Mediterranean Motorways of the Sea – Maritime transport connections

Project Duration
2007 - 2013
€ 9 million

Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Syria *
  • Tunisia

Brief Description

Promotes the Motorways of the Sea concept and the creation of better maritime transport connections in the Mediterranean through support to Ministries, port authorities, customs and relevant private sector stakeholders
Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey

Actions in brief

  • Promotes the MoS concept and fosters the development of transport intermodality;
  • Implements pilot projects, West-Med and East-Med, to improve the efficiency, regularity and reliability of maritime transport axes and schemes, and increase the use of maritime routes;
  • Follows up the implementation of the RTAP Road Map and carries out impact assessment;
  • Sets up stakeholders’ groups committed to the concept and projects and increases the visibility of MoS and model building;
  • Facilitates awareness-raising, the exchange of best practices and training.



Environment & Climate change