PROGRESSION OF THE VARIOUS INDICATORS
- 51,328,150 Tons of goods handled in 2017, in increase of 15%
- 88 billion dirhams worth of Moroccan products exported through Tanger Med port.
The Tanger Med port complex confirms its position as the first port platform for export in Morocco.
In 2017, a total value of 88 billion dirhams of Moroccan products were exported through Tanger Med port.
The overall traffic volume handled for the past year is 51,328,150 tons increasing by 15% compared to 2016. The port complex hence exceeds for the first time the 50 million tons threshold of annual traffic.
The Tanger Med port ended 2017 with direct maritime connections to 174 ports and 74 countries on 5 continents.
NEW RECORD FOR CONTAINER TRAFFIC: 3.3 MILLION TEU CONTAINERS
The number of containers handled on both container terminals TC1 and TC2 in 2017 is 3,312,409 TEUs, This figure is up by 12%. The corresponding tonnage is up by 19% from 31,487,951 tons to 37,404,379 tons.
This evolution is particularly related to the progression of volumes from / to Africa to which Tanger Med is connected through weekly services to 37 ports.
The regional distribution for container traffic in 2017 is as follows: 35% of traffic with Africa, 23% with Asia, 25% with Europe and 8% Transatlantic.
A GROWING TRUCKS AND PASSENGERS TRAFFIC
Tanger Med Passengers and Truck Port achieved a traffic of 2,829,062 passengers with a 3% growth.
Truck traffic also grew by 9% in units and by 14% in weight, with 286,538 Truck units in 2017 corresponding to 7,081,010 tons, thanks to the growth of industrial exports of more than 10% and agro-foods of more than 11%.
The port handles about 97% of TIR truck road flows and 50% of Moroccans’ terrestrial flows around the world.
HYDROCARBON TRAFFIC IN PROGRESS
Hydrocarbon traffic at Tanger Med port has increased by approximately 1% compared to 2016. It recorded a total of 6,032,076 tonnes of processed hydrocarbons.
Import and cabotage increased from 2,271,705 tonnes in 2016 to 2,494,257 tonnes in 2017, increasing by 9.7%.
VEHICLE TRAFFIC: MOROCCAN PRODUCTION INCREASES
The vehicle traffic at the dedicated Renault terminal recorded a growth of 16% compared to 2016. 361 920 vehicles were handled at this terminal, among which 283 663 were destined for export from the Renault Tanger Med plant.
The transshipment of vehicles handled in the Common User Vehicle terminal recorded 64,654 in 2017.
A total of 430,358 vehicles were handled at both vehicle terminals.
SHIP TRAFFIC: RISE OF CONTAINER SHIP CALLS
During the year 2017, 13,502 ships docked at Tanger Med 1 and RoRo and passenger ports. In particular, the Mega-ships calls (vessels of more than 299 m) belonging to major global shipping companies are increasing by 17%.
These Megaships have significantly contributed to the concomitant increase of container traffic and the slight decrease in the number of overall ships calls.