The Container Terminal commissioned in 1985, has a total surface of 22 Hectars of yard in a fully enclosed facility that is ISO 28000 certified.
Accessible by rail and road from various locations including Ethiopia, it is illustrating its aim of multipurpose facility.
The Port of Djibouti Container Terminal has a handling capacity of 350 000 TEU Per annum.
Reefer containers can be easily accommodated by 126 reefer plug points available in the yard.
Vessels of capacity up to 8000 TEU can be operated along the two berths of 400m.

Berth Characteristics and Equipment

  • Berth l (180m) offers a depth of 9.5m
  • Berth 2 (220m) has a depth of 12m.
  • RORO berth set for the operation of RORO vessels ·
  • Four (4) ships to shore cranes are available with a lifting capacity of 50T and an outreach of 40m.
  • Fully equipped with latest handling machineries (Reachstaker, Forklifts ,truks and trailers etc..)

PDSA Certified ISO 9001    
The current globalization affecting the brunt Maritime, this requires a great management and organization skills.
This international certification crown the efforts of all the services of the PDSA which since some time have been involved in the quality improvement approach to customer service.
After being certified in 2013 for the Surete of the supply chain system (ISO 28000: 2007), the PDSA continues his ambitions and attests to the ISO 9001: 2008 for the quality of his services and became the first Port to be certified in Djibouti.
Among the strengths identified by the certification organization include, in particular motivation or “enthusiasm” of PDSA staff in the process and the ability to measure the satisfaction of all customers.
Obtaining this certification is an important step: it means the establishment of a resolutely oriented organization and customer satisfaction. It also allows working in the same referential quality as already certified customers and partners.
Order for us to achieve our goals, continuous improvement is a constant concern of PDSA and implementation of ISO 9001: 2008 is an important step to support growth and achieve its long term goals.