Port of Djibouti prepares for opening of new US$590m facility
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Port of Djibouti prepares for opening of new US$590m facility

THE Port of Djibouti has announced that its Doraleh Multipurpose Port (DMP) will be completed by the end of this month, with commissioning starting the next in April, after a total investment of over US$590 million.

16 March 2017 - 20:00 - Update: 17 March 2017 - 01:42

Construction of the new 690-hectare facility, which will feature four separate terminals for handling containers, RO/RO, breakbulk and bulk recently received several new equipment units, including two quay cranes, 12 portal cranes and two rail-mounted gantry (RMG) cranes, all manufactured by the Chinese ZPMC.

DMP is also equipped with eight mobile rubber-tyred cranes manufactured by the Chinese equipment company XCMG, according to Logistics Update Africa of India.

Upon completion of the project, which is being jointly financed by Djibouti Port SA (DPSA) and China Merchant Holding (CMHC), DMP will feature a total of six berths with a length of 1,200 metres and a water depth of 16-18 metres in phase one.

Port of Djibouti handled a total of approximately 987,400 TEU at its existing container facilities, with the DP World-managed Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT) handling about 914,300 TEU and the Port of Djibouti (PDSA) handling around 73,100 TEU.

 

 

 

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