Situated on the Gulf of Aden on the Horn of Africa, Djibouti serves as a vital trade centre for the Middle East and East Africa. With several major ports, it connects landlocked Ethiopia and its neighbours to major trade routes to Europe and Asia. Transport and logistics has been recognised by the government as a strategic sector for growth and has helped Djibouti attract increased international interest in recent years, bringing higher levels of foreign investment to the sector. As the country invests…
Transport & Logistics
From The Report: Djibouti 2023
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Transport and logistics play a crucial role in Djibouti’s economic development. The country is actively developing routes and infrastructure to enhance connectivity, both domestically and internationally. New port services are being introduced to facilitate industrial development and trade, attract foreign investment and promote growth. Significant investment is being made to upgrade and expand the transportation infrastructure to support increased trade and logistics activities. In addition, Djibouti is investing in livestock facilities to encourage the legal and regulated trade of animals, tapping into its strategic location as a gateway for livestock exports in the region. These efforts collectively contribute to Djibouti’s position as a key transport and logistics centre in the region, driving economic opportunities and regional integration.
This chapter contains interviews with Aboubaker Omar Hadi, Chairman, Djibouti Ports and Free Zones Authority; and Robleh Mohamed Barreh, President, Djibouti Freight Forwarders Association.