New direct shipping line serving Tunisia, Senegal and Ghana to be inaugurated shortly | Tunisia News Gazette

New direct shipping line serving Tunisia, Senegal and Ghana to be inaugurated shortly

Tunisia is preparing to inaugurate in the coming months a direct shipping line serving the ports of Gabes or Sfax, Dakar (Senegal), Abidjan (Ivory Coast) and Tema (Ghana).

According to the Transport Ministry, this shipping service will help Tunisian enterprises have regular access to the African market.

The number of routes will be determined according to the investors’ demands.

Negotiations are underway between the Tunisian Navigation Company (CTN) and the relevant ministries to guarantee financial coverage to the company in case of no return.

As part of the government’s strategy to reinforce bilateral trade agreements, Tunisia will sign in 2018, an agreement with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) which brings together 19 countries (500 million inhabitants).

Similarly, studies are being conducted to launch a new commercial shipping line serving Tunisia, Jordan and the Gulf countries, including Saudi Arabia.

Source: TAP News Agency

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