October 7, 2016

Rabat, January 13, 2016: in the Ministry’s headquarters in Rabat, Mr. Minister in charge of Equipment, Transportation, and Logistics chaired a meeting of the Steering Committee for the Structuring of Urban Logistics in Morocco. The meeting was devoted to the presentation and the exchange of ideas about the results of the study, the strategy proposed for the structuring of urban logistics in Morocco, and its implementation in the city of Casablanca.

The project, which is aimed to structure urban logistics in Morocco, was launched by the Moroccan Agency for the Development of Logistics (AMDL), in the framework of the contract covering the application of the national logistics strategy. It will be recalled that the contract, which aims at improving the logistical chain and the flow of domestic distribution, was signed under the Presidency of His Majesty, King Mohammed VI (May Allah lend him support) on May 13, 2014.

On the basis of a diagnostic of the organization and the current operation of urban logistics in Morocco, and through the conduct of a series of surveys covering a wide and representative cross-section of national and local, public and private, actors, a national map for the structuring of urban logistics has been drawn, along with a plan of actions aimed at shoring up optimized logistical practices within Moroccan cities, at setting up adapted infrastructures and equipment, and at stimulating a lasting development dynamics.

The action plan consists of a set of projects related, among other things, to the organization of traffic and parking of transportation vehicles in cities; the structuring of urban logistics actors; and the optimization of the offer in urban logistical infrastructures

This action plan is broken down into concrete projects which will materialize in the city of Casablanca, in a first phase, before being replicated in other cities having a notable urban logistical stake.

The meeting was attended by the following: AMDL’s General Manager, the Vice-President of the Casablanca Urban Commune, the General Manager of the Casa Transport, the General Manager of Casablanca Development, the President of the Logistical Commission within CGEM, the Vice-President of the Transportation Federation, as well as the representatives of the ministerial departments and public establishments concerned.

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