Mackenzie Maritime isn’t merely an old shipping company that most recall. It is an industry legend up until today with an appetite that leads to constantly change the logistics landscape in the region

About Us


Mackenzie Maritime traces its origin to one of the pioneer British companies in East Africa, namely Smith Mackenzie & Company.

1872: The Company was established, operated as a general merchant as well as agents of the British Indian Steamship Company.
1951: Smith, Mackenzie & Co 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 was established and was dedicated to mainly operating as shipping and clearing agent providing transport and warehousing services as well.
2007: The name was changed to Mackenzie Maritime E.A. Limited, offering complete logistics solutions.

Mackenzie History

Company Background & Ownership

In 2007, Mackenzie Maritime was acquired by 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 including, Sea & Air transportation, Road transportation, Rail transportation, Clearing and Forwarding, Project Cargo handling, Heavy lift handling and transport, Oil and Gas industry support, Warehousing, Marine services, Lifting gears and Lifting equipment inspection and certification.

Company Core Statements

Our Vision

To be the First-choice supply chain solutions provider in the East African Region and beyond.

Our Mission

To provide effective and competitive logistics solutions using global standards to exceed customers’ expectations.

Core Values

In pursuit of the above vision and mission, Mackenzie Maritime (EA) Limited is guided by the following core Values which affirms our commitment to best practices towards our clients, partners and community.

  • Superior Service Standards – We Endeavour to deliver value to our clients through superior Standards that exceed their expectations.
  • Professionalism – We uphold high degree of probity and maintain high level of confidence and professionalism in our undertakings.
  • Integrity – We have strong internal guiding principles that do not compromise our values and we focus on excelling in all we do.
  • Efficiency – We operate within acceptable speed, to ensure all timelines are met satisfactorily.
  • Commitment to HSE – We do not compromise health, Safety and protect the environment.
  • Sustainability – We manage our resources responsibly and have plans for continuity.

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 is in our people. With ateam 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
Entebbe International Airport

Corresponding International Offices