DP World Leaders Inspects West African Terminal
DP World Chairman and Vice Chairman make an inspection tour of their DP World DakarTerminal
During their visit to the Senegalese capital, Mr Bin Sulayem and Mr Bin Thaniah also toured Terminal à Conteneur, West Africa’s largest and most modern container terminal, managed and operated by DP World Dakar.
Four Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes and 10 Rubber Tyred Gantries (RTGs) were installed at the terminal recently, completing the upgrading work, which also included a new gate complex and new reefer storage facilities. The terminal was opened to business last November after DP World carried out new expansion work that more than doubled capacity to over 600,000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent container units) under a concession agreement signed in 2007.
HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman, DP World, said: “We are extremely honoured to meet His Excellency Macky Sall and congratulate him on his election as President of Senegal. DP World’s commitment to Senegal is long term and is driven by the immense economic possibilities in this great country. As the most modern and efficient terminal in western Africa, DP World Dakar acts as a growth engine in a rapidly developing emerging market region. We look forward to building on our excellent relations with the Government of Senegal.”
Since winning the Dakar concession in 2007, DP World has introduced window berthing, where vessels book a specific time they can berth, virtually eliminating waiting time at anchorage. In addition, DP World has reduced truck turnaround time to less than half an hour, and introduced clear tariffs and processes supported by modern technology systems.