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Ceelmacaan port: A paradox in Somalia

Postby Somaliweyn » Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:23 pm

What really amazes me is how a group of businessmen could transform a beach into a port, and then outcompete real deep-sea ports in Somalia.

Ceel macaan port aptly illustrates the paradoxical situation which Somalia has witnessed since 1991: Economic transformation after state collapse.

It also illustrates the economic potential of Somali entrepeneurs when given the space they will achieve the unthinkable:

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El Ma’an seaport: a joint venture

Perspective

60. Notwithstanding the lack of an effective central Government, and in spite of
the insecurity caused by the pirate groups off the coast of Somalia, maritime trade is
thriving. Cargo ships laden with all types of foodstuffs, clothing, hardware items,
oils and lubricants, fuel, building materials and electronic goods, arrive regularly at
Somali seaports. Somali businessmen have links with traders in South America,
China, India, the Far East, the Middle East, Mediterranean countries and East and
Southern African countries.

61. Major seaports in Somalia are Berbera, Bossaso, El Ma’an, Kismaayo and
Marka. Berbera is operated by the Somaliland administration, while Bossaso is
operated by the Puntland administration. Mogadishu, one of the more developed
ports with alongside berths, has not been in use since 1995, due to infighting by
rival factions trying to maintain or gain control of the port. Kismaayo and Marka are
under the control of local administrations and are run as private port businesses
from which a considerable amount of unregulated income is generated.

62. In the course of its investigation, the Monitoring Group obtained the following
information outlining 2004 statistics for inbound cargo for the major Somali
seaports: El Ma’an — 2 million metric tons; Berbera — 552,000 metric tons;
Bossaso — 368,000 metric tons; and Kismaayo — more than 3,000 metric tons.

63. Businessmen intending to conduct business at a seaport operated by a local
administration must establish a financial arrangement with the local administration
in order to ensure the safety of an arriving ship and its cargo and crew. The
arrangement must normally be made before the transport of cargo to a Somali port
of call begins. An advance payment is required and includes safety fees that range
upwards from $50,000 per ship. Other fees are required upon the arrival of a ship at
the port and may include those for marine services, port charges, cargo handling and
road transport and hiring of barges, tugs and stevedores. This financial arrangement
is essential because commercial insurance companies are unwilling to underwrite
the risks involved in maritime operations in Somali waters.
El Ma’an seaport

64. Unlike other seaports in Somalia that are administered by local
administrations, the three business cartels referred to above jointly own, manage and
operate the seaport of El Ma’an, located about 45 kilometres north of Mogadishu.
Each of the cartels owns one third of the shares of the seaport. The cartels also own
a combination of maritime and inland transport businesses and freight-forwarding,
stevedoring, cargo-shipping, fuel supply, general trading and construction
businesses. There are about 320 staff working at the seaport who are directly
involved in offloading commodities. The port’s physical assets consists of 6
tugboats, 340 other types of boats and 310 trucks with varying cargo capacities.

65. The revenues at the seaport are collected separately by the three business
cartels: one cartel gathers revenues accrued from land transport business, the second
is in charge of receiving income from the tugboat operation and the third receives
the fees from anchorage rights and other fees and commissions.

http://www.securitycouncilreport.org/at ... 006229.pdf

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Re: Ceelmacaan port: A paradox in Somalia

Postby Young Royal » Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:29 pm

Speaking of ports...I must say Bosaso is one booming port as the pics in the below website illustrate:

http://www.calanka.com/Wararki-Maanta/warka1380

Cool

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Re: Ceelmacaan port: A paradox in Somalia

Postby Shirib » Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:31 pm

We get peace and stability and our economy will come up in no time.

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Re: Ceelmacaan port: A paradox in Somalia

Postby Shirib » Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:31 pm

We get peace and stability and our economy will come up in no time.

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Re: Ceelmacaan port: A paradox in Somalia

Postby Luq_Ganane » Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:33 pm

Lets not get carried away here. Ceelmacaan was just an alternativeto the Xamar port which was shut down and non-functional because the 500 Xamar warlords couldn't agree on how to share it. Ofcourse it made some profit. Hundreds of millions of dollars worth of looted State infrastructure, National treasures and monuments needed to be exported somwhere right? Attributing this to the "uncanny business aucmen of Xamar businessmen" is something out of comedy central. Laughing Laughing

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Re: Ceelmacaan port: A paradox in Somalia

Postby MJ-Pride » Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:36 pm

Luq,
When are you gona learn Somaliweyn. You just provoked him into calling you Southwestern tigre lovers ritual Laughing Laughing

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Re: Ceelmacaan port: A paradox in Somalia

Postby Shirib » Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:38 pm

^^^^ Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing


I like the southwestern traitors, Northeastern traitors rant. Its classical.

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Re: Ceelmacaan port: A paradox in Somalia

Postby Luq_Ganane » Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:39 pm

[quote="MJ-Pride"]Luq,
When are you gona learn Somaliweyn. You just provoked him into calling you Southwestern tigre lovers ritual Laughing Laughing[/quote]


MJ Pride, go to the alternative clan talk section and look up 'Final warning to Northeastern Traitors' Laughing Laughing

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Re: Ceelmacaan port: A paradox in Somalia

Postby Somaliweyn » Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:40 pm

Lugh is again uttering emotional based thoughts with no credibility.


The statistics are about post-2000..when all alleged state infrastructures were already sold Laughing Get your facts straight, and let your emotions not blind you.

Young Royal,

Bosaso port is booming because the Ethiopian occupation has distrubted the port activities in the South. Also, Ceel macaan is closed.

I am sure, Bosaso port will be outcompeted when things settle to normal again.

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Re: Ceelmacaan port: A paradox in Somalia

Postby Voltage » Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:42 pm

Really it was just an alternative to the closed Mogadishu port and the insecurity and sporadic fighting that surrounded Mogadishus.

Keep in mind also that Ceel-Macaan is synonymous with Xaaji Cadaani himself, a larger than life businessman with many links to the Gulf and Muslim countries.

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Re: Ceelmacaan port: A paradox in Somalia

Postby MJ-Pride » Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:43 pm

[quote="Luq_Ganane"][quote="MJ-Pride"]Luq,
When are you gona learn Somaliweyn. You just provoked him into calling you Southwestern tigre lovers ritual Laughing Laughing[/quote]


MJ Pride, go to the alternative clan talk section and look up 'Final warning to Northeastern Traitors' Laughing Laughing[/quote]

What is warning us about? Laughing Laughing

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Re: Ceelmacaan port: A paradox in Somalia

Postby Somaliweyn » Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:57 pm

Voltage,

The Cadaani family were crucial in the entreprise of Ceel macaan port, but they were not the only one. It was a joint venture.

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Re: Ceelmacaan port: A paradox in Somalia

Postby Voltage » Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:59 pm

[quote="Somaliweyn"]Voltage,

The Cadaani family were crucial in the entreprise of Ceel macaan port, but they were not the only one. It was a joint venture.[/quote]

Well of course even Bashiir raage was part of the Benadir company but you get my point. Ceel macaan has no place in future peaceful Somalia. Mogadishu's post is too giant to compete with in such close proximity.


p.s. in my last post the fighting and sporadic fighting i meant Kismaayo's.

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Re: Ceelmacaan port: A paradox in Somalia

Postby Twisted_Logic » Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:11 pm

Ceel Macan will soon be back to business if the reports I am getting are true. Also, the PM contender Nur Caddani is a former Middle Shabelle governor and a strong supporter of the development for that part of Somalia, and naturally he should have a plan for shifting the economic advantage from south to North and Ceel Macan is the best way to consolidate the economic power of the Mudulood clan.

But, from what people who have worked with him and others who know him personally tell me, the guy is money-hungry lunatic much like Gheedi and I won’t be surprised if he brags about being an 80 year old with 80 million!
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Re: Ceelmacaan port: A paradox in Somalia

Postby Gedo_Boy » Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:15 pm

good work Ceelmacaan up up

wallahi during the ICU days I kept hearing about Ceelmacaan then finally I saw a picture and it was just a beach. Cool

If they're working w/ that they deserve some infrastructure Laughing


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