Berbera, 10 November 2009 (Somalilandpress) — The port of Berbera welcomed the largest ship in its history on Sunday, using the opportunity to promote its 12-metre deep-water facility that was constructed in 1964 by Russian engineers at a cost of $5.6 million.
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The MV Anders, a 230-metre Saint Kitts and Nevis flagged ship was carrying some 20, 000 tons of food for Somaliland investors from the Gulf states.
Berbera port vice-director, Mr Bile Hersi Eid warmly welcomed the ship and its crew to the port and added they were expecting similar sized ship-liners in the coming days.
He said port of Berbera was capable of handling such sized ships and that the port authority are expanding the Port of Berbera container terminal and proceeding with development plans to modernize its deep-water facility to meet modern demands.
The deep-water facility was completed in 1969 and was the main commercial seaport for what was then the Somali Republic.