West African ports

EENI- School of International Business

Subject (Course) - Ports in West Africa: Abidjan, Lagos, Tema, Takoradi, Dakar, Lomé, Cotonou

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

The objectives of the subject “West African ports” are:

  1. To know the largest ports in West Africa
  2. To analyse the main features of West African ports
Subject “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 “Ports in West Africa”: 0.5 ECTS Credits

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

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

Trans-African Highways related to 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 countries of West Africa: Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger


Integration and regional institutions 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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