On Monday this week, DP World and the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have signed the Collaboration Agreement for the development of the Banana deep-sea port.
The agreement was signed in the presence of President Tshisekedi and follows the sgning of a term sheet earlier this year with DP World. The project has been in the making since 2018 when the initial contract was signed.
The Collaboration Agreement signed this week paves the way for a groundbreaking on the project within a year.
“DP World will develop an initial 600-meter quay with an 18m draft, capable of handling the largest vessels in operation. It will have a container handling capacity of about 450 000 TEUs (20-foot equivalent units) per year, and a 30-hectare yard to store containers,” DP World said.