MSC is an expert in shipping tea from Kenya, one of the world’s leading tea producing countries. Kenya only started producing tea in 1903, but it has quickly grown into the world’s 3rd largest exporter of tea, after India and Sri Lanka. The red volcanic soil rich with nutrients, lush climate and the altitude of the plantations suits tea production perfectly. Kenyan tea is noted for its distinctive taste and its high level of antioxidants, making it hugely popular with consumers. Kenya’s main crop is Black tea, but the country also exports significant quantities of Green and Oolong teas.
We are present in 155 countries, including extensive local coverage in Kenya and have dedicated international trade services connecting Kenya with the main import countries of Pakistan, Egypt, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and the USA.
MSC offer customers good availability of food grade containers, dedicated container depots and intermodal solutions, as well as staff trained in the details of tea transportation. We operate regular weekly container services from the Port of Mombasa to main tea destinations, with guaranteed space for tea.
Each tea journey from Kenya is given the highest level of care and attention. Our highly experienced teams take huge pride in supporting every step of the export process, from guiding customers through country-specific procedures and local compliance rules to offering advice on international shipment preparation and handling.
Here at MSC we provide customers with custom-made solutions, ensuring the sensitive commodity of tea arrives at its destination in the best possible condition. With a particular focus on the peak picking seasons in Kenya from March to June and October to December, MSC leads the way in making the tea supply chain run as smoothly as possible.
Contact our local teams in Kenya to find out more about how we can help with your tea shipping requirements. You can request a quote, search and book a schedule. Learn more about local procedures and solutions in Kenya, such as detention and demurrage, prohibited cargo and cargo handling facilities. We have offices in Mombasa, Nairobi and Kampala, with customer service representatives ready to take your call.