In accordance with the Very High Instructions of King Mohammed VI aiming to guarantee the return in the best conditions of the Moroccan community residing abroad, the Directorate of the Merchant Marine, under the Ministry of Equipment, Transport, Logistics and de l’Eau, has undertaken numerous initiatives with transport companies operating on maritime lines with Europe, with the aim of increasing the supply capacity, diversifying the ports of embarkation and charging prices. reasonable for travelers.
To this end, the reference prices for return tickets, with car, have been reduced to 995 Euros for a family of 4 people for long-haul lines and to 450 Euros for medium-haul lines, specifies the ministry in a press release, noting that these terms will be detailed and made known to the public shortly.
In the same context, adds the same source, discussions are underway with the Portuguese authorities with the objective of making the port of Portimao in Portugal a port of embarkation, by opening new maritime lines from this port to the port of Tangier Med.
These lines will be added to those of France and Italy already scheduled for this year, with an initial capacity of 20,000 passengers and 5,000 vehicles per week, as well as the mobilization of an additional ship on the Marseille – Tanger Med lines and Genoa – Tangier Med, with a capacity of 4,000 passengers and 1,000 vehicles per week, it is recalled. Thus, the total capacity will amount to approximately 48,000 passengers and more than 15,000 vehicles per week, which will cover the planned transit phase, from June 15 to September 15, 2021, with approximately 650,000 passengers and 180,000 vehicles.
In addition, the Merchant Marine Directorate will continue its contacts with shipping companies to encourage them to increase the number of rotations and thus increase transit capacity, to meet demand during this period, taking into account the technical provisions. and procedural aspects of ports and ships, concludes the press release.