“Largest Port in Djibouti”

Find Busiest Djibouti Port

Djibouti is a small country in the Horn of Africa, covering 23,200 square kilometers. It is bordered by Somaliland, Ethiopia, Eritrea, the Red Sea, and the Gulf of Aden. Djibouti’s strategic location at the crossroads of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden has provided it with a significant competitive advantage in the international marine trade.

Djibouti Port is the most valuable asset in this tiny nation of around one million people. It drives the $4 billion city-state economy of Djibouti. Djibouti’s port authority manages the seaport, which the Djiboutian government controls. Learn more about Djibouti ports below.

Port of Doraleh
Port of Doraleh

The Port of Doraleh is 5 kilometers west of Djibouti City, an extension of the Port of Djibouti. DP World and China Merchants Holdings jointly owned and operated it until the government of Djibouti seized its container facility in February 2018.

  • TEU: 1.25 million TEU
  • Expert in handling containers, oil, bulk freight, and cattle
  • 1/15 berths are set aside for the Chinese Navy (facility on the port’s western edge)
  • Direct accession to Addis Ababa–Djibouti Railway
  • Used by the region’s primary shipping services like Maersk Line MECL
  • Provides world-class amenities 1200 meters of quay length
  • Total annual capacity reached up to 8.2 million tons
  • Possess 12 quay cranes, four quay cranes, 2 RMG, and seven reach stackers
  • Capable of accommodating Cape-size vessels up to 100,000 DWT
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