Mackenzie Maritime is an industry legend which continually adapts itself to maximise efficiency in the logistics landscape in the region


Mackenzie Maritime traces its origins to one of the pioneer British companies in East Africa; the Smith Mackenzie & Company.
An overview of our timeline is presented here:

1872: Smith Mackenzie & Company was established, operating as a general merchant and agents of the British Indian Steamship Company.

1951: Smith, Mackenzie & Company expanded their operations to be the agents for Peninsular & the Oriental Steam and Navigation Company  

1955: Smith Mackenzie relocated to Kenya and operated as Mackenzie (K) Ltd. Mackenzie was concentrating mainly in ship agency as well as stevedoring through a subsidiary company

1970: Mackenzie Maritime established-dedicated to mainly operating as a shipping & clearing agent providing transport & warehousing services

2007: Renamed to Mackenzie Maritime E.A. Limited, offering complete logistics  solutions.

Mackenzie History

Company Background & Ownership

Mackenzie Maritime is a partner of the MJ Group of Companies; one of the largest owners & operators of bulk commodities handling terminals in East Africa with stakes in Grains, LPG, Dry Bulk products and Bulk Liquids.
The Group is driven by the Vision of ‘Being the leading African port service provider of repute in the International arena’.
Mackenzie Maritime E.A Limited offers multi- modal logistics solutions:

  • Sea & air transportation
  • Road transportation and Rail transportation
  • Customs Clearance
  • Project cargo handling, heavy lift handling and transport
  • Oil & gas logistics support
  • Warehousing
  • Marine services, lifting gears & equipment inspection & certification

Company Core Statements

Our Customers

We place our customers at the heart of everything we do. Customer satisfaction is a key driver for our business.

Our People

At MMEAL we believe the future lies within our people. With a team of dynamic people, we can offer a wealth of experience in all logistics solutions.

Regional Network


  • Mombasa – Head Quarters Shimanzi
  • Mombasa – Operation yard and warehouse in Jomvu
  • Nairobi (ICD & Jomo Kenyatta International Airport) Offices
  • Athi River – Rail Yard & Warehouses
  • Malaba & Busia Border offices


  • Kampala – Goods Shed, Jinja, Entebbe International Airport

Corresponding International Offices

  • Juba, Kigali, Dar-es-Salaam, Dubai