Located along the banks of the Red Sea, the port of Djibouti is one of the most strategic ports for the continent of Africa. Serving as a transportation hub for the horn of Africa, East Africa and landlocked Ethiopia, Djibouti has seen immense increase in port traffic from the 1980’s through the present 21st century. Today several international shipping companies offer international shipping service to the port of Djibouti from most major ports in the United States.
According to port statistics, Djibouti has handled the majority of cargo traffic to Ethiopia via truck and rail service. Rail service links Djibouti with the capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa. Furthermore, importers also move high heavy machinery and construction equipment from Djibouti to Ethiopia. Today the thousands of containers and high heavy machinery is shipped to Djibouti and then moved to its final destination in Ethiopia. The port of Djibouti is able to handle international container shipping as well construction equipment shipping roll-on / roll-off vessels.
Some notable features for the port of Djibouti:
- Djibouti is expecting to open a new container terminal called the Doraleh Container Terminal. This new terminal is expected to handle approximately 1.5 million containers each year
- The port handles over 4 million metric tones of non-containerized cargo, this includes international car shipping services and heavy machinery that is shipped to Djibouti on car carrier ro/ro vessels. Shippers from the USA ship Caterpillar excavating and other machinery from the USA to Djibouti on ro/ro vessels.
For more information about the port of Djibouti please visit: Port of Djibouti’s Website. For competitive international heavy equipment shipping and other international transport rates to the port of Djibouti from the United States visit our rate request pages, we will respond to all requests within 2 business days.