By Aimen Eljali.
Tripoli, 28 December 2013:
Jordanian vessels are to begin a regular service bringing motor vehicles from Aqaba to Benghazi. It . . .[restrict]is expected that a ship will be arriving every ten days with around 600 cars and trucks.
The director general of the Aqaba Ports Corporation has said that he hopes the new link “will play a significant role in developing Aqaba as a logistics and services hub for the Libyan reconstruction efforts, and consequently have a positive effect on Jordan’s economy.”
The shipping of motor vehicles from Jordan to Libya is not new. In March this year a consignment of 597 vehicles loaded in Aqaba on board the Ukrainian-owned MV Faina bound for Benghazi ended up in the Ukraine. As a result the MV Etel a sister ship operated by the same Tomex Team shipping company was detained in Benghazi in August for six weeks.