The Business Year


PUBLISHED March 2022


News, interviews, and analysis from across Morocco’s PortNet ecosystem.

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PortNet provides digital communication and integration between economic operators and suppliers of both public and private services, with the objective of improving the indicators of efficiency, agility, and ease of operation in the area of import and export of goods. Created in 2009 as a pioneer project in the Moroccan Ministry of Transport with the Moroccan National Ports Agency (ANP), over the last decade PortNet was early to adopt an approach and attitude to drive the digitalization of Morocco’s logistics sector. Its efforts culminated in the creation of an innovative digital tool that has been key to continually modernizing Morocco’s logistics sector—the Single Window.

The vision of creating value and accelerating digital transformation has led to the creation of an entire ecosystem, one that is represented within this 17-page report. With representatives from the banking sector, maritime authorities international, and Moroccan shipping agents, port operators, and more, TBY brings insights from across the ecosystem that lays out the recent challenges and the opportunities on the horizon.

The report contains interviews with:

Nadia Laraki, General Manager, National Ports Agency (ANP)
Youssef Ahouzi, Director General & Acting CEO, PortNet S.A
Saïd Maghraoui Hassani, Director of Defense and Trade Regulations, Ministry of Industry and Trade
Hassan Sentissi, President, ASMEX
Hicham Mellakh, President, Logistics Competitiveness Commission, CGEM
Abdelaziz Mantrach, President, Professional Association of Maritime Agents, Consignees, and Ship Brokers Chartering of Morocco (APRAM)
Rachid Tahri, President, Association of Freight Forwarding of Morocco (AFFM)
Rachid Kamal, Executive Director – Group Services and Processing, Attijariwafa Bank
Noureddine Lahmamssi, President, Association of Authorized Customs Brokers in Morocco (ATADM)
Isidore Biyiha, President, African Alliance for Electronic Commerce (AAEC)
Hans Rook, Chairman, International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA)