RABAT, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Morocco has consolidated its position as Africa's best-connected maritime hub, local media reported Thursday.
Morocco has improved its performance with a level of maritime connectivity of 71.5, compared to less than 70 in 2017, the Moroccan daily Le Matin reported, citing the UN Conference on Trade and Development's Review of Maritime Transport 2018.
Morocco was followed by Egypt with a grade of 70.3 and South Africa 40.1.
Worldwide, China remains the trading nation best connected to others by sea in 2018 with a score of 187.8.
Maritime transport is the backbone of international trade and the global economy.