The port of Djibouti
contributes richly to the economy of Djibouti. The port of Djibouti
links Europe, Africa, the Far East and the Persian Gulf. It is one of the busiest ports in the world. The operation of the port of Djibouti is taken care of by the Dubai Port International. The control on the Djibouti port was handed over to Dubai Port International in 2000. They have a target to develop the port of Djibouti into a free trade zone. At present the fellow African countries use the port of Djibouti as a transit point to export their goods. In return, these countries have to pay taxes to the port authority of Djibouti.
The port of Djibouti operates on 365 x 24 hour basis. On a single day, the operation in the Djibouti port is done in three shifts. The cargo handling is performed extensively everyday. The private companies handle the Djibouti cargo handling operation. There is one container freight station that helps the cargo loading and unloading for 24 hours a day from the port in Djibouti. A capacity of 8,800 TEU can be handled by the port..
The port of Djibouti helps in the export of various types of items. The items that are exported via the Djibouti port include:
- Petroleum products
- Metal products
- Sesame seeds
- Dried beans