Mitchell Cotts Freight Kenya Limited is one of the most recognized and respected names in the Shipping, freight forwarding, and warehousing and transport business.

Mitchell Cotts Freight Kenya Limited came to Kenya in 1926 when the company was set up to undertake supply of coalbunkers to ships. At the time steamships used coal as fuel. The operations of the company were later expanded to include ships agency, freight forwarding, trading activities and the corporate headquarters of the company.

Mitchell Cotts in East Africa has a heritage spanning more than 95 years. For a long time, Mitchell Cotts Kenya was a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitchell Cotts PLC U.K. comprising of a group of companies operating in countries all over the world such as Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Hong Kong amongst others. Changes have been seen in the U.K. parent company being bought out by other companies and some parts of the group becoming localized.

Mitchell Cotts Freight Kenya Limited: The logistics services division of the group dealing in freight forwarding, warehousing, collateral management, airfreight, shipping, Container Freight Station services (CFS) and multi modal transport.

Upstream ltd, Uganda: Mitchell Cotts has an established presence in Uganda. Trading under the name Upstream Limited, the facility was strategically acquired to complement our logistics services offered in both Nairobi and Mombasa.

Services include:

  • Customs brokerage of transit cargo through the port of Mombasa.
  • Transport and cross border clearance at Malaba border post.
  • Import/Export customs brokerage Kampala
  • Warehousing
  • Collateral Management
  • Airfreight/Import and Export services at Entebbe International Airport.
  • Packing and removal service.

South Sudan: Mitchell Cotts hub in South Sudan ensures our services run seamlessly across borders. Our quality services replicated include customs brokerage, airfreight, transport and interstate (South Sudan) freight logistics

Rwanda: Mitchell Cotts –Rwanda serves to extend our services in the East African market.

They include:

  • Customs clearance from port of Mombasa and also port of Dar Es Salaam (both imports and exports)
  • Freight Forwarding
  • Ocean freight
  • Road Transport
  • Airfreight

Seven Stars Limited:

Seven Stars Ltd is the Mitchell Cotts’ arm dealing with transporting out-of-gauge cargo or cargo that requires specialized mode of transport and equipment. Whether you need to transport heavy equipment like cranes, compressors, steel, refinery machines, industrial plants seven stars has our clients covered. Seven Stars limited brings a wealth of expertise in the transport business. Having taken over all the assets and staff of Coast Hauliers.

Together these companies offer a unique combination of nearly 80 years local experience and reputation as market leaders in their respective areas of operations.


To continuously create value for our customers and grow wealth for our shareholders and staff.


To be the preferred partner for end-to-end logistics solutions in Eastern Africa.


Mitchell Cotts Kenya Limited is governed by board of directors while each subsidiary company headed by a General Manager responsible for operations and day to day running of their respective business unit.


Since inception the company’s commercial foundations were built on the efficient and effective regional representation and distribution of products for locally based clients and international principals. Since then, Mitchell Cotts has developed a regional reach and unrivalled financial and operational capability backed by a keen insight into the markets and cultures of the East African region.

Our corporate values include;

Integrity – We will maintain and promote highest standard of integrity, ethics and professional conduct in all our dealings.

Loyalty – We will maintain loyalty to our employer while pursing our objectives in ways that are consistent with public interest and fair to our esteemed customers.

Rewards – We will continuously recognize human capital and progressively train , motivate and reward at all times.