DP WORLD has announced the signing of a 20-year concession with an automatic 20-year extension with the Republic of Mali to build and operate a 1000ha logistics hub outside of Bamako, the capital city.
The multimodal logistics platform, Mali Logistics Hub is to have inland container depots and container freight stations to facilitate the import and export of goods.
The Mali Logistics Hub is to be located on the main road corridor from Dakar, Senegal to Bamako and close to the Dakar – Bamako rail line and is to be capable of handling 300,000 TEU, four million tonnes of bulk and general cargo.
DP World chairman and chief executive Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, said the Malian market was expected to grow over the next two decades and was driven by a robust economic and population growth.
“Thus, the Mali Logistics Hub is much needed and will provide the country with a logistics platform that aims to facilitate the import and export of goods via the Port of Dakar, which is operated by DP World,” he said.