Djibouti Port Security

The mission of Port Secure Djibouti is to provide to the Port of Djibouti with the capability to patrol and monitor the security of the Port at all times. More importantly our service is and continues to be in full compliance with all national and international security regulations in force at this time.

PSD conducts Operational training throughout the year (Practical and classroom theory) and in tandem with other Port departments has implemented a Security Administration and Documentation educational program which allow us and the port to achieve and maintain a higher understanding of more in depth administration processes required to consistently manage our Security system pertaining to the ISO program

PSD Boat Detachment

In February 2007 PSD instigated a new operational internal department the Boat Patrol Detachment.
This is achieved by following a flexible maritime patrolling programme encompassing all berth areas in support of land side security force.

  • Also commensurate operations include:
  • Stowaway prevention
  • Individual ship protection
  • Safety and distress cover
  • Combined land/ sea tasking

General Safety

PSD operate to DP WORLD Corporate Safety Policy standards and operate under the oversight of the Port Safety Department during safety implementation and policing.

During normal patrolling activity we actively seek to:

Work place safety

In conjunction whit other departments of the Port who oversee the more specialised working practices such as Container Terminal staff and the Port general Cargo dept, PSD provide a more general oversight of workplace safety implementation including for example:

  • Berth Traffic control and safe working practices,
  • Workplace movement,
  • PPE (safety clothing and equipment) use in the Port access roads,
  • Train safe movement,
  • Operational vehicle movement,
  • Heavy machinery escort,
  • Commercial Truck safe usage and movement.


The Port of Djibouti has been inaugurated on May 2006 “Djibouti Container Service”. This long awaiting container service will provide cleaning and inspection services.

The aim is to reduce yard shifting and to promote on time container delivery to exporters by doing the cleaning operation in the Port of Djibouti, instead of being done overseas.

This service will be charged directly to the shipping lines.