By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 29 September 2014:
With more Libyans trying to return home and flights between Tunisia and some Libyan . . .[restrict]airports still not operating, efforts are being made to open new ferry services between the two countries.
Solidarity News Agency has reported that Misrata Port management is working to establish a ferry link between Misrata and Tunisia in order to help those “trapped” in Tunisia to return.
There have been a number of develop ferry services in and out of Libya over the past year but without much success.
Last month, the Tunisian Ministers of Transport and Tourism met Ikram Imam, the former Libyan Minister of Tourism, (there is no tourism minister in Abdullah Al-Thinni’s new slim-line government) to discuss opening a new ferry service between Sfax and Tripoli. The Tunisia Transport minister, however, insisted that all details relating to its organisation and administration needed to be worked out before the route opened.
Last year, the Tunisian shipping company CTN started a ro-ro freight service between Rades, outside Tunis, and Khoms. It however, proved unprofitable despite the fact that the road between Tripoli and the Ras Jedir border crossing is often closed and can be dangerous. [/restrict]