In 2000, DP World and the Djibouti Government established a joint venture, with the signing of a 20 year concession to operate the Port of Djibouti. That successful partnership led to the joint venture investment in the newly developed Doraleh Container Terminal.

Opened December 15th, 2008, Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT) is the most technologically advanced container terminal on the African continent. Just 11 km south of the Autonomous Port of Djibouti, DCT enjoys the same strategic location at the crossroads of the main shipping lanes connecting Asia, Africa and Europe. The port lies on the major east-west trade route with minimal deviation and provides a secure hub within the region for transhipment and relay activities.

Through its modern logistics facilities and strategic location, Doraleh is well placed to become the premier container distribution hub for the region. In addition, a new free zone is planned which will greatly contribute to increase port traffic in the future.

Doraleh Container Terminal S.A. (DCT)
Republic of Djibouti
B.P 2081
+253 21317111

Berths (no.) 3
Depth Alongside (m) 18
Terminal Area (ha) 79

Clarence Rodrigues, CEO Clarence Rodrigues, CEO