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Dubai’s DP World to develop logistics plans for Mali, Senegal

Dubai’s DP World to develop logistics plans for Mali, Senegal

DP world currently operates in the West African market through its Dakar port in Senegal

Dubai ports operator DP World will help the West African nations of Mali and Senegal develop logistics and infrastructure plans, the company announced.

The Mali plan will include a transportation and logistics strategy with electronic customs processes, DP World chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem confirmed following a meeting with Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta.

“Mali has a long history of trade in gold and agricultural products and though landlocked, has the opportunity to maximise use of its 1,800 kilometres of inland waterways such as the Niger River to connect local farmers and businesses to international markets,” Sulayem said.

DP world currently operates in the West African market through its Dakar port in Senegal.

On Saturday, the company confirmed that it would also begin construction of Port Du Futur in the country before the end of 2018 and provide a similar master plan for the redevelopment of Dakar.

Port Du Futur will be a multi-purpose port linked with an economic and zone and logistics zone adjacent to the new Blaise Diagne International Airport.

In August, DP World also penned an agreement with Egypt’s Suez Canal. It was also cleared of misconduct in an arbitration case related to its securing of a 50-year concession to manage the Doraleh Container Terminal in Djibouti earlier this year

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