Shipping Law no. 17 of 2008 mandates the development of a National Port Master Plan (NPMP). The Plan establishes the policy framework to facilitate achievement of the vision. It also sets forth the requirements for a rationalised approach to port development. The Plan, encompassed in this document, presents cargo forecasts, port development requirements in the coming years, investment costs, and financing constraints and strategies, with the final chapter laying out the actions needed to facilitate port modernisation and its integration in both economic development and national transport system frameworks.