Commissioning of a new commercial shipping line Algeria-Senegal

Algeria launched last Sunday, July 31, a new shipping line Algiers-Dakar, extending the Algiers-Nouakchott line already existing since late February, in order to strengthen trade links with both countries and conquer the West African market.

The launching ceremony at the port of Algiers was attended by the Ambassador of the Republic of Senegal in Algeria, Serigne Dieye and several personalities of the maritime sector in Algeria: the CEO of the Algerian Maritime Transport Group (GATMA) Nadia Rabia, the Director General of the Algerian National Company of Navigation of the Mediterranean (CNAN-Med) Noureddine Koudil and the CEO of the port of Djen-Djen Abdeslem Bouab.

According to the CEO of the port DjenDjen, the monthly connections of this shipping line will be provided by the ship “Gouraya” which for its first crossing scheduled for next September, was loaded with more than 85% of its capacity, or more than 7,000 tons of ferrous materials, cement, ceramics and paper products.

The launch of the line is part of “cooperation and strengthening of commercial ties between Algeria and Senegal and is in accordance with the instructions of the high authorities of the country,” said CEO GATMA.