• Transport

    OBG examines all aspects of local transport infrastructure, including sea, air and land. Our analysis within the transport sector reviews the major projects under way and planned, such as airport expansions, port plans, public transit systems, road construction and rail networks.
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Becoming a maritime hub on the Mediterranean Sea is a key priority for Algeria, as it competes with Southern Europe’s main ports – namely, Valencia and Algeciras in Spain, and Gioia Tauro in Italy – and especially with Morocco’s Tanger Med port. To do so, the government is allocating funds to construct a deepwater port to ensure sufficient...

 

What is the key to success for joint ventures between foreign companies and public entities?

 

Customs procedures in Algeria are often associated with high storage costs and bureaucratic constraints that affect distribution, leading to underperformance. Whereas the country possesses 11 commercial ports along its 1200-km coastline, most of them lack storage capacity, and face infrastructural and equipment deficiencies that make them...

 

The rapid rate at which urban areas in Algeria are developing has led to road congestion and growing transport demands. To tackle challenges constraining traffic flow in cities, the government has invested in urban transport solutions over the years. The country launched the region’s first metro line in Algiers in 2011, installed tramways and...

 

In what ways has maritime shipping in the Mediterranean Sea evolved in recent years?

Chapter | Transport from The Report: Algeria 2017

Meeting the demand for transport infrastructure in Africa’s largest country is a priority for the government. The current five-year development plan includes a major sector reconfiguration programme that allocates around €6.9bn to the upgrade, extension and construction of strategic segments, primarily maritime and rail. Traffic congestion and overdependence on road transport, inefficiencies...