My Weblog: kutahya web tasarim umraniye elektrikci uskudar elektrikci umraniye elektrikci istanbul elektrikci satis egitimi cekmekoy elektrikci uskudar kornis montaj umraniye kornis montaj atasehir elektrikci beykoz elektrikci
The Ethiopian Shipping and Logistics Service Enterprise is complaining that congestion at the dry port in Modjo is occurring because importers have not received containers they need to move their cargo. Over the past few weeks the Enterprise has been calling on importers to clear freight that has been sitting for months at the Dry Port.
The Agency has released several announcements telling its customers to take their import items but the Port still is crowded with containers imported from the Port of Djibouti.
Getaneh Abase, head of Modjo Dry Port, told Capital that currently the outgoing containers that measured by 20 foot containers from the Dry Port is only up to 80 but the incoming containers from the Port of Djibouti is over 150. “The incoming and the outgoing containers amount is unbalanced, due to that the problem that occurred in the past weeks is not sufficiently solved,” he explained.
In the past week the enterprise through the Ministry of Transport had a discussion with major importers to convince them to clear their containers. “This is in addition to our written pleas to importers about the issue,” Getaneh said. According to the head of the Port, currently about over 4,000 20 foot containers are stocked up at Modjo. The Modjo dry port has a capacity to manage over 7,000 20 foot containers at a time. “Unless importers clear their containers on time we are going to run out of space,” he explained.
About 75 percent of the total stocked up containers at the port are private owners and the balance is the commodity imported by state owned enterprises and other organizations.
According to the Port Head, the biggest state owned imports like Ethio Telecom and Metal Engineering Corporation are importing their products without keeping them at the dry port. This scheme has created stability at the dry ports to get more space at their area.
Modjo port/Terminal has a total area of 61 hectares of land and is located along the road between Addis Ababa and Djibouti 76Km east of Addis Ababa. The port consists of a container terminal, a break bulk terminal and RoRo terminal. Furthermore the port is designed to have six warehouses, which can serve as break-bulk storage, container freight station for stuffing and stripping activities and custom check warehouse for inspection of cargos. The port is located in a strategic place at a near distance to the capital city and major industries in the country. It is the first and multifunctional inland port where all types of freight are loaded, unloaded, stored and handled in the appropriate way.
Semera Port/Terminal is another dry port located 318Km from Djibouti port which is the main gateway Ethiopia’s import and export trade. It is about 592Km east of Addis Ababa. In total, the Port has 100 hectares of land for the loading, unloading, multi-modal transferring of import and export goods and an additional 60hct of land for dwelling and other purposes. The port is equipped with appropriate equipment for handling containerized and non-containerized cargo including vehicles.