Djibouti (DJJIB)

Port Code DJJIB City Djibouti City
Port Name Djibouti Country/Region Djibouti
Category Port City Route EAST AFRICA
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Main Port

Introduction of Djibouti (DJJIB)



The Port of Djibouti is located at the entrance to the south coast of TADJOURA Bay on the southeast coast of Djibouti, on the southwest side of Aden Bay. It is the largest seaport in Djibouti and one of the largest modern ports in East Africa. It was built in 1896 and gradually developed after the completion of the railway (781km in length and 106km in Kyrgyzstan) to Addis Ababa in 1917. Djibouti was originally French Somalia, declared its independence in June 1977 and changed its current name. Djibouti has implemented a free port policy since 1949 and has retained its status as a free port after independence. It is an important transshipment port in Ethiopia, a gas station and a supply station, and its port-based service industry revenue ranks first in the national economy. Industrial output value accounts for a very low proportion of GDP. The industrial base is weak, with only small enterprises such as mineral water, mechanical repair, tanning and power generation. Coastal fisheries are more developed, including pearl oysters and so on. The port is about 7km away from the international airport and can take off and land large passenger and cargo planes. It is an important airport for European and African landlocked countries. 

The port of Djibouti has a tropical desert climate, with an average annual temperature above 35°C, with a maximum of 46°C, and an average winter temperature of about 25°C. The annual average rainfall is about 150mm. The maximum tide height is 2.9m, and the minimum tide height is 0.2m. 

There are 11 main berths in the port of Djibouti, with a coastline of 2,300m and a maximum water depth of 12m. Loading and unloading equipment includes car cranes, door cranes, floating cranes, forklifts, trailers and ro-ro facilities. Among them, the maximum lifting capacity of the truck crane is 40 tons, the floating crane is 80 tons, and there are oil pipelines with a diameter of 100~400mm for loading and unloading. There are open yards and warehouses for containers and ro-ro cargo in the port area. Loading and unloading rate: 2500 tons of crude oil can be unloaded per hour. The water depth of the large ship anchorage reaches 20m. In 1992, the container throughput was 57,000 TEU. The main export goods are leather, coffee, salt and livestock, and the imported goods mainly include textiles, grain, steel, cement, machinery and equipment, electrical products and transportation materials. The main trading partner is France, which respectively account for about 50% and 30% of Djibouti’s proposed volume and imports. You can arrange homework if needed during holidays.

The port of Djibouti is the port city of Djibouti, the capital of Djibouti. It is strategically located at the crossroads of one of the busiest shipping routes in the world, connecting Europe, the Far East, the Horn of Africa and the Persian Gulf. The port is a key bunkering and transshipment center, and the main shipping port for imports and exports from neighboring Ethiopia.

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Summary of DJJIB

Djibouti port (port code: DJJIB) is the principal port for the transhipment of Ethiopian cargoes. It lies on the south shores of the Gulf of Tadjoura off the Gulf of Aden, at the southern entrance to the Red Sea.
The port contains 18 berths with a total quay length of 2,829 meters and depths from seven to 18 meters. The general cargo facility contains eight berths with alongside depth from seven to 12 meters. There are two roll-on/roll-off berths with alongside depth of 11.5 meters The bulk terminal contains three berths with alongside depth of from 10.5 to 12 meters. The container terminal has two berths with depth of from 9.5 to 12 meters. The oil terminal has two berths with alongside depth of 18 meters. The port also contains ample storage for cargo. It has 16 sheds and a total of 35.2 thousand square meters of covered storage. Its quay yards cover a total of 34.6 thousand square meters, and open yards cover 116.6 thousand square meters.
The port handles more than 5.8 million tons of cargo and 293,000TEU annually. The main exports are coffee, pulses, beans, oilseeds, oil cakes, hides and skins and the main imports include manufactured goods.
The types of vessels regularly calling at this port are cargo vessels, accounting for about 63%, sailing vessels, taking up around 11%, and tankers, taking a proportion of 10%. The maximum length of the vessels recorded to having entered this port is 398 meters. The maximum draught is 16.2 meters. The maximum deadweight is 216,900t.