Doraleh Container Terminal is an extension of the Port of Djibouti ©123RF
Doraleh Container Terminal is an extension of the Port of Djibouti ©123RF

Djibouti seizes DP World-run port in contract dispute

27 February 2018

The UAE has criticised a decision by the government of Djibouti to cancel a DP World contract to run one of its ports.

Dubai-based DP World said Djibouti had “illegally seized control” of the Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT), which the firm had built and operated on a government concession awarded in 2004. Dubai state media claimed the move was part of the Djibouti government’s plan to force DP World to renegotiate the terms of the concession.

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