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Ro-Ro sinks and swims in the Mediterranean - 05/23/2014 - Mathieu Bouchard

A contrasting picture for trans-Mediterranean Ro-Ro. East-west routes are developing positively but traffic between Europe and North Africa is decreasing.

Marseille-Tangier: «Maybe next autumn» - 05/23/2014 - Mathieu Bouchard

Marc Grolleau, CEO of Transcargo, which operates in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, and chairman of the AFTRI (French International Road Transport Association), is fighting for the creation of a Ro-Ro link between Marseille and the Moroccan port of Tangier, a project that for him “spells the future”.

Profitability of Ro-Ro lines declines in Algeria - 05/23/2014 - Amal Belkessam, ALGIERS

Foreign shipowners complain about dire waiting times in the port of Mostaganem, which has led to a significant fall in cargo volumes imported by Ro-Ro. Even though the average wait at the port of Oran is 4 hours, the specialisation of Algerian ports is a problem for foreign operators.

LoLo or Ro-Ro: A Strategic choice - 05/22/2014 - Francis Mateo, BARCELONA

Julio Martínez Alarcón has coordinated a comparative study of Ro-Ro (roll on/roll off) and LoLo (lift on/lift off) operating systems. The exhaustive study was carried out for FEPORTS (Port Institute for Studies and Cooperation in the Valencian Region). The report was produced with the support of the European Community as part of the Terconmed project.
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