Cooperation between Marseilles Fos and Moroccan ports could be boosted by three potential new ventures, covering ferry services and agricultural trades, after the leading French port’s CEO Christine Cabau Woehrel requested and hosted a meeting with Morocco’s transport and logistics minister Aziz Rabbah.
Their talks opened by exploring the launch of a Tangiers-Marseilles ro-ro service aimed at enhancing Morocco’s trailer trades with Europe. Marseilles Fos then stressed its wish to assist shipping lines responding to the Moroccan marine department’s call for expressions of interest in operating a new ro-pax service.
The meeting concluded by examining the creation of a dedicated logistics platform in Tangiers and Marseilles Fos, which would consolidate flows of temperature-controlled agricultural produce between the two ports.
The discussions will be continued in September when the promotional body Via Marseilles Fos (VMF), a consortium of the port authority, port professionals and the chamber of commerce, undertakes a trade mission to Tangiers and Casablanca.