Measures adopted to combat the COVID-19 pandemic
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France - Morocco : Marseille-Tanger a cargo sea links
Today, the 16 November, the « La Méridionale » company will open a direct RORO maritime link between France and Morocco, the result of close collaboration with AFTRI.
This Marseille - Tanger - Marseille line will provide with 2 vessels, 3 weekly port of call with a transit time of 39 hours.
This direct maritime link to Morocco and the Tanger Med site will meet the needs of road transport companies and make up for the lack of RoRo freight service, so much criticized by operators.
By offering an alternative to road transport, the Méridionale thus provides a new opportunity for road transport companies to demonstrate their ability to adapt and their responsibility in terms of road safety and environmental protection.
Today, this new link also makes it possible to alleviate the constraints of the Covid 19 global health crisis, which complicates the organisation of exchanges due to the implementation of different national health protocols.
More detailed information on this line Marseille -Tanger : see enclosed document
The country has taken strict measures to limit the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). International passenger movement is under “full ban” (air, road and ferry), with not transport operations handled between Morocco and the following countries (except special operations to let passengers get back to their country of origin): Italy, Spain, France, Austria, Denmark, Greece, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Bahrein, UAE, Oman, Jordania, Tunisia, Senegal, Mauritania, Niger, Mali, Tchad, Canada and Brazil.
No limit to freight transport have been reported.
National passenger transport operations are maintained.
Sources: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Transport