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New marine transport route with Tunisia
Part of inclusive cooperation agreement
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A new maritime transportation route was launched between Tunisia and Lebanon. The route will go from Tunisia to Libya and from there to Egypt’s Alexandria. It will then be routed to the Port of Tripoli, Lebanon.

Abdul Hafiz Al Qaisi, General Director of the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation, said: “The route will first be tested to study the economic prospects it holds.” He said the route will not cost the government or cargo companies as the already used vessels can be used for the route.

The establishment of a transport route is part of an agreement signed between the two countries in the field of maritime cooperation. The agreement facilitates the entrance and operation of Tunisian vessels in local ports. It also addresses issues such as maritime safety and environment. Another agreement signed with Tunisia allows local maritime crew to work aboard Tunisian ships and vice versa.

According to Al Qaisi, the route will be used by passenger and cargo vessels.


Reported by Yassmine Alieh
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Date Posted: Mar 04, 2013