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Forum Africain des Ports 2020!

We had the pleasure to be one of the sponsors of the FAP 2020 which took place on November 09th and 10th 2020 at the Djibouti Palace Kempinski. The forum brought together more than 200 participants at the Kempinski and nearly 600 participants who were able to follow the meeting virtually. This forum aimed to strengthen the dialogue and exchange between the different African port actors. This meeting was part of a process that aimed to share on the stakes and the need to strengthen partnerships between African ports in order to better serve at national, regional and international level. Moreover, the FAP 2020 allowed exchange on the role of the ports in the economic revival strategies of the countries and on the creation of jobs in this sector. This forum was a platform to discuss the impact of port development on the hinterland, the best approaches to improve competitiveness as well as the crucial issue of digitalisation.

An Innovation Session on the topic of “Terminal lighting supervision strategy” presented by the Terminal team headed by Mr. Zakaryah Abdi Diraneh, Mohamed Daher Abdi and Abdourahman Souleiman Houssein was a great success. Congratulations to the whole team who participated in the making of this event! 

Following the terminal’s participation as an official sponsor of the FAP 2020, we were pleased to welcome the delegation of the FAP 2020 scientific panel for a visit of our facilities. 

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Arrival of vessels CMA CGM MONTMARTRE and CMA CGM JACQUES SAADE

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.

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Visit of members of the Ethiopian government, USAID Ethiopia and the catholic relief services.

On June 07th 2022, we received an important delegation composed of members of the Ethiopian government, USAID Ethiopia and the catholic relief services.
At the head of this important delegation, we had the honour to receive H.E Ato Endalew Mekonnen, Minister of trade and regional integration of Ethiopia, Mr. Jim Dobson, Deputy Mission Director of USAID/Ethiopia and Ato Zemede Zewde, Country Representative of the catholic relief services.
The delegation was welcomed by our management who gave a full presentation of our infrastructure, development projects as well as a tour of our terminal and state of the art equipment.

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Intermodal Africa 2022

We had the honor to participate in the 26th Intermodal Africa 2022, one of the largest annual exhibition and conference on ports, logistics and transport that was held this year in Mombasa Kenya and hosted by Kenya Ports Authority from April 26th to April 28th 2022. The CEO Mr Abdillahi Adaweh Sigad took part in the CEO Forum and gave a presentation of the facilities of the terminal and the many opportunities available.

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