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Moroccan Ports See 11.3% Increase In Traffic In 2019

Moroccan ports see 11.3% increase in traffic in 2019

Source: PortSEurope
Rabat, Morocco (PortSEurope) March 15, 2020 – In 2019, Morocco ports handled a total of 153.1 million tonnes, up 11.3% on the previous year. A key driver was in transhipments, which totaled 47.9 million tons, up 32.9%; imports were +6.9% and cabotage +0.8%, whilst the volume of exports decreased by -1.1%. Imports accounted for 41% of the total, followed by transhipment traffic (31.3%), exports (24%)
and and cabotage (3.6%). In 2019 imports were 62.9 million tons, with a positive trend in imports of coal (10 million tons, +12.6%), cereals (7 million tons, +4.7%), sulphur (6.6 million tons, +19.9%) and a reduction in hydrocarbons (12.7 million tons, -2.2%). Exports recorded 36.8 million tons (-1.1%), mainly including crude phosphate (9.6 million tons, -13.9%), fertilizers ( ´8.7 million tons, + 6%), phosphoric acid (3.9 million tons, + ´3.7%), containers (4.8 million tons, +1.2%) and clinker (1.1 million tons, -28%). Last year, a key development was the the start of port operations of Tanger Med 2 in June 2019, registering a new record of 65 million tons, an increase of +24.7% compared to 2018. This complex is rapidly developing as a leading logistics hub in the Mediterranean. Traffic of new cars was 589,200 vehicles (+0.4%), of which over 72% of which were exported. As regards passenger traffic, in 2019 Moroccan ports saw 5.32 million passengers (-1.1%) and the Strait ports – Tanger Med and Tangier cities – handled over 83% of this flow. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2020.

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