Rabat – The UAE-based freight and logistics chain, Emirates Logistics, along with Adidas have inaugurated their 13,000 square meters logistics center at the Tanger Med port facility, according to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).
The project, “Emirates for Supply Services,” is worth MAD 100 million. The facility plans to receive about 5 million Adidas products in 2018, as well as 30,000 product references from more than 20 countries (60 percent of the warehouse capacity). Emirates Logistics is part of the UAE’s Sharaf Group.
Abdelkader Amara, Morocco’s Minister of Logistics and Transport said that the inauguration of this logistic platform underscores the trust placed in the port facility complex near Tangier by international operators and logistics companies. Amara said that Tanger Med is ranked among the top 50 ports in the world, owing to the efforts undertaken by its workers and leadership
Amara said that the port’s operators are seeking to make the hub one of the 20 best ports in the world.
The minister added that the new logistics center, which will be mainly in charge of exporting Adidas items, is in addition to the larger logistics system of Tanger Med’s platform that has attracted several multinational firms in recent years.
The newly inaugurated facility is seeking to create 370 long-term job opportunities, according to MAP.
Salah Ibrahim, executive director of the Sharaf Group said that the choice of Tanger Med to house the regional logistics platform is motivated by its strategic position between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean. According to Ibrahim, the Tanger Med port facility is one of the most important industrial centers in North Africa.
Fouad Brini, Chairman for the Supervisory Board of the Tangier-Mediterranean Special Agency said that the impressive results achieved by the port facility confirmed King Mohammed VI’s leadership on development issues, which is aimed at enabling Morocco to acquire large logistics platforms on the Strait of Gibraltar.