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Tunisia

Tunisia is the northernmost country in Africa. It is a part of the Maghreb region of North Africa, and is bordered by Algeria to the west and southwest, Libya to the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east. Its seaports are Bizerte, Gabès, La Goulette (Rades, Tunis), Sfax, Sousse and Zarzis.

Kongsburg Maritime to supply thrusters for tugs bound for Tunisia

Istanbul, Turkey (Ports Europe) May 16, 2024 – Turkish shipbuilder Med Marine has awarded a contract to Norway’s Kongsberg Maritime to supply...

Tunisia inaugurates the Ifriqiya submarine cable

Bizerte, Tunisia (Ports Europe) March 12, 2024 – Tunisia has inaugurated the Ifriqiya submarine cable in the Ain Meriem area of Bizerte port. It is a...

New container line from Sfax to Morocco, Spain and Libya

Sfax, Tunisia (Ports Europe) March 4, 2024 – A regular container line from Tunisia’s Mediterranean port of Sfax to Morocco, Spain and Libya has been...

Tunisian ports handled 29.37 mln tonnes of cargo in 2023

Tunis, Tunisia (Ports Europe) March 4, 2024 – Tunisian ports handled 29.37 million tonnes of cargo in 2023, an increase of +2.3% compared to the 28.7 million...

Tunisian Ministry of Transport plans seaport strategy for 2024

Tunis, Tunisia (Ports Europe) February 19, 2024 – Last month, the Minister of Transport, Rabie Majidi, held discussions with the General Directorate of...

China Railway Rolling Corporation sends delegation to Tunisia

Tunis, Tunisia (Ports Europe) February 19, 2024 – Last month, the Minister of Transport, Rabie Majidi, received a delegation from China Railway Rolling...

Tunisia’s Bizerte back to normal operation after July 23 bridge fire

Bizerte, Tunisia (Ports Europe) February 12, 2024 – Tunisia’s Mediterranean port of Bizerte-Menzel Bourguiba has been gradually recovering since the...

No funding for delayed Enfidha deepwater port in Tunisia

Enfidha, Tunisia (Ports Europe) February 11, 2024 – The project for Tunisia’s Mediterranean deepwater port of Enfidha, delayed by some 20 years, seems...

Maersk launches new Rades-Cagliari Ro-Ro service

Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy (Ports Europe) December 21, 2023 – Maersk has announced a new Ro-Ro service operating between Rades in Tunisia and Cagliari,...

Turkish shipbuilder Med Marin signs tugboat contract in Tunisia

Tunis, Tunisia (Ports Europe) November 24, 2023 – Turkish shipbuilder Med Marine has signed a contract to build six state-of-the-art azimuth stern drive...

Tunisia considers Bizerte port investment

Tunis, Tunisie (PortSEurope) June 22, 2023 – Tunisia is reviewing a proposal for a new Ro-Pax terminal in the port of Bizerte. This would be part of a...

Russia’s FESCO discusses maritime services with Tunisia

Moscow, Russia (Ports Europe) April 13, 2023 – Andrey Severilov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the FESCO Transport Group, and Hela Hanachi, Head...

Greek foreign minister visits Tunisia

Tunis, Tunisia (PortSEurope) March 28, 2023 – Prime Minister Elyès Fakhfakh welcomed on Monday Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias. The...

New passenger service between Libya and Tunisia

Tripoli, Libya (Ports Europe) February 15, 2023 – The first voyage for passengers from the Libyan port of Tripoli to the commercial port of Zarzis in...

Tunisian ports handled 28.3 million tonnes of cargo in 2022

Tunis, Tunisia (Ports Europe) January 30, 2023 – Tunisian commercial ports handled 28.3 million tonnes of cargo in 2022, almost the same result as in 2021...

Tunisian port of Rades proceeds with a development project

Radès, Tunisia (Ports Europe) February 2, 2022 – Work to improve the operations of the Tunisian port of Rades began with a meeting in December 2022 of all...

Tunisian ports cargo volumes till September unchanged compared to 2021

Tunis, Tunisia (PortSEurope) December 19, 2022 – Tunisian commercial ports handled 21.3 million tonnes of cargo during the first nine months of 2022, an...

Tunisia wants to proceed with Enfidha port project

Tunis, Tunisia (Ports Europe) October 11, 2022 – Tunisia wants to proceed with Enfidha port project despite numerous delays. In January 2017, l’Office...

Cargo at Tunisian commercial ports steady in first 9 months, 2022

Tunis, Tunisia (Ports Europe) October 10, 2022 – In the first nine months of 2022, Tunisian commercial Ports recorded the transit of 21.3 million tons of...

Tunisia’s commercial traffic increased by 4% in 2021

Tunis, Tunisia (PortSEurope) April 13, 2022 – Tunisia’s commercial traffic increased by 4% in 2021 compared to 2020. Commercial seaports, including...

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