Ports – Djibouti

Djibouti, located on the coast of the Horn of Africa, is an important logistics and trade hub due to its strategic position at the entrance to the Red Sea and its proximity to the Suez Canal. In this article, we will look at Djibouti’s main ports, their location and functions.

  1. Port of Djibouti: The main port of Djibouti and one of the largest ports in the region. The Port of Djibouti handles container and cargo ships, playing a key role in international trade. It is also an important transhipment point for goods travelling to and from Ethiopia as Djibouti is landlocked.
  2. Doraleh Port (Doraleh): Located in close proximity to the Port of Djibouti, the Port of Doraleh specialises in container ship services and has modern infrastructure to handle large volumes of containerised cargo. It is an important component in expanding Djibouti’s trade opportunities.
  3. Port of Doraleh Oil Terminal: A specialised port for handling petroleum products. It plays an important role in the import and export of petroleum and petroleum products in the region.
  4. Port of Tadjoura: This port is located in the north of Djibouti and serves cargo ships, specialising in the export of minerals such as salt and gypsum.
  5. Djibouti International Free Port (Djibouti International Free Port): This port is part of Djibouti’s free trade zone and provides storage and transshipment services, boosting the country’s economic development and attracting foreign investors.

Full list of official ports that exist in the region:

  • DJIBOUTI ANCH (Gulf of Aden)

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