Port of Djibouti has invested heavily in new, powerful tugs and marine craft to provide the international shipping lines with safe and prompt ship berthing and handling.

Improvement of berthing capacity

With a view to boost up productivity and reduce operational costs, the marine division has opted for a new organization by the installation of new Jetty that would allow 2 tugs to be dedicated to that area to minimize the fuel cost and for the planification and the management of maneuvering Six vessels simultaneously can operate at doraleh container terminal, port of Djibouti, and the Doraleh Oil Terminal.

Crisis management and pollution control

Port of Djibouti handles and stocks among others cargoes various other types of hazardous  cargoes which are growing significantly in volume and therefore represent a high potential threat and hence the need to consider chemical risk and oil pollution incidents has to be given due consideration. Due to the serious threat they pose to humans and the environment the port is geared to respond to such types of incidents.

The environment and Logistic Department and Port Fire Brigade join their efforts collectively to intervene in case of emergencies threatening the environment and works towards its protection. These two departments are periodically called upon to intervene at any time at the various locations of the port.

Maritime Piracy

Djibouti is a strategically located port advantageous not only to commercial shipping, but the world’s peace keepers as well. Thus it had been chosen as a logistic station for various operations such as refueling, food and water supply, change of command etc…

The European Union, NATO, USA TF I5I, Japan, China, India, the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabic, just to name few have all used the facilities of the port of Djibouti during the last twelve months.

On the other hand the IMO has convened on January 2009 a high level meeting in Djibouti which was attended by senior officers from the maritime and port authorities of Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Jordan,Kenya, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritius, Mozambique,Oman, Saudi Arabic, Seychelles,Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, the United Arabic Emirates, the United Republic of Tanzania and Yemen as well as from other IMO Member States. The plan was to adopt a regional agreement to assist countries in the region to build capacity to suppress piracy and armed robbery against ships in the Western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden and a draft agreement further envis aged the setting up of national focal points for piracy and armed robbery against ships and the sharing of information relating to incidents reported.

Floating Dock

 The port of Djibouti is proud to offer the most reliable and advanced line docks and modular floating systems with maximum lift capacity. The system consists of a one 1750 Tons Floating DOCK with the following specifications:

  • Length Pontoon dock ………………………. 50 meters
  • Beam external, approx. ……………………. 26 meters
  • Beam internal, approx. …………………….. 20 meters
  • Depth, approx. …………………………………. 12 meters
  • Maximum lifting capacity, approx. ……. 1750 tons

A floating crane of 80 tones is available to stevedoring societies for the operations of the heavy goods. We have one of the most successful systems of navigation of the region.

Furthermore we dispose a slipway of 500 tones capacity for flat bottom vessel and 400 T for V-shape vessel to maintain our units and beside that we offer to third parties (civil or military) the possibility of docking it.