members.

Our Vision

We aim to establish and streamline a vibrant and growth oriented supply chain industry in kenya and to the world at large . We will achieve this milestone by our concerted efforts to enact reform oriented policies and legislative clauses. We aim to whip members to fully conceptualize and embrace our associations short and long term objectives and to fully participate in the reforms and growth initiatives collectively.

Our Mission

To ensures a just and fair representation of our members’ interest in policy formulation, regulatory procedures enactments and protection against exploitation.

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Elected Office Bearers

The officials are either elected or nominated to assume office and subsequent responsibilities there in for a term of two years (2 yrs). Upon expiry of the respective terms , fresh elections are held and observed by independent professional election observers . The current official positions in place are listed below.

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