coal to Ethiopia

The first bulk carrier ship docked yesterday morning at the port of Tadjourah. Flying the Norwegian flag, the M / V Spar Capella carries in its bunkers some 50,000 tonnes of coal destined for Ethiopia. More than 1,250 trucks are mobilized on this occasion to transport this merchandise to the Eli Da’ar region, on the other side of the border, which will use the Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah road corridor, inaugurated in November 2019 by the President of the Republic, Ismail Omar Guelleh.

The port infrastructure of Tadjourah, is a -14.5 m deep water port, capable of accommodating ships of over 80,000 DWT and equipped for handling bulk cargo. Note that the port had already been in operation for more than two years with the docking of gas ships.

The arrival, yesterday morning of the bulk carrier M / V Spar Capella, at the commercial port of the white city in the north of our country, marks the start of operations to transport goods using the Tadjourah-Balho road corridor, baptized Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, by the President of the Republic, Ismail Omar Guelleh, during the inauguration of this road infrastructure in our country, on November 6, 2019.

Flying the Norwegian flag, this bulk carrier carries in its bunkers, some 50,000 tonnes of coal destined for Ethiopia.

For this occasion, more than 1,250 trucks are mobilized and will set off on the asphalt of the Tadjourah-Balho corridor, 120 km long, to transport this merchandise to the Eli Da’ar region on the other side of the border. The customs of two countries but also the other institutions in charge of the corridor are already installed in the port of Tadjourah to accelerate the formalization of this goods and ensure its rapid delivery.

This event is an important step in the integration process between the two countries, which represents a model for the countries of the region.

Let us remember that this Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah road corridor is intended to strengthen the position of our country which represents a natural gateway to Ethiopia and in particular those of the open countries of the African region of the east including COMESA with more than 400 million consumers.

The general manager of the Port of Tadjourah, Mohamed Abokar Houmed, emphasized the preparations already put in place by the managers of this port to meet expectations in terms of unloading and delivery performance.

He also underlined the importance of this event which made it possible to start the operations of this new umbilical cord between Djibouti and Ethiopia.

Rachid bayleh

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