Militzer & Münch opens terminal in Tangier
St. Gallen / Tangier, 20 April 2016. Growth in the Maghreb region: Today, Militzer & Münch inaugurates a new customs terminal in Tangier, Morocco. With the 10,000 square meter facility, Militzer & Münch meets the rising demand for logistics services in the region. Tangier is regarded as a hub between Europe and Africa; the port city has turned into an interesting investment location owing to growing trade between the continents.
According to the Bloomberg Innovation Index 2016, Morocco is one of the most innovative countries in North Africa and the Middle East. Last year, especially the
export business in the automotive sector showed good development with an increase of 20 percent. The new Militzer & Münch terminal is situated at the border of Tanger Free Zone, about 60 kilometers from Tanger Med Port. 30 ports in 20 countries are at this time connected to Tanger Med.
“We chose Tangier, as the North of Morocco has great potential for economic development and there’s big demand among customers”, says Dr. Lothar Thoma, CEO M&M Militzer & Münch International Holding AG. “The region is booming. Many of our customers from the automotive and aircraft sector have their production plants there. The terminal in Tangier is an important step towards meeting the rising demand for logistics services.”
The new terminal offers a covered area of 5,000 square meters that can be used for storage. Customers profit from the increase in capacity and faster customs clearance. “We have at our disposal here our own bonded warehouse with a designated area for import and export customs clearance”, says Olivier Antoniotti, Managing Director M&M Militzer & Münch Maroc. “That Spedimex Tanger, an affiliate of M&M Maroc, settles at this new location is another advantage, as the Spedimex core competence is customs clearance.”
For 30 years, Militzer & Münch has been active in Morocco. In the past years, Militzer & Münch boosted the development of its Moroccan unit with strategic investments. Apart from the new terminal in Tangier, Militzer & Münch operates three branch offices in Morocco, two in the Casablanca region and a liaison office at Tanger Med Port.
In total, Militzer & Münch Maroc now has 42,000 square meters of space, a staff of 90 works for Militzer & Münch Maroc. “Our locations at the country’s busiest trade zones allow us to organize the goods flows in a perfect way and to offer fast logistic handling”, Antoniotti says. “Besides industrial freight and textile transport by road, air and sea, we believe there’s huge potential also in the automotive and aircraft industries as well as the plastics and electronics sectors.” At this time, M&M Maroc handles 20 groupage transports per week in import and export; with the trucks coming mainly from France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Portugal, Turkey, England, and Belgium.
M&M Militzer & Münch at a glance
The Militzer & Münch Group employs a staff of about 2,000 at 100 locations in over 25 countries. Strategic partnerships in numerous other countries complete the dense network. Militzer & Münch offers worldwide air and sea freight services as well as road and rail transports and project logistics along the East-West axis in Eurasia and North Africa. The Group operates with a dense network of branch offices in Eastern Europe, the CIS, the Middle East and the Far East as well as in the Maghreb countries. The head office of the company that goes back to 1880 is in Sankt Gallen, Switzerland.