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DP World nears deal to develop new port, economic zone in Senegal

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Port du Futur will become a major logistics hub and gateway to west and northwest Africa

DP World will soon be finalising the deal on the construction of a new port and economic zone in Dakar, Senegal. The new port will be called Port du Futur which will be located in Dakar. 

The port will transform Dakar into a major logistics hub and act as a gateway to the west and northwest Africa, the media reported. This, in turn, will support the economic development of Senegal in West Africa. 

DP World is the world’s largest port operator. The port operator will play a significant role in the development of the initial phase of the Senegal port. In addition, it will be responsible for constructing a northwest container terminal with a capacity to handle the largest container vessels in current operations, the media reported. 

The port operator has already outlined a plan for the development of Port du Futur. The port will be located adjacent to the new Blaise Diagne International Airport. It will be developed as a multi-purpose port, the media reported. 

Currently, DP World operates in Senegal, Egypt, Mozambique, Somaliland, Rwanda, Algeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem told the media that, “The economic zone in Dakar will serve as a great aggregator of cargo, creating a hub for African exporters and importers and generating value for Senegal and businesses in the region. We discussed the great progress of the Senegalese economy and the role DP World can play in the development of a port and economic zone serving west and northwest Africa.” 

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