In 2014, Djibouti accused DP World of bribing Abdourahman Boreh, the head of the country’s port and free zone authority, to secure the 50-year concession to run the DCT.
Djibouti has been ordered to bear all costs of the arbitration.
The port operator has continued to operate the DCT during the court proceedings.
World Maritime News contacted DP World regarding the arbitration case but the company declined to comment.
Built by DP World, the DCT is said to be “the most technologically advanced” container terminal on the African east coast.