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Marhaba 2021: Exceptional rates for ferry crossings

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The Direction of Merchant Navy, falling under the Ministry of Equipment, transport, logistic and water engaged in, in accordance with the instructions of the King Mohammed VI concerning the coming back of Moroccan community living abroad, some procedures with navy transport companies regarding Europe. Those procedures aim at augmenting the offer capacity, diversify boarding and offer reasonable rates for travelers.

As a result, the reference rates for a two-way ticket, with a car, will be fixed at 995 euros for a family of four for long-haul lines, and 450 euros for medium-haul ones, announced the Ministry in a press release. Some information will be given when available to offer more precision regarding those measures. 

On the same page, Moroccan authorities are actually on talk with their Portuguese counterparts in order to make Portimao in Portugal a new boarding port toward Tanger-Med in Morocco. 

Those lines will complete those of France and Italy already programmed, with an initial capacity of 20,000 passengers and 5,000 vehicles per week. Another ship will be added to the Marseille-Tanger Med and Genoa-Tanger Med, with a capacity of 4,000 passengers and 1,000 vehicles per week, reminds the release.

As a result, the total capacity will be as high as 48,000 passengers and more than 15,000 vehicles per week, which should cover the transit phase planned from June 15th to September 15th 2021, with a total of 650,000 passengers and 180,000 vehicles.

The Direction of Merchant Navy continues to solicited maritime transport company to encourage them to increase their number of crossings and so increase the transit capacity to answer the demand, ends the press release.

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