Misrata is a coastal city in Libya that has many attractions and advantages for its residents and visitors. It has a population of more than 800,000 people, and it is situated 210 km east of the city of Tripoli. The city is conveniently connected to the world by land, sea, and air, as it has Misrata International Airport, which offers numerous domestic and international flights and Misurata Maritime Station for passenger transportation, which operates several tourist trips. This urban area is widely renowned for its thriving industrial, commercial, and service activities. For this reason, it was called the economic capital of Libya. it also provides cash and banking services through more than 20 branches of governmental and private banks. In addition, the city is an active tourist center for its beautiful and stunning beaches, its various marine and sports activities, and its many hotels and tourist resorts. Moreover, it has a high standard of health care, as it has more than 200 health facilities providing excellent health care services to all people around the country. Misrata is a city that combines economic prosperity, cultural diversity, and natural beauty.


Misurata Free Zone (MFZ) is the first leading free zone in Libya, established in 2000 and located in the city of Misrata on the Mediterranean coast.With its geostrategic location in one of the busiest maritime transport regions in the Mediterranean, MFZ brings together major north-south and Europe-Africa trade routes and connects its investors to different regional and global markets easily and at the lowest possible cost. MFZ owns Libya’s largest and busiest commercial seaport, which accounts for about 60% of the country’s non-oil trade volume. MFZ provides an ideal investment environment for both local and foreign investors, where all business activities are liberalized from taxation, customs duties or any other restrictions. MFZ aims to be the world’s gateway to Africa and the world beyond and opens its doors to investors to develop the international trade and investment at this transit location through providing a set of unlimited incentives, benefits, and services.


To be a leading, sustainable and innovative trade and investment hub in the Mediterranean, and contribute to the comprehensive development of the country.


We in Misurata Free Zone are committed to providing excellent and competitive services to our customers, and an ideal and safe work environment for investors, and encourage innovation and cooperation among different sectors.

Arab Academy for Science , Technology & Maritime Transport

The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) is a prestigious regional university that offers various programs in maritime transport, engineering, business, and other fields. It was established in 1972 by the Arab League as a specialized institution for maritime education and training, scientific research, and community service. Since then, it has expanded its scope and locations to include several campuses in Egypt and Syria. The AASTMT is recognized internationally for its academic excellence, research innovation, and social impact. It has received many awards and accolades from different organizations and agencies, such as the World Bank, the International Association of Universities, and the ISO. The AASTMT aims to provide its students with the knowledge, skills, and values that will enable them to contribute to the development of their societies and the Arab world . The vision, mission, and core values of the AASTMT reflect its philosophy since its establishment, as well as an affirmation of its desire to be the beacon of science in Egypt and the Arab region. They also highlight that the AASTMT is an effective agent in achieving sustainable economic and social development. Accordingly, the AASTMT’s vision, mission, and ruling values have been identified as follows :


To be a smart educational institution with a positive impact on the knowledge society through research, creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship.


To achieve sustainable development in society through providing outstanding graduates capable of bringing about change and who are prepared through educational and training programs with international standards, and intellectual capital represented in centers of excellence and efficiency in scientific research, training, and consultations, through the application of the highest quality standards and governance.

Port Training Institute

The Port Training Institute (PTI) is an affiliated institute to the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) that offers various training programs for port and maritime sector personnel. It was established in 1982 by a committee of the Arab League to enhance the human resources development in the fields of ports, maritime transport, and logistics. The PTI has a distinguished reputation in the regional and international levels for its high-quality training services, modern facilities, and qualified instructors. The PTI provides training courses in different areas, such as electrical, hydraulics, diesel, welding, refrigeration, container inspection and repair, rigging, and artificial intelligence applications in ports. The PTI also conducts workshops, webinars, conferences, and international cooperation activities with various partners and entities. The PTI aims to empower the port and maritime industry with the latest knowledge, skills, and technologies that will enable them to cope with the challenges and opportunities of the global market PTI was established in 1982 as an affiliated institute to the Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT). A committee Comprising the Chairman of Port Authorities and Maritime Companies Defined the Focal Mission of the Institute as Follows: “Training and Upgrading the Maritime Sector Personal”


To be a specialized training and educational center that increases the efficiency and qualification of human resources working in the maritime field and all its related areas, this is achieved by a training approach that is carefully designed by a distinguished group of professionals to help staff working in this field to reach the international maritime standards and cope with emerging global developments in that domain.


To meet all the training needs of companies and seaports communities in Egypt, Middle East, and Africa, through implementing an ambitious training plan.