London court extends injunction against Djibouti co. in DP World dispute: Dubai govt

A Djibouti policeman stands guard during the opening ceremony of Dubai-based port operator DP World’s Doraleh container terminal in Djibouti port, file. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

DUBAI (Reuters) – Dubai’s government said a London court had extended an injunction prohibiting a Djibouti state-owned company from interfering in the management of a port terminal seized from DP World.

The government of Djibouti seized the Doraleh Container Terminal from DP World in February over a dispute dating back to at least 2012. Dubai government-controlled DP World, which operated the terminal under a concession, has called the seizure illegal.

Dubai’s government said the High Court in London extended the Aug. 31 injunction at DP World’s request to include any affiliate of the state-owned Port de Djibouti, which Djibouti used to nationalise the terminal.

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