Logistics: Dachser enhances presence in Morocco to meet growing demand
The Dachser group, which provides transport, warehousing and other services, has opened earlier this April a new warehouse in Morocco’s Tanger-Med port complex, the leading container port in the Mediterranean region and Africa.
The global logistics leader has decided to expand its network in Morocco due to a growing demand among its customers. The 5,500 sq-m new warehouse can accommodate more than 7,000 pallets, offering customers across all industries storage solutions with better connections and optimum transit times.
“The launch of this new site supports the development of our business. It allows us to enhance our logistical capabilities to respond to growing demand from our customers”, Mathieu Brouard, Sales Manager of Dachser- Morocco said.
“This new site will boost development in a region that is already experiencing the benefits of a solid industrial fabric”, he added.
According to latest data, Morocco’s transport and logistics sector contributes about 4 pc to GDP and provides jobs to more than 1 million people.
The modernization of the country’s transportation and logistics infrastructure has been the key economic growth driver in recent years. The construction of new highways, the expansion of the rail network and the development of logistic and industrial zones led to a sharp rise in the number of companies operating in the transport and logistics business in the Kingdom.
As the country develops and urban areas expand, the interconnectivity of economic centers and efficient connections to the rest of the world will be paramount to supporting the growth of other sectors, such as agriculture, manufacturing and tourism. While the transportation and logistics sector continues to grow in value and volume, efficiency remains an issue, and local players continue to face relatively high operational costs.
Increasing public investments in the country’s infrastructure has contributed to the expansion of the domestic transport and logistics sector.
The construction of 1,800 km of new expressways, expansion of the rail network, and the development of logistic and industrial zones led to a sharp rise in the number of companies active in the transport and logistics business.