The port of Laayoune has just been equipped with a new generation strap lift with a capacity of 250
tons for an amount of 8 million Dirhams as part of the strategy of the National Ports Agency aimed at
promoting and encouraging private investment in the port sector, in particular the development of
This investment concluded by the company "ATELIER NAVAL DU SUD" as part of a concession
agreement for the development, equipment and operation of the Laayoune shipyard, is also part of
the "Master Plan for the development of port infrastructure dedicated to the shipbuilding industry by
2030" announced in 2016 by the Ministry of Equipment, Transport and Logistics, particularly the axis
linked to the upgrading of existing infrastructure.
Admittedly, the opening of the Laayoune shipyard to operation next month confirms the ANP's firm
intention to provide the ports of the southern region with a naval infrastructure that meets world
standards, making it possible to meet the internal demand requested by fishing shipowners and to
increase the number of jobs in the ship repair industry (carpentry, welding, painting, electricity,
mechanics, etc.) at regional level.