According to “Le Témoin”, this information was published by the Tam-Tam du Docker, the bimonthly newsletter of the Autonomous Port of Dakar number 30 April-May 2021. This situation is explained by the drop in the flow of goods, but also by the slowdown in cruise ship activity attributed to the negative effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Container ships, after more than a decade of domination, have just lost their leading position, dropping from 718 affected to 645 affected, a decline of 10% compared to 2019.
As for the depreciation noted in the category of other vessels, it is attributable to the reduction in the number of rotations of passenger vessels operated by the shipping company COSAMA to ensure the Dakar-Ziguinchor link due to the barrier measures imposed by the State in the framework of the fight against Covid-19.
On the other hand, the newspaper indicates, the fishing vessels, at the top of this year’s ranking, carried out the greatest number of affected with 826 affected, an increase of 36% over 2019 which is largely justified by the dynamism of the fishing sector. marked by the influx of trawlers and tuna seiners.