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Construction of Senegal’s Port of Ndayane begins

Construction of Senegal’s Port of Ndayane begins
The port will have 840 m of quay in its first phase

DP World and the government of Senegal have laid the first stone to mark the start of the construction of the Port of Ndavane, about 50 km from the existing Port of Dakar.

The investment of more than US$1bn in two phases to develop Port Ndayane, is DP World’s largest port investment in Africa to date, and the largest single private investment in the history of Senegal.

The first phase of the development will include a container terminal with 840 m of quay and a new 5 km marine channel designed to handle two 336 m vessels simultaneously.

It will increase container handling capacity by 1.2m teu per year, while in the second phase an additional container quay of 410 m will be developed.

Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, said: “The development of modern, quality port infrastructure is vital for economic development. With the Port of Ndayane, Senegal will have state-of-the-art port infrastructure that will reinforce our country’s position as a major trade hub and gateway in West Africa.”

“It will unlock significant economic opportunities for local businesses, create jobs, and increase Senegal’s attractiveness to foreign investors. We are pleased to extend our collaboration with DP World to this project, which has already delivered great results with the operation of the container terminal at the Port of Dakar.”

Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World, said: “As the leading enabler of global trade, we will bring all our expertise, technology and capability to this port project, the completion of which will support Senegal’s development over the next century.”

DP World’s plans also include the development of an economic/industrial zone next to the port and near the Blaise Diagne International Airport, creating an integrated multimodal transportation, logistics and industrial hub.