SGTD had the honour and pleasure of welcoming H.E Mr. Thabo Mbeki, former President of the Republic of South Africa. His Excellency and the large delegation accompanying him were received by the CEO Mr. Abdillahi Adaweh Sigad and the managers. After a presentation of the terminal, the CEO spoke with Mr. Thabo Mbeki about the assets and prospects of our facilities as well as the importance of our country and terminal in the regional and international maritime trade. It was a warm moment shared by all the guests.
The Container Terminal Management Company (SGTD) recently welcomed in the space of a week 2 of the largest latest generation ships in the world, the CMA CGM MONTMARTRE and the CMA CGM JACQUES SAADE with a capacity of more than 23,000 TEU, March 10 and 14, 2022. For this premiere at SGTD, many officials were present to welcome the ships, including the President of the Port Authorities and Free Zones of Djibouti, Mr. Aboubaker OMAR HADI, the Managing Director of SGTD, Mr. Abdillahi ADAWEH SIGAD as well as all the management of the terminal, but also the Port Commander, Mr. Mohamed MOUSSA ABAR. The CMA CGM JACQUES SAADE and the CMA CGM MONTMARTRE, its among the largest latest generation ships in the world, with a capacity of more than 23,000 TEU; they are 400m long with a draft of 15m and run on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). These ships are a real concentrate of innovations and mark the CMA CGM Group’s commitment to the energy transition of maritime transport. LNG is now the best industrial tool for preserving air quality and also provides a first response in the fight against global warming. We are proud to be the only port in the region able to accommodate the latest generation ships. We have also launched the purchase of four (4) high-capacity gantry cranes (ULCV) to operate such vessels and which we will receive shortly, as well as the expansion of the container yard which will be operational at the end of June 2022.
These Development Projects will position us to be a regional hub and thus receive more international volumes in our terminal.