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Bigger, better and more competitive port facilities for Senegal

DP World operates 65 ports on 6 continents. Its facility at Dakar is one of the first large public/private partnerships in Senegal. EAIF supported DP World’s Dakar total investment of €216m to upgrade and expand the container terminal with a €12.5m loan.

November 2010

DPW Dakar

Overall: €216m
EAIF: €12.5m

The project sees capacity grow from 335,000 containers annually to 550,000. Cargo handling becomes faster, more reliable and more efficient, delivering faster turn rounds for exporters and ship owners.

The facility strengthens Senegal’s case with foreign investors that need port capacity and boosts local business confidence, particularly in the freight transport sector. Jobs were created during the port expansion phase and DP World permanent staff have been trained in the more advanced technologies the investment has introduced.

Applying for project support

If you are looking for debt finance for an infrastructure project in sub-Saharan Africa please talk to us.

EAIF mainly supports private sector infrastructure projects to create new or expand existing facilities. We welcome enquiries from companies in Africa and worldwide that want to grow their businesses in sub-Saharan Africa and share our commitment to the continent and its peoples. Enquiries are also welcome from  financial advisers and specilaist consultants.