“Largest Seven Ports in Ethiopia”

Find Most Important Ethiopian Port

Ethiopia is a land-locked country divided by the Great Rift Valley. Ethiopia’s strategic location as a launching pad in the Horn of Africa, near the Middle East and its markets, provides its strategic superiority. It is bordered by several countries, including Eritrea, Djibouti, Somaliland, Somalia, Kenya, and South Sudan.

Ethiopian ports have direct shipping connections to neighboring nations through the major shipping lines. Ethiopia has established seven inland ports with 22,000 containers in Kallity, Modjo, Mekelle, Semera, Dire Dawa, Gelan, and Kombolcha. This article will find out more detailed facts about these major main inland ports.

Mojo, Ethiopia

Modjo Dry Port is located in Oromia Region, 70 kilometers from the capital. It is currently under construction. The majority of goods destined for the central market are handled by Modjo.

  • TEU: 136,000
  • Ethiopia’s first dry port began operations on a minor scale at the end of 2009
  • Expansion of the Modjo dry port is helping to relieve congestion in Djibouti.
  • The development comprises extending the holding capacity to 5000 more containers.
  • Upgrading infrastructure like access roads, drainage systems, and electricity
  • Can handle a total of 22,000 containers
Kallity, Ethiopia

Addis Ababa Kality Branch Dry Port is also known as Comet. Last 2018, the site handled road shipments, many of which come from Djibouti, Ethiopia’s landlocked port of entry for seaborne cargoes.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Possess yards where containers are housed and the processing offices
  • One of Ethiopia’s newest dry ports
  • Contact Number: 011-4423962
Semera, Ethiopia

Semera Dry Port in Afar Region is the government-built dry port now operational.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Comprise cargo handling equipment and deploy skilled port staff
  • Provide reliable port operations and quality logistics services
  • Sector: Transport | Sub-sector: Inland Container Depot
  • Contact Number: 033-660687

Mekelle Dry Port, located in Tigray Region, covers a total area of 3 hectares, including 3 hectares of land.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Dry Port Service Enterprise (DPSE) construct Mekelle Dry Port
  • The purpose of construction is to ease congestion at the Modjo Dry Port
  • Improving dry port quality service in all dimensions
  • Contact Number: 034-4401053
Dire Dawa
Dire Dawa
Dire Dawa, Ethiopia

Diredewa Dry Port is located in Oromia Region. Diredewa City Administration administered the dry port.

  • TEU: N/A
  • According to the Ethiopian Shipping and Logistics Service Enterprise (ESLSE), the port will open in January 2022
  • The dry port cost more than two billion birrs to build
  • Also financed two freight warehouses for over 98 million Birr
  • Can now handle bulk cargoes at the port
  • Imported fertilizers can be stored in the warehouses
  • Comprise three-story building, terminal, railway lines, offices, and other facilities
  • Ease congestion at the Modjo Dry Port
Gelan, Ethiopia

Gelan Dry Port is situated in Oromia Region.

  • TEU: N/A
  • The ports can accommodate 24,000 containers at a time
  • Handled over 90% of the country’s physical exports
  • Imports held worth nearly five times as much
  • Contact Number: 011-4712192
Kombolcha, Ethiopia

Kombolcha Dry Dock is operational in Amhara Region, Ethiopia. Approximately 1.5 billion Birr costs for its completion.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Aid in the facilitation of goods imports and exports
  • Kombolcha city administration handle all port operations and activities
  • Common utilized are dry/ general purpose containers and flat rack containers
  • Contact Number: 033-5515456
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