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The Feasibility of Establishing A Network of Logistic Platforms in the MEDA Region

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Project
The Feasibility of Establishing A Network of Logistic Platforms in the MEDA Region
Client
The European Investment Bank
Associated Firm
CATRAM (France) and TEAM Maroc (Morocco)
Location
MEDA Region: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, and Turkey.
Type
Engineering
Sectors
Transportation & Highway
Date
June 2006 – August 2007
Project Details

Narrative Description of Project:

The study involves a pre-feasibility study for establishing a network of logistic platforms, at least one in each of the countries of the Southern Mediterranean connected through EDI with similar in the Northern MEDA region, with the purpose of improving the flow of goods and improving trade efficiency.

Detailed Description of Actual Services Provided: The services started with a desk study which involved acquisition of trade data and information on logistic services and governing rules and regulations. This was followed by visits to each of the countries by a team of multi-disciplinary experts who met with government officials, private sector firms providing freight and logistic services. Site visits were also made to ports, railroad, and logistic facilities. Existing logistic platforms were visited. Sites for possible development as logistic platforms were assessed. Potentially feasible projects will be subjected to economic and financial evaluations. Promising projects stand to receive a financing support from EIB up to 50% of the initial investment.