The building of a capable navy will be an expensive and long-term endeavor for Ethiopia.
As Ethiopia’s leaders push for the country to become a significant international trade player, Addis Ababa will need to protect its trade routes in the years ahead — something that necessitates a maritime presence. Continue reading Landlocked Ethiopia Charts a Course for a Navy
London Court bars Djibouti from treating its joint venture shareholders’ agreement with DP World as terminated.
Messing with the wrong … If Djibouti Port Authority (PDSA) disobeys the Court’s order and seeks to replace DP World nominated directors of DCT on 9 September, it may be in contempt of court and face a fine or the seizure of its assets and its officers and directors may be imprisoned.
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The High Court of England & Wales has granted an injunction restraining Djibouti’s port company, Port de Djibouti S.A. (PDSA), from treating its joint venture shareholders’ agreement with global trade enabler DP World as terminated. Continue reading London Court Stops Djibouti from Terminating DP World Joint Venture
Neither Djibouti nor Somalia can afford to start a diplomatic quarrel with the other at a time when their immediate neighbors and bigger powers are forming strategic alliances in the region.
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The quarrels between Djibouti and Somalia seems past. Somali President Mohamed Farmajo was in Djibouti since August 16 where he met with his counterpart Ismail Omar Guelleh. Continue reading Somalia, Djibouti Agrees to End Diplomatic Rift
Djibouti’s status as the sole seaport for landlocked Ethiopia is facing a formidable challenge from a resurgent Eritrea and a UAE backed Berbera port in Somaliland. (Photo: Massawa port, Eritrea)
Djibouti has invested heavily in making itself a hub for deep-sea shipping in the Horn of Africa, and much of its business depends upon its status as the sole seaport for landlocked Ethiopia. However, its port revenues could be challenged by the re-emergence of neighboring Eritrea that could soon regain access to global commerce. Continue reading Djibouti’s Seaport Could Face New Competition
“The port is equipped with the necessary facilities and skilled labor and is ready to restart its service for Ethiopia’s import-export commodities shortly.” – Layne Asfahaley, Head of Massawa Port Administration.
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Eritrea has made ready the port of Massawa to serve Ethiopia’s import and export commodities, the head of Massawa Port Administration Mr. Layne Asfahaley told ENA.
Mr. Layne said the port has gone through major renovation process in order to enable it to provide service for Ethiopia.
Continue reading Massawa Port Ready to Serve Ethiopia’s Import-Export Commodities
Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, head of U.S. Africa Command, fears heavily indebted Djibouti government may relinquish authority of key U.S. military port in the country to China after seizing it from DP World of the UAE last week. (Nathan Herring/Army)
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The United States is concerned and watching closely whether China will make a move to control a seaport in Africa that services the hub of American military operations on the continent, the general in charge of U.S. forces in Africa said on Tuesday. Continue reading China may Assert Control of Djibouti Port, U.S. General Fears
DP World: “The Government of Djibouti today illegally seized control of the Doraleh Container Terminal S.A. from a Dubai Ports World owned entity that designed, built and, since 2006, operated the Terminal pursuant to a concession awarded by the Government in 2006.”
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Djibouti has seized control of a container terminal run by Dubai-based port operator DP World, the latest move in a long-running legal dispute over the facility in the East African nation.
The nationalization of the Doraleh Container Terminal in Djibouti comes as the United Arab Emirates’ interests across East Africa now also include a series of military bases allowing it to project power into the Red Sea and the crucial Bab el-Mandeb strait.
Continue reading Djibouti Seizes Control of DP World’s Container Terminal
Two old cargo ships bought by METEC from the government are left abandoned at harbors in Djibouti and costing the cash strapped country up to $2.7 million a year in port fees and other expenses.
Two old ships sold by the Ethiopian Marine Transport and Logistic Enterprise (formerly the Ethiopian Shipping Lines) two years ago to Metal and Engineering Corporation (METEC) are costing the country millions of dollars to cover costs to keep them at the harbor at the port of Djibouti. Continue reading Old Cargo Ships Abandoned in Djibouti Costing Ethiopia Millions