Simatech – Dubai, UAE based shipping conglomerate is a pioneer of containerization at port of Mogadishu with the commencement of first container ship service in January 2013 linking Jebel Ali port of UAE to Mogadishu port of Somalia.
Simatech is also the first company to provide container handling equipment to manage containers at port of Mogadishu at the launch of its first container service.
As part of the company’s ongoing commitment to improve and facilitate containerization and Logistics at port of Mogadishu, Simatech has launched SICT (Simatech International Container Terminal) which is a green field project built under the agreement of Government of Federal Republic of Somalia to meet the growing demand of trade in order to provide efficient container and logistics services to local & International shipping community.
Scope of the agreement covers stacking and handling of full import and export containers to / from port of Mogadishu, empty containers storage and any additional services required for reefer and dry container, as well as chilled cargoes.
In second phase, Simatech further plans to develop a Logistics Centre comprising of a warehouse to store loose cargoes from sea and air freight and a cold store for perishable cargoes to develop and improve exports of Somali fruit, fish and meat to various parts of the world.
Thanks to the Somali Government efforts, Mogadishu is once again reorganized as the key sector for International Trade in the region.
African Shipping Line already operates Container Agency at Mogadishu Port, Somalia.