About Us

TCN, a major contribution to development

  • The new TCN terminal will contribute significantly to the economic development of Mauritania
  • The port (PANPA) accounts for almost all the imports for the domestic market (agri-food, energy and construction products, consumables, …)
  • The port also participates in the development of export sectors (fishing, mining, …)
  • The TCN will also create new opportunities for regional trade, particularly with Mali for import and export (e.g. cotton) traffic as the country explores new sources of supply as an alternative to the congested Port Autonome of Dakar, Senegal.

The Vision

Creating a regional logistic hub

  • Supporting the government of Mauritania’s effort to improve the country’s essential infrastructure required to sustain its economic growth.
  • TCN is equipped with latest generation technology for a fully digitalized operation.
  • Dedicated berths for containerships and 100% all weather berth availability: “Whatever the weather, whenever!”
    • Dynamic mooring system will reduce overall call duration by 70%.
    • Creating substantial savings for shipping lines and highest service standards for customers.

TCN an infrastructure that allows the port of Nouakchott to move to the next level

  • 570 m of quay length
  • 14,7 m draught allowing the berthing of much larger vessels
  • Additional capacity of 250,000 TEU in phase 1
  • Expandable to 650,000 TEU in phase 2

Future capacity extension

  • Significant potential foreseen for extending the capacity of the terminal in the future.
  • Potential maximum capacity of 650,000 TEUs i.e., almost 4 times the container capacity prior to the TCN project.

An infrastructure that meets the requirements of world class shipping lines

  • STS and e-RTG cranes of the latest generation never before deployed in Mauritania
  • Digitizing operations with state-of-the-art tools (Navis): reliability and performance
  • Innovation: shore tension system

Increase the country's competitiveness

  • HR: training, development
  • Improve the reliability of port activity performance
  • Enable larger hydrocarbon vessels to discharge
  • The northern-most deep-water port in West Africa
  • Attracting complementary economic activities
  • Increases competition - stabilization of prices to the final customer
  • Social responsibility: maximizing local employment
  • Environment: ensuring inclusive and sustainable growth based on international standards of environmental protection