The Port of Djibouti has announced that its $590 million Doraleh Multipurpose Port (DMP) will be completed by the end of March 2017. Upon completion of the project, DMP will feature a total of six berths with a length of 1,200 metres and a water depth of 16-18 metres in phase one.
Construction of the new 690 hectare facility, which will feature four separate terminals for handling containers, RO/RO, breakbulk and bulk recently received several new pieces of shipping equipment, including two quay cranes, 12 portal cranes and two rail-mounted gantry (RMG) cranes. DMP is also equipped with eight mobile rubber-tyred cranes manufactured by the Chinese equipment company XCMG.
The Port of Djibouti handled a total of approximately 987,400 TEU at its existing container facilities, with the DP World Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT) handling about 914,300 TEU and the Port of Djibouti (PDSA) handling around 73,100 TEU.