Representatives from Dubai’s global port operator, DP World, and the Government of Senegal have laid the first stone to mark the start of the construction of the new Port of Ndayane. The ceremony follows the concession agreement signed in December 2020 between the two parties to build and operate a new port at Ndayane, about 50 km from the existing Port of Dakar.
The planned investment of more than US$ 1 billion in two phases to develop Port Ndayane is DP World’s largest port investment in Africa to date. Phase 1 of the development will include a container terminal, with 840m of quay and a new 5km marine channel, that is designed to handle two 336m vessels simultaneously, and capable of handling the largest container vessels in the world. The terminal will increase Senegal’s container handling capacity by 1.2 million TEU a year. In phase 2, an additional container quay of 410m in length will be developed, it is envisioned.