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Construction and Management of the WFP Humanitarian Logistics Base at Djibouti Port


Titre : Construction and Management of the WFP Humanitarian Logistics Base at Djibouti Port

Pays : Ethiopia

Durée : 01 January 2012 – 31 August 2013)

Djibouti Port is the principal transit point for cargo in and out of Ethiopia and a key link in commercial transport routes to and from the greater Horn of Africa. The port is likewise critical for the efficient flow of humanitarian goods. Nearly four million metric tonnes of relief cargo have passed through Djibouti in just the past three years. Commercial throughput for the rapidly expanding Ethiopian market, combined with continued high volumes of food assistance, have generated significant strain on the Djibouti port and transport sectors, resulting in escalating logistics costs and increasing congestion and bottlenecks. To enhance efficiencies in both humanitarian and commercial logistics within a broader sector plan, the Government of Djibouti (GoD) and WFP are developing a humanitarian logistics base (HLB) in the port. The GoD has granted WFP free concession to 40,000 square meters of land to construct a facility offering containerized, bulk, break bulk and non-food items (NFI) storage services to WFP operations and to the wider humanitarian community

The humanitarian logistics base (HLB) will achieve four strategic objectives :
i) enhanced efficiencies of supply chains in the Horn of Africa ;
ii) augmented regional humanitarian response capabilities ;
iii) alignment of port operations with Ethiopia’s expanding strategic reserves ; and,
iv) strengthened logistics systems and capacities in Djibouti Port.

The HLB will consist of 40,000 metric tons of bulk food storage capacity and 12,000 metric tons of break bulk food storage capacity as well as 2,500 square meters non-food item storage equipped with an efficient racking system. The HLB will offer warehousing, loading, and all related infrastructure and services necessary for a multipurpose storage and handling facility. The HLB will include container yard terminal capabilities. Office, communications, and meeting facilities will also be on offer. Concurrently, WFP and the GoD will work closely on capacity development and skills transfer for the Djiboutian logistics sector

Coût Total (United States dollars)
Total cost to WFP : USD 19,404,251

Programme Alimentaire Mondial (WFP)

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