Setting up a commercial or industrial presence in Algeria
Starting a business in Algeria, wether it is trade or industry, is not to be improvised First, the study of the market is a condition to any investment. It has to be precise and exhaustive, in order to protect the financial backers as much as possible. Second, we help you at all stages of your investment such as searching for a suitable local partner, approvals to take benefit from tax exemptions, administrative authorisations (such as classified facilities), application procedures for trade registration, and finally site search to establish your project. The objective of such a mission is, for Atlas Development, to enable you to make decisions with full knowledge of the facts and without wasting time.
Among these ports, we can decide which is the most appropriate for your loading and unloading operations.
Our experience in this field allow us to provide you with all the necessary data for a better understanding of theses ports.
Starting from the number of quays, to their length, the water draught practised for each of these ports, as well as the lifting and handling equipment ( Gantry, car or Gottwald cranes, fork-lift trucks, with or without spreader, RO/RO tractors, mechanical diggers, hauling and storing capacities, bascule bridge, etc.), we can help you determine what means are at your disposal and their best use, as well as the cost induced.
Algeria is endowed with 10 commercial ports equally distributed along the whole coastline.
Whether you use your own chartered ships or regular commercial lines, we can help you better comprehend the tariff structures of ports and negotiate in case of need. DRanging from the services for ships (piloting, towing, and use of port area and various services), to the tariffs of handling and docking services, to the charges for using the port premises, we put every means at your disposal for a clearer view of your interests.
Whether you use your own chartered ships or regular commercial lines
Numerous commercial lines connect Algeria to the rest of the world. We will help to get into relation with their agents in order to discuss the terms and tariffs applied.
Numerous commercial lines connect Algeria
Whether it is for organizing your transport, storing, forwarding of goods or implementing and coordinating transport with sub-contractors, or even customs clearing of your goods, we help you select the best agent, from over 2,000 ones, a certain number of whom have undergone administrative suspension and even definitive suspension.
Transit agents & customs agents
we help you select the best
The Algerian road network is one of the most dense of the continent. About 110,000 Km of roads, ¾ of which are tarred, run across Algeria. In the course of 2010, a 1,216 Km highway has been completed. It crosses Algeria from east to west, from the Tunisian to the Moroccan borders. With a few exceptions, the vast majority of road transporters do not own more than one or two lorries. When loading or unloading important volumes of goods, the transport agent or the transit agent help gather a sufficient fleet of lorries in order to carry out the mission within reasonable time-limits. We will help you determine precisely the induced costs of this sort of transport by putting you into relation with the locally acknowledged professionals.
Whether for special transports (off template) or specialized transports (liquid, solid, bulk, etc.), we allow you to meet the main market actors and help you negotiate their services.
Special transports (off template) or specialized transports
About 4,600 Km of existing railways, added to them 855 Km of modernizing of existing railways, 430 Km of railway doubling, 600 Km of railways on high plateaus, 800 Km for the south loop project serving in particular the mega fields of Gara Djebilet metallic ore, 828 Km of other railways under construction and 1,400 Km of planned railways.
A wide range of wagons is available at the SNTF and its subsidiary companies, such as covered wagons, tip-carts, flat, coil-carrier, with cavity, tankers, cement wagons, phosphate wagons…
In collaboration with all the public and private structures connected to the rail, we help you determine the best equipment at the best cost for the forwarding of your goods/raw material.
Whether a public or private land, for purchase or as concession, we determine with you the specifications along with the constraints allowing to look for an appropriate site for your investment project. On this ground, and through our networks of institutional and private partners, we check the legal quality of the lands and obtain the cadastral maps allowing us to determine precisely the limits of the site chosen or to be examined. We put these elements under perspective by juxtaposing them on a satellite image such as Google Earth in order to comprehend the environment from a logistical as well as an energetic view point.
Before launching an expensive topographic survey, we call upon our local partners tools allowing us to obtain the 2D and 3D topography of the site (levels curve) and thus be able to calculate the cost of clearing and filling of the selected site. For so doing, we use the altimetric metadata of spatial programmes such as SRTM or Landsat 7.
Whenever necessary we call upon our highly-experienced geology-engineering partners to help you understand the geological structure of the selected site, either by a global and historical approach, or by coring, or even by a detailed study through implantation of piezoelectric sensors on the long run which allow a monitoring of the ground water.
By working hand in hand with our expert partners in geology and the various State offices in charge of water resources, we determine the water-related risks (areas liable to flooding, etc.), the possibility of collecting water for industrial use and the various authorizations to be obtained, as well as the environment evaluation (a first approach before impact analysis), such as protected areas (like damp areas under the protection of RAMSAR Convention, etc.).
By experience, a plant growing on land often says more than an expensive study. For example, the halophytic plants (of the genus Salicornia genus, see photo), clearly indicates a high salinity ground, with the extra cost in terms of infrastructure, that this can generate. A rapid surface study allows a taxonomic identification of the flora and draws the consequences in the industrial field.
The first step, when researching and locating industrial sites, is the proximity of energies (gas and electricity).
With our institutional partners as well as our practical experience in the field, we identify supply distances and connection costs for you.