Transport Operation

The UNSOS Transport Office is dispersed in three geographical locations (Nairobi, Mombasa and Mogadishu). Transport assets are deployed in the operational areas but with a focus on Mogadishu International Airport (MIA) and Sector 1 (Mogadishu).

The UNSOS Transport fleet of approximately 750 vehicles includes: light passenger vehicles, armored vehicles, material handling equipment, engineering equipment, trucks, Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) and fire trucks. UNSOS Transport also provides marine boats to enhance AMISOM’s surveillance and protective operations in the immediate vicinity of the seaport.

The transport section currently supports UNSOM, UNSOS, AMISOM and SEMG including providing repair and maintenance support through its contractor. It plays a significant role in the provision and maintenance of heavy vehicles and equipment to Heavy Transport Unit (HTU), and also provides critical training to AMISOM troops on special vehicles and equipment.