Somalia

Logistics Cluster Somalia famine response situation report - 12 January 2012

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  1. SITUATION UPDATE
  2. SERVICES

1 SITUATION UPDATE

Ports Situation

  • Mogadishu Port - Not congested at present; 5 vessels at berth discharging cargo, and no vessels waiting to berth.

  • Bossaso Port – Remains very busy and congested. Waiting time to berth depends on the type and volume of cargo, and is approximately 15-21 days; berthing is on a first-come first-serve basis. Delays in discharging cargo, due to insufficient shunting/trucking capacity have been reported. A driver’s strike affecting large capacity trucks was also reported on 12 January, but the effect on port operations is minimal with smaller vehicles being used for shunting at present.

  • Berbera Port – Not congested at present; 4 vessels at berth loading/discharging cargo, and no vessels waiting to berth. Priority for berthing is given to containerized cargo.

  • Mombasa Port – Bulk and conventional berths not congested at present. Container terminal remains congested; 10 vessels waiting to berth at this terminal, waiting time to berth is approximately 6-12 days. Longer wait times for both bulk and conventional berths are expected in the next 10 days, and one berth is scheduled for closure in January. Insufficient shunting/trucking capacity remains a major challenge; current capacity is approximately 5 trucks per day (100 mt on average).

  • Dar Es Salaam Port - Is congested at present, with the quay side occupied by empty containers and cars.

  • Djibouti Port - The bulk terminal is expected to remain congested through the end of January. Container and conventional berths are not congested at present.