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Morocco Increases Grain Handling By Ports

Morocco increases grain handling by ports

Casablanca, Morocco (PortSEurope) May 17, 2020 – Up to the end-April 2020, Morocco imported increase volumes volumes of grain through its ports in response to a reduced harvest and difficulties associated with the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis. Morocco’s Agence Nationale des Ports (ANP – national ports agency) policies included increasing wharf space to receive more grain vessels. Casablanca port has two facilities dedicated to grain which
was increased to seven, and other ports with one facility saw this doubled. The ports specialized in grain traffic (Nador, Casablanca, Jorf Lasfar, Safi and Agadir) handled 3.5 million tons, up 38% on the same period of the past year, with Casablanca and Jorf Lasfar handling 54% and 22% of total grain traffic respectively. Ports also increased efficiency from handling 8,100 tons per ship per day to 10,000, with specialised facilities reaching 13,000. ANP is seeking further improvements by addressing other stages of the logistics supply chain including the turnaround time of vessels in ports. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2020.

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