Abstract: Port efficiency is important for trade facilitation because ports are the main entry and exit points for international trade. In volume terms, nearly 80 per cent of world merchandise transits by sea. For many developing countries, this figure surpasses 90 per cent. Port efficiency therefore has a direct impact on the ability of a country to participate in international trade. It follows that ports serving developing countries must operate efficiently for them to integrate into the world economy effectively. As ports are among the oldest forms of transport infrastructure which have remained in continuous use, and have been a vital part in the social and economic growth of regions, it is necessary to consider, at least briefly, the operational development of one of the Algerian ports in order to understand many of their management facets.
Keywords: Mostaganem port, Mostaganem port management, The Harbour Master’s Office, Staff Members, port- authority & shipping- companies: role and communication process