Maersk returns shipping in Somalia
Following a long period of absence, Maersk Line has chosen to return to shipping to the Somali port town Mogadishu. The return indicates that the situation in the southern and central part of Somalia has become more stabile.
”We have worked on this for a long time, and we are happy to be here today” said a representative for Maersk Line during a reception for Maersk’s return to Mogadishu, which was carried out by Cecille Maersk.
Maersk Line is the sixth shipping company that has chosen to return shipping services to Mogadishu.
Turkish port company Al Beyrak Management operates the port in Mogadishu.
Somalia's main export products derive from agriculture. The imports primarily consist of technical products.
The return of the container route has caused hope that will be easier for Somali companies to export products, which might ultimately stabilizing the country's economy.
There are still ocasional sporadic pirate activities along the Somali coast, none of which has greater significance. The presence of international naval forces and the armed guards aboard the merchant ships in Somali waters has made piracy a non-profitable business.