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Top six busiest ports in Africa

Adedeji Ademola | Contributor, F2FA

Adedeji Ademola December 12, 2018 at 09:00 am

December 12, 2018 at 09:00 am | Money Moves

Port of Djibouti – Djibouti

Djibouti City in Djibouti, no doubt, is one of the fastest growing cities in Africa owing to its strategic location and international investment in the city, especially in recent times. The port’s strategic location on the Gulf of Aden makes it an important military outpost for the world’s Great Powers including the United States, China and France.

Since the Doraleh Container Terminal was built in 2009, the Djibouti City port has become one of the busiest in Africa. The terminal is already handling almost 1.6 million TEUs and has a water depth of 18m. The new International Container Terminal in Doraleh currently being muted could mobilize up to 4 million units of 20 feet. The port collaborates with about 10 international companies and its strategic link to Ethiopia by rail makes it very unique. Djibouti City port is busy all year round and in Africa, it is a port of immense international trading. The port links 19 countries and close to 400 million people. It serves the COMESA market.

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