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Morocco is a country in Northwest Africa with coastlines on the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. Its port industry is dominated by the Tanger Med Port complex on the northern coast, just 45 km northwest of Tangier. Tanger Med has both a growing port which handled over 7 million TEU in 2021 and a highly developed industrial zone. The zone includes Tanger Automotive City which houses car manufacturers such as Renault.

Algeciras port issues tender to develop Tarifa-Tangier maritime link

Algeciras, Spain (Ports Europe) March 1, 2024 – The Bay of Algeciras Port Authority (APBA) has issued a public tender to develop the Tarifa-Tangier City...

Ports of Gioia Tauro and Tanger Med talk cooperation

Gioia Tauro, Italy (Ports Europe) February 21, 2024 – The honorary consul of the Kingdom of Morocco for the Calabria Region, Domenico Naccari, has met...

Cavotec signs agreement with APM Terminals, Tanger Med

Tanger Med, Morocco (Ports Europe) February 21, 2024 – Cavotec has signed a two-year service agreement with APM Terminals at the Port of Tanger Med....

Ports of Morocco handled 209.4 mln tonnes of cargo in 2023, +7.4%

Casablanca, Morocco (Ports Europe) February 14, 2024 – The ports of Morocco handled 209.4 million tonnes of cargo in 2023, an increase of +7.4% on the...

Repsol, Ravago inaugurate new plant in Tanger Automotive City

Tanger Med, Morocco (Ports Europe) February 9, 2024 – Spanish energy company Repsol and Belgian plastics giant Ravago have inaugurated a new compounding...

Algeria suffers from Moroccan port ban

Algiers, Algeria (Ports Europe) February 6, 2024 – Last month, Algeria announced it had banned goods entering the country which were transshipped via a...

COSCO SHIPPING opens branch in Casablanca

Casablanca, Morocco (Ports Europe) February 5, 2024 – China’s COSCO SHIPPING Lines has opened its new branch office in Casablanca, Morocco. The...

Tanger Med handles 8.61 mln TEUs in 2023, up +13.4%

Tanger Med, Morocco (Ports Europe) January 30, 2024 – In 2023, Tanger Med Port handled 8,617,410 TEUs, up +13.4% on 2022. This is equivalent to 95% of...

Baleària signs cooperation agreement with Morocco

Valencia, Spain (Ports Europe) January 25, 2024 – Baleària has signed a cooperation agreement with the Moroccan National Tourist Office (ONMT) to...

Maersk diverts ME2 service around Cape of Good Hope, ports change

Copenhagen, Denmark (Ports Europe) January 25, 2024 – Maersk has announced that its ME2 service will no longer transit the Red Sea and Suez Canal. Its...

Germany’s KOSTAL opens plant in Tanger Med

Tanger Med, Morocco (Ports Europe) January 18, 2024 – Germany’s KOSTAL, a vehicle part manufacturer, has opened a plant in the Tanger Med...

Tanger Med Port planning a €650 million expansion

Tanger Med, Morocco (Ports Europe) January 10, 2024 – The Tanger Med Port Authority (TMPA), a state-owned company in charge of the development of the...

African Development Bank mobilizes €246 million for the Guercif-Nador highway

Nador, Morocco (Ports Europe) December 21, 2023 – The African Development Bank (AFB) will mobilize €246 million for the Guercif-Nador highway in...

APM Tangier MedPort says phase 2 expansion is operational

Tanger Med, Morocco (Ports Europe) December 18, 2023 – APM Terminals Tangier MedPort has announced that an expansion of more than a million TEU (Phase 2)...

Islamic Development Bank will help Nador West Med port

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (Ports Europe) December 12, 2023 – The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) has approved $2.12 billion to finance new development...

Gaia Energy starts solar plant in Tanger Med industrial platform

Tanger Med, Morocco (Ports Europe) November 22, 2023 – Gaia Energy has commissioned a 386.41 kW solar plant for FIT Voltaira Morocco, in Tanger Med...

Morocco’s Agence Nationale des Ports publishes 2022 annual report

Rabat, Morocco (Ports Europe) November 17, 2023 – State-owned Agence Nationale des Ports (ANP) has published its “annual report” for 2022...

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