This upgrade allows Berbera to be connected faster to the Maersk Global network using one of the major hubs in the region and facilitating main origins/ destinations to be at one transhipment away only-Eng Hussein Deyr
By: Yusuf M Hasan
Somalilandsun- The main Somaliland port at Berbera anticipating enhanced service provision capabilities courtesy of a management and development contract with Dubai Port World worth over $400m is also benefit of an upgrade by Maersk.
Prior to this 30 year contract Maersk Line a global conglomerate operating in trade, energy and shipping of which it is reckoned with upgrade its then existing product to Berbera port from once every ten days to weekly.
According to the shipping giant’s and sales representative in Djibouti Araleh Daher Ismael “the existing Maersk Line direct service connecting Salalah, Oman to Berbera, Somaliland is becoming weekly as of April 2016 in stead of every 10 days previously” adding that Calls are scheduled to arrive every Thursday.
With Customers satisfaction being at the core of Maersk operations the goal with the new deployment is to deliver a reliable, efficient and professional service.
Benefits of the new product to be accrued by clients included but not limited to
1. Weekly direct import/export coverage from Salalah to Berbera and vice versa.
2. Improved schedule reliability.
3. Allows Berbera to be connected faster to the Maersk Global network using one of the major hubs in the region allowing main origins/ destinations to be at one transhipment away only and
4. Reduce Transit times.
For any further clarifications, local maersk Line sales team can be contacted at the following details:
Araleh Daher Ismael
Maersk Line Sales Representative
Maersk Djibouti SARL
In Hargeisa the administration told Somalilandsun that this was a very important upgrade of services that shall see the commercial sector especially Import and export rhyme with international standards more so as it Allows Berbera to be connected faster to the Maersk Global network using one of the major hubs in the region allowing main origins/ destinations to be at one transhipment away only.Stressing on the imperatives of apt service provision by the port of Berbera the Somaliland Trade and Investment minister Eng Hussein Aden Deyr ‘Hussein Deyr’ said that “not only will improved capabilities enhance the status of Berbera as a regional shipping hub thus easing import and export of goods but create employment opportunities which is a major priority for the administration of President Ahmed Mahmud Silanyo.On the Dubai Port World contract to manage and develop Berbera port that spans three decades and worth $400M + signed by the UAE and Somaliland governments Eng. Hussein Deyr said that it was a win win situation for Somaliland both in the short and long terms that requires patience while DP World undertakes contractual obligations.
“Apart from the obvious benefits targeted in the MOU, the their major significance of the port management contract is the confidence it gives other foreign investors both firms and individuals that “Somaliland is not only ready for Business but safe as well” said the Somaliland Trade and Investment Minister Eng. Hussein Aden Deyr