Casablanca, Morocco (PortSEurope) July 8, 2019 – The 1st African Port Forum, held July 4-5 in Tangier, saw the participation of dozens of experts and by national and international institutions, ended with the creation of a working group to serve the African continent’s harbour industry.
A workgroup equipped with a digital platform has been created to enable the exchange of experience between port authorities, but also to create a strategic coordination on issues of common interest, such as logistic integration between ports and transport corridors, upgrading of port authorities and the emergence of new generation ports in Africa.
Representatives of the port authorities who attended the Forum visited the facilities and services of the Tanger Med port complex and its export and export areas for industry and logistics, following the explanations of vision, development and performance.
Last week, Tanger-Med 2 of Tangier port was inaugurated to develop Morocco’s position in the Mediterranean Sea region with a significant increase in cargo capacity.
Tanger-Med 2 connects with 77 countries and 186 ports, benefitting from its location on the western Mediterranean Sea coastline and close to Atlantic Ocean sea lanes. It also benefits greatly from a developed hinterland, where preferential financial terms have encouraged many international businesses to set up manufacturing facilities, exporting goods to Europe and worldwide.
In this context, the Director-General of Tangier-Med of the Port Authority (TMPA), Mehdi Tazi Riffi, said that Tangier Med has taken the initiative to gather African port authorities from more than 30 countries to share Tanger-Med’s development experience and claim that this experience has established ” a unique development model on the continent”.
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