1 SITUATION UPDATE
Mogadishu Port - Mogadishu port is not congested at present. Berthing prospects for vessels are immediate as some berths are free.
Mombasa Port - The port is still heavily congested. Insufficient trucking (shunting) capacity and stevedoring continue to remain serious challenges to port users. Shunting is expected to improve this week. Securing a berth at the grain bulk silo takes between 14-19 days. The conventional and container berths have seven and 9 vessels waiting and berthing takes 3 and 9-12 days respectively.
Bossaso Port - Bossaso port is presently very congested. The average waiting time is approximately 15 days at present. The situation is expected to hold until end-January. Berthing prospects in Bossaso are currently on a ‘first come, first to berth’ basis.
Berbera Port - Berbera port is busy, but not congested this week. Some berths are free. More dhows are expected to call the port in the coming weeks however.
Djibouti Port - Djibouti port’s bulk terminal is congested. Approximately 11 more bulk cargo vessels with large quantities of mixed cargo (fertilizer, maize, and wheat) are expected during the month of January. It currently takes around 15-20 days (depending on cargo volume) to secure a berth at the bulk terminal. Other berths are mostly free. The port is presently is also facing shunting/trucking capacity problems.
Dar Es Salaam Port - Normal port operations have resumed after the holiday break and there is no congestion at present. Most berths are currently free.