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DP World to Manage Somaliland Port of Berbera

Company Will Own 65% of Joint Venture With Somaliland Government

Araweelo News Network

Somaliland and DP WORLD agreementDUBAI—Dubai-based ports operator DP World on Monday said it has won a concession to manage and develop a port at Berbera in Somaliland, adding to a global portfolio of more than 75 terminals.

The Somaliland concession lasts for 30 years, with a 10-year automatic extension, DP World said in a statement. The company will own 65% of a joint venture with the government of Somaliland to manage and invest in the port, it said.

 A cargo ship being loaded in the port of Berbera in Somaliland. Photo: ZACHARIAS ABUBEKER/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

A cargo ship being loaded in the port of Berbera in Somaliland. Photo: ZACHARIAS ABUBEKER/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

The Wall Street Journal reported the deal in May. In addition to the management terms, an investment of up to $442 million is planned to expand the port infrastructure. It will be phased depending on port volumes, DP World said.

For DP World, the deal gives it a new hub and outlet to the Red Sea near its existing port in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa.

The company last month posted a 50.2% rise in first-half profit as it added new capacity and margins improved.

DP World is among the world’s largest ports operators, managing marine and inland terminals across six continents. It has recently added new capacity in markets such as Turkey’s Yarimca, Stuttgart in Germany, Prince Rupert in Canada and at its flagship port at home in Jebel Ali.

Somaliland seeks international recognition for its claim of independence from the rest of Somalia. It broke away in 1991 after the overthrow of Somali dictator Siad Barre.

Dubai government-backed DP World is one of the world’s largest seaport operators, with interests in more than 70 marine terminals on six continents.

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