The Ministry of Transport and Logistics has made arrangements to enhance public services for the Moroccan community during their return to the country, amid the “Marhaba 2023” crossing operation.
A total of 33 vessels from 9 companies will operate on maritime routes connecting Moroccan ports with Spain, France, and Italy. These vessels will facilitate 538 weekly trips, with a maximum capacity of 500,000 passengers and 136,000 vehicles.
The selected vessels undergo comprehensive inspections by a maritime committee to ensure compliance with safety, security, environmental, and working condition standards.
The fleet allocated for the operation will provide a total of 8,070 trips, transporting 7.5 million passengers and 2 million vehicles.
The readiness of European connecting ports is being evaluated through coordination meetings and visits.
The ministry will reintroduce the pre-booking system for tickets on all crossing lines, aiming to facilitate smoother movement between Moroccan and Spanish shores during peak periods.
A dedicated website will offer information and a questionnaire to assess community satisfaction.
Additionally, a crisis management unit will be established at the connecting ports to ensure the safe return of Moroccans to their homeland.