The Centre for Transportation Studies for the Western Mediterranean (CETMO) and the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed) have jointly published a Policy Study entitled “Towards Enhanced Connectivity and Sustainability in the Mediterranean Transport and Logistics Sector”

Within the framework of the work programme of the Group of Transport Ministers of the Western Mediterranean (GTMO 5+5) for the Maltese presidency, the CETMO, as technical secretariat of the group, has carried out the diagnosis “Maritime connectivity in the Western Mediterranean”.

On 6 September 2022, the inaugural meeting of the International Transport Infrastructure Observatory (ITIO) was held in the framework of the 35th annual session of the Working Party on Transport Trends and Economics (WP5) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

The first steering committee meeting of the Action Plan for the Trans-Maghreb Multimodal Corridor (TMC) took place on 31 May 2022 with the participation of representatives of the Ministries of Transport and Public Works from Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, as well as representatives of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and CETMO

On 24 March 2022, CETMO held, with the contribution of the Islamic Development Bank, the Digitalization of Transport Observatory’s Annual Conference, whose work is supported by the Spanish Ministerio de Transportes, Movilidad y Agenda Urbana

The 10th Conference of Transport Ministers of the Western Mediterranean took place on 6 October 2021 within the framework of the GTMO 5+5. This meeting meant the change of presidency of the group from Mauritania to Malta and the definition of the guidelines for the work of the new presidency.

The magnitude of the impact of COVID-19 was evident from the beginning, when home confinements of population, closure of borders, interruption of value chains, definition of priority freight corridors for essential goods and cancellation of flights and cruises took place. With this perspective, CETMO and IEMed launched the initiative “Mediterranean transport and logistics in a post-COVID 19 era: prospects and opportunities”.

The 10th Conference of Transport Ministers of the Western Mediterranean countries took place on 6th October 2021 within the framework of the activities of the GTMO 5+5.

CETMO and ACI Africa signed a memorandum of understanding to boost Maghreb airports, to improve the regional integration of transport in North Africa.

Read more about CETMO’s contribution to the webinar “Impacts of the COVID -19 pandemic on Ports and Maritime Transport in the Mediterranean”.