KIS completed the construction of ports (landing sites) at Bukakata (main land) and Bugoma (Bugala island) in December 2011.
The company commenced marine transportation services on 16th August 2012 by launching Mv Pearl and later launched Mv Ssese on 26th February 2015.
Both ferries roll-on, roll-off passengers and vehicles, provide safe and reliable 30 minutes crossing between the mainland and Bugala island.
Prior to KIS ferry services, GoU operated a ferry between Bukakata and Luuku and used to make 2000 crossings only but now it increased tremendously to 5200
Ferry Operations have positively impacted on the people of Bugala Island as follows;
- Safe transport has boosted economic growth on Bugala island
- Reliable marine transport services which has increased trade between mainland and island.
- Accessibility to public services like schools, hospitals, and other amenities has been eased.
- Tourism has been boosted
NEW!! CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST TO PERFORM DRY DOCKING WORKS ON MARINE VESSEL
Proposals are invited from suitably qualified and interested companies/contractors to performdry-docking services for MV Ssese, that is scheduled for May 2021, at the contractor’s facility/yard or at a yard of their convenience. Please, clearly indicate the location of the yard and provide a separate quotation for use of these facilities. Details on the scope of works and specifications of dry-docking can be downloaded here
Proposals should be addressed to the “Procurement Committee” and delivered to our Kampala Office at or before 1700Hrs Local time on 29th March 2021.
Please find the current Ferry Schedule here
Monday to Saturday
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