March 6, 2018: Djibouti’s Doraleh Container Terminal Management Company has signed a contract with Pacific International Lines to increase cargo traffic passing through Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT).

The deal with the Singapore-based shipping company will increase the amount of cargo passing through the port by a further 300,000 TEU containers per year. This represents a 33 percent increase compared to the current volume handled by DCT.

The deal with Pacific International Lines (PIL) will provide 20 percent of the terminal’s total capacity, which is 1.6 million TEU per year, informed the Djibouti Ports and Free Zones Authority in a press release.

Djibouti’s ports are strategically positioned to facilitate trade between Africa, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The DCT has been focusing on attracting business by operating in a favourable import-export environment.

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