West African Ports

EENI- School of International Business

Subject - Ports in West Africa: Abidjan, Lagos, Tema, Takoradi, Dakar, Lomé, Cotonou. Syllabus:

  1. The largest Ports in the West African region
  2. Ivory Coast: the Port of Abidjan - the largest West African port
  3. Nigeria: the Port of Lagos
  4. Ghana: the Port of Tema and Port of Takoradi
  5. Senegal: the Port of Dakar
  6. Togo: the Port of Lomé
  7. Benin: the Port of Cotonou

The objectives of the subject “The West African Ports” are the following:

  1. To know the largest ports in West Africa
  2. To analyse the main features of the West African Ports
The subject “The Ports in West Africa” is studied...
  1. Courses: Transport in Africa, West Africa
  2. Doctorate in Business in Africa
  3. Masters (e-learning): International Business, Africa

Languages of study English or French Afrique Ouest. Summaries in Spanish Africa Occidental Portuguese Africa Ocidental

Credits of the subject “The Ports in West Africa”: 0.5 ECTS Credits

Sample of the subject - The Ports in West Africa:
Port of Dakar (Senegal)

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Description of the Subject: The West African Ports

Estimations of distances and times between (in nautical miles - Nm):

From... To...
Dakar-Port of Lagos
Dakar-Port of Durban (South Africa)
Dakar-Port of Santos (Brazil)
Dakar-Port of Rotterdam (the Netherlands)
Dakar-Port of Shanghai (China)
Abidjan-Port of Lagos
Abidjan-Port of Tema (Ghana)
Estimated time
4 days, 18 hours
14 days
9 days, 21 hours
8 days, 16 hours
32 days, 14 hours
2 days, 9 hours
1 day, 9 hours

Estimations: Port of Lagos to... (in nautical miles - Nm).

  1. The Port of Abidjan: 489
  2. The Port of Takoradi: 333
  3. The Port of Tema: 222
  4. The Port of Lomé: 139
  5. The Port of Cotonou: 56
  6. The Port of Douala (Cameroon): 444
  7. The Port of Libreville (Gabon): 639
  8. The Port of Luanda (Angola): 1283
  9. The Port of Monrovia: 961

The Trans-African Highways related to the West African Countries:

  1. Trans-Sahelian Highway (Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, and Nigeria)
  2. Lagos (Nigeria)-Mombasa Corridor
  3. Dakar (Senegal)-Lagos (Nigeria) Corridor
  4. Algiers-Lagos (Nigeria) Corridor
  5. Cairo-Dakar (Senegal) Corridor
  6. N’Djamena-Nigeria-Djibouti Corridor

West African Countries:

  1. Countries with Sea access of West Africa: Benin, Cape Verde, the Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo
  2. Landlocked Western African Countries: Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger


Economic Integration and Regional Organisations in the West African region:
West African Economic Integration

  1. Economic Community of West African States
  2. West African Economic and Monetary Union
  3. West African Monetary Zone
  4. Community of Sahel-Saharan States
  5. Organisation for the Development of the Senegal River
  6. Niger Basin Authority
  7. Mano River Union
  8. Maritime Organisation for West and Central Africa


Port of Abidjan (Ivory Coast)

Port of Lagos Nigeria

Ports of Ghana

Port of Lomé (Togo)

Port of Cotonou (Benin)

Maritime Transport in Africa

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