DP World and the Government of Senegal have signed agreements for the development of a deep water port at Ndayane, approximately 50kms from the existing port and near the Blaise Diagne international airport.
According to DP World, the new port will further reinforce Dakar’s role as a major logistics hub and gateway to West and North West Africa.
Also, the project will support the realization of His Excellency, President Macky Sall’s ambitious economic development plans for Senegal, the Plan Senegal Emergent (PSE).
DP World’s concession for the Port of Dakar, already includes a plan to develop a new container terminal alongside the existing Container Terminal in the Port of Dakar.
Phase 1 will include a new container terminal with 840m of quay and a new 5km marine channel designed to handle 366m vessels and capable of handling the largest container vessels in the world.
Phase 2 will create 410m of additional container quay and a further dredging of the marine channel to handle 400m vessels.
The first phase of the Ndayane Container terminal will be operated alongside the existing DP World Dakar container terminal.
Due to the Government’s vision for the development of the Port of Ndayane as a site for the next 100 years of port activities in Senegal, the container terminal will eventually have over 3 km of quay and 300 ha for the container yard. This will enable the existing Port of Dakar to be redeveloped into a mixed use residential and commercial waterfront and cruise terminal.
DP World is also planning to develop a special economic zone next to the Port of Ndayane to further strengthen the attractiveness of Senegal to foreign investors looking at the Ecowas region.