DAKO’s African JV handles project cargo discharge in Dakar
German freight forwarder DAKO Worldwide Transport noted that its African joint venture, DAKO LTW Africa Logistics, recently completed a discharge and transport of project cargo in Dakar port. The African JV transported a number of heavy pieces for the extension of the Les Ciments du Sahel cement plant.
DAKO LTW was responsible for the reception of several pieces of the kiln for the new plant and several ball mills with unit weights of up to 209 tons. The unit transported the pieces to Rufisque, some 30 kilometres southeast of Dakar.
DAKO LTW’s scope included the receiving and transport from alongside vessel to intermediary storage inside Dakar port, the consecutive transportation of all heavy lifts to the site and the discharge of several components at the final place indicated by the consignee.
The cement plant expansion contract with a €245 million price tag was awarded last year to the units of Sinoma, Sinoma International Engineering and Sinoma Construction. Under the agreement the factory’s current third line will be replace by a new 6000 tons/day capacity cement production line.