Located 11 kilometres from DP World’s existing Djibouti terminal, the facility will increase capacity by 1.5 million 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs). The terminal, which will have eight super post-Panamax gantry cranes and a quay length of 900 metres, is expected to commence operations in late 2008. DP World currently has capacity to handle 10 million tonnes of cargo and 500,000 TEUs a year at Djibouti.

DP World recently opened the $30 million Doraleh oil terminal, for which it has a 20-year management concession. The 240,000-tonne facility will be used by commercial and non-commercial customers including the US and French navies.