A First Hand Account of DP World’s Somaliland Operations

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Gulf News Editor Omar Shariff gives us his first-hand account of the situation in Somaliland

DP World’s role in two African ports has drawn a lot of attention recently.

In Djibouti, the government illegally seized control of the Doraleh Container Terminal from a DP World-owned entity after the government lost in the Court of International Arbitration in London.

Then Somalia attempted to ban DP World’s operations at Berbera Port in Somaliland, a breakaway republic to the east. The attempt failed, and DP World is still working closely with the Somaliland government to develop the port into a major trade hub on the Horn of Africa.