APM Terminals (APMT) has opened its second Moroccan terminal, MedPort Tangier, as part of the Tanger Med Port complex.
The US$800m 5m teu facility has a 60 ha yard surface, a quay length of 1,200 m and a draft of 16 to 18 m that enables it to facilitate the larger vessels operating on global trade routes today.
Morten H. Englestoft, chief executive officer of APMT said: “APMT has a long-term relationship with Morocco and we are proud to be operating the second container terminal in the Tanger Med Port complex.
“APMT MedPort Tangier is a key junction in our global network allowing us to serve our customers better and further facilitate global trade.”
The new terminal will support the Tanger Med to increase its annual throughput capacity to 9m teu with the aim to improve the country’s connectivity and further support global trade.
Tanger Med is already ranked as one of Africa’s leading ports and benefits from its strategic geographic location along key trade lanes and increasing cargo flows to and from Africa.
There is a positive outlook for containerised imports and exports with significant growth in upcoming years and Morocco has seen a GDP growth of 4.1%.