Ethiopian Freight Forwarders and Shipping Agents Association

EFFSAA Held Productive Talks with Djibouti Ports

The newly elected EFFSAA president, Dawit Woubishet, recently visited Djibouti to discuss challenges faced by Ethiopian freight forwarders and exploring potential cooperation and partnership opportunities with officials from Doraleh Multipurpose Port (DMP) and Société de Gestion du Terminal à Conteneurs de Doraleh (SGTD).

The President met with DMP’s General Manager, Mr. Djama Ibrahim Darar, and Port Operation Department Manager, Mr. Seid Idris Dohur. He also engaged with SGTD’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Abdillahi Adaweh Sigad, and Head of the Commercial Department, Mr. Abdi-Chakour Ali Houssein. During his discussions, Ato Dawit openly addressed issues frequently encountered by Ethiopian freight forwarders, particularly those arising from port congestion. The port officials acknowledged these challenges and expressed their commitment to work collaboratively to find solutions. In addition, both parties agreed on the importance of strengthening a long-term relationship between EFFSAA and the Djibouti ports. They are committed to identifying and implementing collaborative initiatives that will benefit both sides.

Djibouti serves as a main gateway for Ethiopian trade, with DMP and SGTD handling over 90% of the country’s imports and exports.

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