What is now West Africa’s largest and most modern container terminal, Terminal à Conteneur, developed and operated by global marine terminal operator DP World, was officially opened recently by Abdoulaye Wade, President of Senegal, together with Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman, DP World.
Expanded and upgraded by DP World Dakar following a concession agreement signed in 2007, the terminal’s capacity is more than doubling from less than 300,000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent container units) to more than 600,000 TEU.
The opening ceremony at the Port of Dakar was attended by Dakar Port Authority Managing Director Bara Sady, DP World CEO Mohammed Sharaf, Senior Vice President and Managing Director DP World, Africa, CEO DP World Dakar Guido Heremans, and other officials.
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman, DP World, said: “The expansion of the terminal and the upgrading of the facilities and equipment makes DP World Dakar the most modern and efficient terminal in western Africa. Our experience is that economies grow as efficient infrastructure comes on line and today it opens up a whole new world of economic possibilities for Senegal and West African communities. We are grateful to the Government of Senegal for their support and cooperation in helping to make this possible.”