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Djiboutian terminal signs deal to boost throughput
The deal will represents a 33% increase in throughput

Djiboutian terminal signs deal to boost throughput

Djibouti’s Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT) has reached an agreement with Pacific International Lines (PIL) which will add 300,000 teu to the facility’s annual throughout.

The added throughput represents a 33% increase compared to the current volume handled at the facility and will provide 20% of the terminal’s total annual capacity, which is 1.6m teu.

The agreement was made between PIL and the terminal’s state-owned operators, Doraleh Container Terminal Management Company (DCTMC), which assumed control of DCT when the Djiboutian government ended DP World’s contract earlier this month for a perceived failure of management.

A DCTMC statement said that the deal “is a first important step towards DCT fulfilling its capacity potential”.

The Djiboutian government took over operations at DCT in light of its poor recent performances, with the facility only using 57% of its total capacity.

The government also accused DP World of employing “aggressive tactics” such as deliberately slowing down operations at DCT in favour of their main terminal in Jebel Ali.