Ethiopian Freight Forwarders and Shipping Agents Association

EFFSAA Weekly Newsletter, Vol. 01, No. 022

DMP Sets Special Livestock Terminal to Ease Export

Doraleh Multipurpose Port (DMP) is facilitating to make ready the USD 400 thousand worth exclusive livestock terminal for Ethiopian animal exports.

The exclusive facility has a capacity to handle 2.5 million heads of animal per annum.

“Regarding site capacity per day it shall manage 1,000 heads of camel, 500 heads of cattle 4,270 heads of goat or sheep,” the response of the port explained. It added that the operation is now open for potential export of livestock cargos.

“DMP terminal is ready to start operations as soon as the livestock arrives,” it says, “Doraleh will receive all transit livestock into its dedicated terminal while services like quarantine, water and resting area until loading into ships will be provided.”

It said that the new facility is viable with the railway system of Ethio Djibouti Railway, “Of course, EDR is making all endeavors to transport livestock by train.”

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Somaliland Passes Law Paving Way For Launch of Free Trade Zone

Somaliland Passes Law Paving Way For Launch of Free Trade Zone

Somaliland lower house has approved the Free Trade Zone law giving clearance for the launch of the Berbera Free Trading zone in the country.

The house gave clearance for the completion of the Free Zone which is situated on 12 square kilometres land in the Port City of Berbera and is expected to be opened in 2022.

The Berbera Free Zone will offer stiff competition to the Djibouti International Free Trade Zones (DIFTZ) which is currently considered as Africa’s biggest trade zone with a total investment of $3.5 billion and span an area of 4,800 hectares.

The Berbera Free Zone is modelled on DP World’s Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) in Dubai and aims to attract investments, encourage trade, create new jobs and position Berbera as a gateway port for the region.
The free zone will house various businesses including warehousing, logistics, traders, manufacturers and other related businesses.

Just like the Djibouti Free Zone which is linked to the Djibouti Port, the Berbera Free Zone will be linked to the Berbera Port which is in its final stages of expansion by the DP World and is expected to be officially opened by April.

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Bigger Ships and Fewer Companies – Two Sides of the Same Coin

Bigger Ships and Fewer Companies - Two Sides of the Same Coin

At the end of 2020, there were 944 container ports served by liner shipping services. This reflects an increase of 13% compared to the 834 ports in the first quarter of 2006. The size of container ships calling in most ports has increased during these 15 years, while the number of companies has decreased.

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