Algeria – Djen-Djen
Partnering with the Algerian government DP World has secured the development of port operations at Djen-Djen, under a 30-year concession.
The joint venture will invest in expanding the new Djen-Djen facility in eastern Algeria over time, according to market demand. Djen-Djen has the potential to handle the new generation mega-vessels and become a major transshipment hub for the region. The port is close to all the main east west trade routes and offers an excellent alternative for the congested South European hubs. The facility boasts a 17 m deep draft and is one of the few Mediterranean terminals with easy access and minimal deviation.
The port was originally built to handle the steel traffic for the region of Bellara. The Algerian government is planning to develop Djen-Djen into a large container handling facility, for both transhipment and origin & destination cargo. While road access to the port is currently limited, direct access to the new East-West highway is planned and expected to be completed in 2011.
Samir Boumati, General Manager