Djibouti: Djibouti Strongly Refutes The Findings Of The World Financial institution’s “Container Port Efficiency Index 2023” Report

Djibouti: Djibouti Strongly Refutes The Findings Of The World Financial institution’s “Container Port Efficiency Index 2023” Report

The Authorities of the Republic of Djibouti has taken word with dismay of the “Container Port Efficiency Index 2023” report revealed on Wednesday, June 5, by the World Financial institution in partnership with the personal firm S&P (Normal and Poor’s).

In response to this report, the Port of Djibouti has dropped from the twenty sixth place worldwide in 2022 to the 379th place in 2023. This decline of over 350 locations in a single 12 months is clearly absurd and doesn’t replicate any tangible actuality on the bottom.

The Republic of Djibouti strongly rejects the conclusions of this report which causes unjustified hurt to our nation and our amenities. This comes at a time when we have now been going through advanced working circumstances since early 2024 as a result of worldwide tensions.

It’s evident that the “knowledge” utilized by the authors of this report are inaccurate. Our efficiency indicators, consistent with the most effective worldwide requirements, are continually enhancing. The productiveness of the quays on the Port of Djibouti container terminal is 120 actions per hour. Docking statistics present important progress, leading to a rise of over 30% between 2022 and 2023. The quays are removed from being saturated, with a mean utilization fee of 40%. The port additionally fulfills its obligations when it comes to strategic and humanitarian assist for your entire area. Lastly, no distinctive occasions have disrupted the port’s actions in 2022 and 2023.

The calculation strategies utilized by the consultants on this report appear to distort the fact of the port business. Different world-class ports with excessive tra`ic density are downgraded within the “rating” to the detriment of ports with considerably decrease tra`ic.

Moreover, for perplexing causes, the Port of Djibouti – thought of the most effective port in sub-Saharan Africa for 3 consecutive years by the identical report – not seems on this area and has been “moved” to a “West, Central, and South Asia” area which covers an space from Saudi Arabia to Bangladesh.

In any case, our dedication stays unchanged. Final 12 months, as in earlier years, the Djibouti Container Terminal (SGTD) continued to put money into its amenities and productiveness, fulfilling its import-export missions for your entire area, in addition to creating new actions similar to transshipment. 4 next-generation gantry cranes have been acquired for large-capacity vessels.

The Terminal is extra aggressive than ever. It’s on the heart of a complete multi-modal and multi-port mission, a significant and long-term funding for the State of Djibouti. All these amenities serve international commerce and our shoppers, together with transport traces, financial gamers, importers, and exporters.

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