Somalia:Maersk Line to reestablish operations at Mogadishu Port

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Maersk to reestablish operations at Mogadishu Port
Maersk to reestablish operations at Mogadishu Port

Horndiplomat-Statement from Mogadishu Port Administration announced that Denmark,based MAERSK Line, shipping services will start operating at Mogadishu Port soon,informing all Somalia businesses people to work with it.

The following statement was issued today by Mogadishu Port Administration

Mogadishu Port Authority is pleased to inform Somali people and businesses that starting today January 5th, 2019 that MAERSK Line, a global leader in shipping services working in more than 130 countries, will start calling on Mogadishu port. Mogadishu Port Authority congratulates Maersk for the new service and welcomes it at Mogadishu port.

The start of service by MAERSK Line, which is based in Denmark, is testament to the growing economic opportunity of our country and clear demonstration of world interest in doing business with Somalia. It is hoped that it will encourage companies such as Evergreen, China Shipping Line and others to call on Mogadishu port in near future.

Furthermore, MAERSK Line decision to establish operations again at Mogadishu port, many years after the collapse of state institutions in the country, is a positive impact of the economic and security progress achieved by Somali nation and institutions, and company joins other international partners already operating at Mogadishu port such as MSC and CMA-CGM companies, the second and third largest container transporters in the world, respectively.

MAERSK Line call on Mogadishu port is another commercial opportunity for Somali people and businesses that would enable us to easily export national goods to every region of the world and import essential items. Also, it introduces competition at the port in terms of freight charges as demanded by Somali business community and in response to the economic policy of the Federal Government of Somalia in its effort to rebuild the country.

© Horn Diplomat 2019

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