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Agreement marks new era for dockers in Morocco
‘Dynamic economic and social objectives’ are the aim of a new collective bargaining agreement just made between an ITF-affiliated union in the Port of Tangiers, Morocco and global network terminal operator APM Terminals (APMT). The agreement follows two years of ‘difficult’ negotiations between the Moroccan National Union of Port Workers and the local APMT management, accompanied by an international campaign supported by ITF dockers’ unions worldwide.
Tanger-ville port reconversion to be completed end of 2016
HM King Mohammed VI visited this Saturday various worksites of the Tanger-ville port reconversion, carried out with an investment of 6.2 billion DH. Extending over 84 hectares, the Tanger-ville port zone reconversion project, which started in March 2011, seeks to make the city of Tangiers a flagship destination for cruising and yachting tourism in the Mediterranean by developing several poles (cruising, yachting, fisheries, hotels, culture and conferences, trade, residences and offices) In conformity with the instructions of HM the King, the project, to be completed end of 2016 will help secure an optimum reconversion of the site while respecting the rich history of the city of Tangiers, integrating the port in the city landscape and promoting environment-friendly development. The port area will have several major facilities for the world’s largest cruise ships, expected to bring to Morocco around 300,000 tourists in 2016 and 750,000 in 2020. The Tanger-ville port is also expected to become the Gibraltar strait’s port that extends the best services to sailors and sailing ships and integrated services that include ship repair, wintering, sailing ships sale and schools for sailing activities.
Eurogate Tangiers sets all-Africa-Record for container moves per hour
CMA CGM LAPEROUSE achieved a thundering record of 155 moves per hour average at EUROGATE TANGIERS, the best score ever achieved at an African container-terminal with 6261 total moves from January 21st until January 23rd, 2012.Upload News