Tanger Med looks with glee
2018 was a good year for the port of Tanger Med, which handles more than 50% of Morocco's exports. Last year, a total of 13,293 ships docked at the port that offers direct sea connections to 186 ports and 77 countries.
Tanger Med lifted more than 3.47 million teu in 2018, 5% more than in 2017. That was 15.7% more traffic than the nominal capacity of Tanger Med 1 port. Almost 480,000 vehicles were handled at the two Tanger Med port terminals, 11% more vis-a-vis 2017.
The total value of the cargo processed in 2018 equated to MAD 317 billion (USD 33.3 billion). The overall cargo tonnage rose by 2% to 52.2 million t in the year under review.
The year 2019 will see the inauguration of the Tanger Med 2 port which will add new capacities for container handling activities. (kd)