Morocco Transport Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Transport from The Report: Morocco 2016

Capitalising on its strategic location and promising economic environment, the Moroccan transport sector has made significant strides in recent years. A range of major upgrades and expansions to roads, ports, railways and airports have continued to press forward, despite challenges such as the eurozone debt crisis, regional political instability and a tightening of the state budget. Looking...

Morocco benefits from its well-developed manufacturing sector, mining industry, agricultural output, proximity to Europe, sizeable diaspora community, low labour costs and market-oriented public policy.

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As the Moroccan transport sector has taken off in recent years, the government has embarked on an ambitious plan to cut costs and improve the sector, expanding port capacity, creating logistical zones and improving domestic distribution infrastructure, including Customs systems, multimodal connections and dry ports.

 

Over the past decade efforts to improve intercity rail links have intensified, with the authorities investing heavily to increase capacity and coverage across the kingdom. Between 2010 and 2015, the government invested Dh34bn (€3.1bn) in the segment, up from Dh18bn (€1.7bn) between 2005 and 2009, and Dh7bn (€641.8m) during the 2002-05 period,...

 

What are the ministry’s objectives in terms of port connectivity?

 

How would you rate Morocco’s transport and logistics performance?

 

Capitalising on its strategic geographic position and promising economic environment, the Moroccan transport sector has made significant strides in recent years. A range of major upgrades and expansions to roads, ports, railways and airports have continued to press forward despite challenges, including the eurozone debt crisis, regional...

Morocco benefits from its well-developed manufacturing sector, mining industry, agricultural output, proximity to Europe, sizeable diaspora community, low labour costs and market-oriented public policy.