DP World adds new equipment at Port of Berbera to speed up operations, volumes
DP World has expanded its strategic presence at the Port of Berbera in Somaliland with new equipment to speed up operations and increase cargo volumes.
Aug 20, 2018: DP World has expanded its strategic presence at the Port of Berbera in Somaliland with new equipment to speed up operations and increase cargo volumes.
The port has received three Reach Stackers in addition to three that began operating in 2017. Empty container handlers have also been added to maximise storage space for containers allowing more cargo to be handled. Three new Telescopic Cranes have also started to enable livestock and general cargo shipping. The new equipment has been added as part of DP World Berbera's expansion to speed up work at the port and increase container vessel performance by 70 percent.
A new Tug Boat was also presented to the Somaliland Port Authority to moor larger vessels and increase accessibility to the port.
The expansion will build on DP World’s existing operations at the port where it has achieved major production gains. In September 2017, it recorded the highest container volumes in its history with a 40 percent increase compared to September 2016.