DP World accuses Djibouti of illegal seizure of Dorelah port

Djibouti man dances during opening ceremony of Doraleh container terminal in Djibouti...A Djibouti man dances during the opening ceremony of Dubai-based port operator DP World's Doraleh container terminal in Djibouti port February 7, 2009. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah (DJIBOUTI)

DUBAI, Feb 22 (Reuters) – Dubai-based port operator DP World accused Djibouti of illegally seizing control of Doraleh Container Terminal on Thursday, after the Djibouti government said it was unilaterally terminating DP World’s contract to run the terminal.

“The Government of Djibouti today illegally seized control of the Doraleh Container Terminal,” DP World said in a statement. It said the company had commenced arbitration proceedings in London to protect its rights. (Reporting by Katie Paul; Editing by Mark Potter)

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