DP World announces intent to develop logistics zone in Senegal

DP World has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Senegalese government whereby DP World intends to build and develop a logistics free zone in the vicinity of the new Blaise Diagne International Airport, near DP World – Dakar Terminal in the outskirts of Senegal’s capital city of Dakar.

Senegal’s Foreign Minister, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem said of the agreement, “The new logistics free zone complements DP World’s leading investments in DP World-Dakar Terminal, which stands as West Africa’s largest and most modern container terminal after a new terminal was built in the facility in November 2011, doubling capacity to over 600,000 TEU. As a vital gateway to Senegal’s and West Africa’s growing trade and business sectors, DP World Dakar has created more than 200 jobs for local Senegalese people – specialized training has been given to those terminal employees to level up their skillset and bring operational efficiencies in line with DP World’s global standards