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Morocco Leads Africa in Maritime Connectivity

Rabat – Morocco tops the list of African countries with maritime connections.According to its 2018 report, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) lists Morocco ahead of Egypt (2nd), South Africa (3rd), Djibouti (4th), and Togo (5th).Morocco also ranks second in the Arab world with 71.5 out of 188 points, behind the UAE. The kingdom owes its position to the number of conventions it has signed to improve its maritime connectivity.Last year, Morocco consolidated its position with a grade of 67, up from less than 10 in 2007.The 2017 report attributed the sharp increase to Morocco’s Tangier Med Port, which attracts international container vessels.Maritime transport is considered the backbone of international trade. Morocco’s Tangier Med Port has served as a productive North African hub.The port said in July that it has achieved a 7 percent increase in container traffic for the first half of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017.With two terminals, the port processed 1,668,566 20-foot equivalent units (TEU) from January to the end of June 2018.The port’s two vehicle terminals handled 252,194 cars during the first six months of 2018, representing an increase of 18 percent compared to the first half of 2017. read more

Finalists announced for Dean of Goodman School of Business

The Advisory Committee is pleased to announce the names of the shortlisted candidates for the position of Dean, Goodman School of Business:Barry Wright, Brock UniversityAndrew Gaudes, University of ReginaSylvie Albert, University of WinnipegFazley Siddiq, University of New Brunswick, Saint JohnThe candidates have been invited to meet with the Advisory Committee as well as with Brock’s senior administration, faculty, staff and students. Candidates will be making public presentations to the Brock community on the following dates:Barry Wright – Friday, Jan. 20, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in room Plaza 600FAndrew Gaudes – Monday, Jan. 23, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in room TH253Sylvie Albert – Wednesday, Jan. 25, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in room TH253Fazley Siddiq, Monday, Jan. 30, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in room Plaza 600FThe applicants’ CVs can be found at the website of the Office of the Provost and VP Academic. Members of the Brock community are encouraged to attend the presentations, and are also invited to make written submissions with respect to the suitability of each candidate. Anonymous submissions will not be accepted. Submissions will be confidential to the Advisory Committee.Submissions can be sent to Thomas Dunk, Chair of Advisory Committee, Schmon Tower, or emailed to [email protected], re: Dean, Goodman School of Business. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 6.For further information, please contact Patricia Mosca at [email protected] (ext.6437). read more