Misrata port

Tunisian authorities officially announced the launching of a sea line linking its ports to the ports of Libya in the eastern region, along with Spain and Morocco in the west, scheduled to open next March to be a main route for importation and exportation operations.

Tunis Afrique Presse said that the economic scene in Sfax, especially in the field of export and supply, will be strengthened next March with the establishment of a new regular sea line to transport containers from the commercial port of Sfax toward Morocco, Spain and Libya.

The agency cited the approved maritime agent for the line, Malek Al-Alawi, as saying that all administrative and logistical arrangements are in their final stages, announcing that the official opening of this line will take place next March.

It added that, in addition to competitive prices, this line is characterized by the short duration of the ship’s journey to reach these destinations, with two flights available per month starting from Sfax.

In February 2023, the Libyan authorities reactivated the sea line between Tunisia and Libya, which had been suspended for 11 years. The line included the Al-Shaab marine station for transporting passengers and the first sea line between the Al-Shaab station in Tripoli to the Zarzis region in southern Tunisia.

It is noteworthy that the volume of trade exchange between the two countries witnessed a positive development of 10.8% between the years 2022 and 2023, as it increased from $972 million to $1,077 million.