MOROCCO, DECATHLON OPENS LOGISTICS CENTER
The logistics sector of Tangier continues to attract foreign investors: after multinational Adidas and 3M, this time turn on French Decathlon Group, specializing in sporting goods, to undertake the management of warehouses for the handling of its products. By the end of 2016, in fact, Decathlon will carry out its logistics in the area dedicated to the Tanger Med port, called MedHub. It’s provided the use of an area of over 20,000 square meters of warehouses, which will be the logistics center of Decathlon in Tangier. It’ll be the second largest one in the world, after that of Singapore, which handles all the merchandise destined for Asian markets. Through the platform of Tangier, which initially will occupy 160 employees, Decathlon send their products to the markets of the Mediterranean and West Africa. As revealed by the Spanish press agency EFE, Decathlon would have selected between Tangiers ten alternative locations, but chose the Moroccan city thanks to the stability of the country, the number of ferry connections and the proximity of the logistics area at the cargo port. In the near future, Decathlon will assess the opening of another of identical size warehouse in an adjacent land.