Tag Archives: Eritrea Ports

DP World Eyes Eritrea’s Assab and Massawa Ports after Djibouti Troubles

The Dubai-based harbor operator is evaluating its strategy and Eritrea could be key

“Eritrea’s strategic location near the Bab el-Mandeb Strait, a key shipping lane used by oil tankers & other cargo vessels en route to the Suez Canal, makes it an attractive investment destination.” – CEO, DP World

BY NIZAR MANEK | BLOOMBERG

The Red Sea state of Eritrea may play a key role in DP World Ltd.’s plans in the Horn of Africa, where a dozen ports could be needed to service the region, Chief Executive Officer Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem said. Continue reading DP World Eyes Eritrea’s Assab and Massawa Ports after Djibouti Troubles

Djibouti’s Seaport Could Face New Competition

Djibouti’s status as the sole seaport for landlocked Ethiopia is facing a formidable challenge from a resurgent Eritrea and a UAE backed Berbera port in Somaliland. (Photo: Massawa port, Eritrea)

BY MARITIME EXECUTIVE

Djibouti has invested heavily in making itself a hub for deep-sea shipping in the Horn of Africa, and much of its business depends upon its status as the sole seaport for landlocked Ethiopia. However, its port revenues could be challenged by the re-emergence of neighboring Eritrea that could soon regain access to global commerce. Continue reading Djibouti’s Seaport Could Face New Competition

Why Djibouti Is the Loser of Ethiopia-Eritrea New Peace Deal

What will peace between Eritrea and Ethiopia mean for Djibouti and its fragile port monopoly?ly

Djibouti President perceives normalization with Eritrea as a zero-sum game. However, Ethiopia’s unexpected warming of relations with Eritrea challenges his country’s strategic advantage. What is he going to do about it?

BY KELSEY LILLEY | ATLANTIC COUNCIL

Ethiopians and Eritreans alike are celebrating the breakneck speed of a rapprochement between Addis Ababa and Asmara, two longtime enemies. Closer ties between the two, while not necessarily a done deal, could usher in a new era of peace and prosperity for the Horn of Africa, resuming a thriving trade relationship and granting landlocked Ethiopia access to a new port. Continue reading Why Djibouti Is the Loser of Ethiopia-Eritrea New Peace Deal

Ethiopia Says Re-opening Roads to Eritrea’s Red Sea Ports of Assab and Massawa a Priority

Ethiopia’s absolute dependence on tiny Djibouti’s port service for over 18 years is now over. Time has come to save half of the $3 billion Ethiopia pays every year for an inferior port service.

BY REUTER

Landlocked Ethiopia wants to make the re-opening of two roads connecting it to two of Eritrea’s Red Sea ports a priority in the two nations’ reconciliation process, a government spokesman said on Wednesday. Continue reading Ethiopia Says Re-opening Roads to Eritrea’s Red Sea Ports of Assab and Massawa a Priority

Eritrea Reportedly Pledged to Donate 40K tons of Food Aid to South Sudan

The government and people of South Sudan should count Eritrea as a friend

A friend in need. The intervention of Eritrea was to save lives and to alleviate the suffering of 5.3 million people in need of assistance.

BY ACHAN TONNY | HOT IN JUBA

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management has revealed that the government of Eritrea will donate 40,000 tons humanitarian food aid to South Sudan.

This comes after a delegation from the ministry and the Relief and Rehabilitation Commission visited Asmara last month. Continue reading Eritrea Reportedly Pledged to Donate 40K tons of Food Aid to South Sudan