This chapter includes the following articles.
Large public investment in Morocco’s physical infrastructure in recent years has contributed to the expansion of domestic transport and logistics. The construction of 1800 km of new expressways, expansion of the rail network, and development of logistics and industrial zones has led to a sharp increase in the number of active companies in transport and logistics. Currently, the sector directly contributes €3.6bn, or 4%, to the country’s GDP, and provides jobs to some 1m people. However, in order to secure growth going forward, more needs to be done to facilitate private investment, which remains low. Although the number of projects under way indicates that the kingdom’s transport sector will see strong growth over the coming years, there are various issues which could potentially impact its performance. This chapter contains an interview with Hartmut Goeritz, CEO, APM Terminals Tangier.