Bookings on Marseille-Zarzis maritime line to open end March 2017 (CTN commercial director) | Tunisia News Gazette

Bookings on Marseille-Zarzis maritime line to open end March 2017 (CTN commercial director)

“Booking on the Marseille-Zarzis maritime route would open towards the end of March,” commercial director of the Tunisian Shipping Company (CTN) Samir Themouni said Saturday an information day on the opening of the Marseilles-Zarzis maritime line, organised by the Consulate General of Tunisia in Massy (department of Essonne).

The official added that steps are underway to start trips on this shipping line in early July 2017. “The company is committed to opening this line in the summer of 2017, “He insisted.

In a statement to Tap, Samir Themouni said “the Marseille-Zarzis line would likely be opened before that date.” “It is according to the needs of Tunisians in France,” noted the commercial director of the CTN.

He added: “an international call for tender has been launched to lease the boat that will transport passengers and we estimate the opening of reservations towards the end of March and even before”.

Tunisia’s ambassador to France, Abdelaziz Rassaa pointed out that the Marseille-Zarzis maritime line is part of the rapprochement of services to citizens. “I think this is an important element that will, among others, develop economic relations between Tunisia and France,” he told TAP.

Consul General of Tunisia in Paris, Ali Chalali noted that the new line will be a portal to Africa and that it will open new economic opportunities for Tunisia.

For her part, Advisor to the President of the Republic, responsible for relations with civil society and social issues, Saida Garrach told TAP “the new Marseille-Zarzis maritime line will make a qualitative change in the services provided for travellers and boost economic activity at the port of Zarzis “.

A call was launched by the participants of the information day to open the Marseille-Zarzis maritime line as soon as possible. They also urged the officials to ensure that this line is regular, while applying reasonable prices within the reach of the Tunisians in France.

Source: TAP news Agency

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