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Africa : Morocco is a country with a strong maritime connectivity, according to UNCTAD

Tanger Med Port./Ph. DR
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Morocco is the country with the strongest maritime connectivity in Africa, thanks to its strategic positioning, according to a UN study released on Thursday.

In 2017, the Kingdom improved its performance scoring 67 points out of 100, ahead of Egypt (54.6) and South Africa (37.4), as reported by the 2017 Maritime Connectivity Index conducted by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

«Morocco has improved its status in the Index thanks to its performance in transshipping from the Tangier Med hub», said the UN agency. The strategic location of this port complex attracts an increasing number of container ships.

«The largest container ships, with a maximum capacity of 18,506 equivalent twenty feet (TEU), deployed between Europe and East Asia, also stop at ports in South Asia and Southeast as well as in North Africa, especially in Morocco», indicates the study.

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