Tanger Med Port handled 50.6% of all Moroccan exports in 2018 as combined container throughput at Tanger Med 1’s two container terminals grew 5% year-on-year.
The port handled 3,472,451 teu in 2018, which corresponds to traffic 15.7% above the facility’s nominal capacity, and it attributes the growth to the commitment and collaboration of all its partners.
According to the port, it is the Moroccan platform for import and export flows, and its capacity is expected to increase when Tanger Med 2 opens this year.
Tanger Med processed a total value of AED 317bn (US$86.3bn) in imports and exports in 2018.
Low cereal imports led to an 18% decrease in solid bulk traffic with 254,190 tonnes processed while bulk liquid traffic also declined by 21% due to lower imports in particular fuel.
The two vehicle terminals at Tanger Med grew by 11% and handled 479,321 vehicles – on the common user terminal, 88,451 transhipment vehicles were processed.
At the terminal dedicated to Renault, 383,715 vehicles were handled of which 351,191 were destined for exports from the Renault Tangier Med and Casablanca factories.
Passenger traffic remained stable as it grew only by 1% while international road transport traffic grew by 14% led by exports of industrial and agro-food products.
In 2018, 13,293 ships docked at Tanger Med port and it offered direct sea connections to 186 ports and 77 countries including the Port of Djibouti, Guatemala’s Port of Quetzal, the Port of Dublin in Ireland, the Port of Bahrain and the Port of Tamatave in Madagascar.