APM Terminals second terminal in Morocco, MedPort Tangier was inaugurated. Part of the Tanger Med Port complex, it has an annual capacity of 5 million TEUs, said a release.
With this new capacity, Morocco is establishing itself as one of the most important transshipment locations in the world. Tanger Med Port is already ranked as the leading African port and is amongst the world’s top 50 container ports due to its prime location along key trade lanes and increasing cargo flows, to and from Africa.
This new transshipment terminal is designed, constructed and operated by APM Terminals, and will join existing hub facilities servicing Maersk and its partners. Built utilising the latest technology, the terminal is set to be one of the most efficient and safest in the world.
The new facility will support Tanger Med Port to increase its annual throughput capacity to nine million TEUs, helping to improve Moroccan connectivity and further support global trade.
Morocco has a positive outlook for containerised imports and exports with significant growth expected in the years to come. Approximately 200 cargo vessels pass through the Strait of Gibraltar daily, with major liner services linking Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa. With a quay length of 1,200 metres and a draught of 16 to 18 metres, APM Terminals MedPort Tangier is able to facilitate the largest vessels, the release added.