Browsing: African ports

  • In the past 10 years, DP World has solidified its presence in over 40 countries, including in nearly 10 ports in Africa, boosting the continent’s blue economy.
  • Senegal is one of the biggest beneficiaries of DP World overseas investments in ports.
  • In June, Tanzania engaged DP World to run two berths in the Port of Dar es Salaam.

DP World, one of the largest marine terminal operators is assuming a bigger role Africa’s blue economy. In the past 10 years, the Dubai based multinational has solidified its presence in over 40 countries, including nearly 10 ports in Africa. 

With every eye gunning for Africa’s vast natural resources, what role is DP World playing in advancing Africa’s blue economy? The blue economy is one of the oldest economic activities by human beings. Blue economy encompasses a wide range of sectors, including fisheries and aquaculture, maritime transport, renewable energy (such as offshore

  • As we mark Africa Day today, our writer, Ken Mutuku, takes a deep dive into the port industry across the continent. He highlights it vast potential and the big challenges holding it back.
  • Every year, May 25th, serves as an opportunity to acknowledge the remarkable progress Africa has made, while reflecting on the challenges it continues to face.
  • Key ports offer entry into several resource-rich regions and countries such as Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and South Africa.

Africa’s port industry continues to play an integral role in the continent’s supply chain cycle, and has been powering import and export trade of developing economies since colonial times. Despite this, it is still an underutilized and underdeveloped resource that requires significant financing and upgrade to power accelerated growth in resource-rich African economies.

Africa, a continent of vibrant colors, diverse landscapes, and rich cultural heritage, is a true testament to the human spirit’s …