A new maritime route is being forged between the Canary Islands and Morocco in a hid to strengthen trade relations.
It is understood that the route between Tenerife and Agadir will be launched imminently for the transport of goods and passengers. The development is believed to have been informed by a study carried out three years ago in the Port Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
The news was revealed during a visit to Morocco by Carlos Alson, president of the Tenerife Island Council and Tenerife’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Delia Herrera, who had travelled to North Africa to reinforce the friendly relationship between the Canary Islands and Morocco.
The city of Agadir has collaborated with Tenerife on many sector projects and Alonso is confident the new route will strengthen the islands’ relations with Morocco.
Authorities are yet to reveal the type and conditions on the new trade agreement in terms of vessels and goods. The new maritime route will add a third connection between Tenerife and Morocco, on top of two air routes, operated by Royal Air Maroc and Binter, which serves Tenerife from Casablanca and Agadir.