APM Terminals (APMT) Medport Tangier has kicked off phase two of development which will add an extra 1m teu capacity.
Phase two will add 400 m to the existing 1,200 m-long quay that was developed during phase one to support the continued development of the terminal by bringing its total quay length to 1,600 m.
This will increase the capacity and help move APMT MedPort Tangier toward its previously announced overall capacity of 5m teu.
Following an investment of US$800m, the terminal commenced operations in 2019 and has since handled more than 2.2m teu in 2020 with productivity levels reaching above 30 crane moves per hour.
The new investment is an important milestone in both Morocco and Maersk’s long-term partnership and confirms its commitment to establishing a major transhipment hub in the Mediterranean.
APMT MedPort Tangier is the second transhipment terminal established by APMT in the Tanger Med port complex, next to APMT Tangier which started operations in 2007.