The ports of Béjaïa and Skikda participated in the 1st Mediterranean Ports Forum that took place on 29 and 30 November 2016 at the "Villa Méditerranée" in Marseille and which was organized by IntermedGateways, in cooperation with the secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean.

This major event, called the Medports Forum, which gathered more than 80 people, representing the port authorities of 25 Euro-Mediterranean ports and specialists in that sector. Its main objectives are the cooperation and development of activity in the Mediterranean which is considered as the strategic node of all maritime routes.

This meeting was an exchange of ideas and experiences in logistics and maritime transport and to launch a reflection on the project to create an organization that will work for the promotion of the ports of the Mediterranean.

The ambition being to make the Mediterranean the future stronghold of world trade, the creation of this alliance between the actors of the European countries, Middle Eastern and African shores is the sine qua none condition to claim in particular to compete with the ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam.