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DPW opens new Horn of Africa hub

[ June 25, 2021   //   ]

DP World has opened a new container terminal at Berbera Port in Somaliland, the self-governing northern region of Somalia in the Horn of Africa. The terminal has a draft of 17m, a quay of 400m and three ship to shore gantry cranes, and can handle the largest container vessels in operation. It increases the port’s capacity from 150,000 to 500,000teu a year. DP World has committed to investing up to US$442 million to develop and expand Berbera Port, and work is already underway to further expand the port in a second phase. This includes extending the new quay from 400 to 1,000 metres, and installing a further seven STS gantry cranes. There is an economic zone linked to the port and road improvements will position Berbera as a route for Ethiopian transit cargo.