Morocco’s Tangier Med logistics hub on the Strait of Gibraltar broke its record for container traffic in 2019, thanks in particular to the entry into service of the Tangier Med II container terminal, inaugurated last June.
Indeed, the complex port platform recorded a volume of 4.8 million TEUs (Twenty-foot equivalent unit) of containers handled last year, an increase of 38% compared to the previous year, according to the Tangier Med Port Authority (TMPA). Overall traffic, for its part, passed the 65 million tonne mark.
According to information, the port of Tangier has also passed the half-million vehicle unit mark in 2019, which stands at 500,465, a 5% growth compared to 2018 data. In addition, 14,305 ships called at Tangier during the year under review, a figure that is 7% higher than in 2018.
“All these achievements reinforce the position of Tangier Med as a platform of choice to serve the Moroccan economy, and as a major logistics hub for global trade,” according to TMPA.
With an overall capacity of 9 million TEUs, Tangier Med, since the launch of the Tangier-Med 2 port operations, has been showing its ambition to become one of the top 20 largest ports in the world in the medium term.