First Phase Modjo Dry Port, Ethiopia Expansion Complete
Friday, 02 March 2012 | 16:30
The Ethiopian Water Works Construction Enterprise is prepared to handover the 254 million birr first expansion of Modjo Dry Port to the Shipping and Logistics Enterprise, Ethiopia.
The expansion project launched in 2010 is a year ahead of schedule said Kumelachew Abeb, Communications and Public Relations with EWWCE.
The expansion will allow an increased capacity to hold 5000 more containers as well as developing infrastructure like access to roads, electricity and drainage systems.
The second phase of the Modjo Dry Port expansion program will be launched soon and is expected to be finalized in two years. The cost estimates for the second phase and related design works have not been finalized yet.
The expansion of Modjo Dry Port is aimed to enhance the import and export of goods and services and to solve problems of congestion at Port Djibouti. The project will also address the inclusion of new technology to facilitate the operation of the dry port.
The completion of the project in addition to existing Semera Dry Port will enhance the ability of Ethiopian Shipping and Logistics Enterprise to handle the import and export of good services said an official.
In related news the ELSE has made a minimum of 9% discount on ocean freight transport for the next month.
The Enterprise did not officially announce the discount, which has been effective since the 9th of February with importers discovering it through lower prices on shipments.
The discount is due to the coordinated efforts of the various government agencies that have come together to form the new Enterprise according to an official.
The Enterprise is an amalgamation of the former Ethiopian Maritime Transit Services, Dry Ports Services Enterprise and the Ethiopian Shipping Lines. The ESLE is currently the only company operating in sea freight and multi-modal operations.
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