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New container port raises Djibouti’s international logistics profile

Djibouti is strategically located on one of the fastest-growing East–West international shipping routes, at the entrance to the Red Sea. The country is thus ideally placed to expand its role as a shipping hub, especially for containerised goods destined for East and southern Africa. The container terminal at the existing port of Djibouti had been operating at near full capacity for some time (400,000 TEUs1), preventing the country from taking advantage of its potential.