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Morocco: Jan-Apr 2020 Traffic By Port

Morocco: Jan-Apr 2020 traffic by port

Casablanca, Morocco (PortSEurope) May 17, 2020 – In the first four months of 2020, the distribution of traffic by port shows that the ports of Casablanca, Mohammedia and Jorf Lasfar accounted for total cargo of 24.8 million tonnes, about 80.1% of the traffic at ports managed by Morocco’s Agence Nationale des Ports (ANP). The primary information by port: Casablanca: For Jan-Apr 2020, up 6% Representing
about 33.7% of Morocco port traffic, Casablanca handled about 10.4 million tonnes at the end of April 2020. Compared to the first four months of last year, this is an increase of 6%, mainly due to the strong rebound in imports of cereals (up 23.5%), livestock feed (up 32.3%) container traffic (up 3.9%). On the other hand, the main downward sector was steel products (-5.4%) salt exports. Jorf Lasfar: +13% At the end of April 2020, the port of Jorf Lasfar confirmed its first place with a 41% share of overall traffic, a strong increase of 13%, mainly due to fertilizer exports (+60.2%), cereal imports (+52.5%) ammonia (+30.1%). Safi: -13.1% The port reached a volume of 2 million tonnes, a decline of 13.1%, mainly due to the decline in imports of sulphur (-10.7%), coal (-49%); exports of phosphoric acid (-11%) gypsum (-19.3%). Nador: -3.3% With a volume of about 1.2 million tonnes, the port’s activity fell by 3.3%, mainly due to the decline in barytes exports (-59.1%), imports of coal and coke (-12.3%) and hydrocarbon traffic (-14.6%). Increases included imports of cereals (+210%) and TIR traffic (+23.7%). Mohammedia: -7.8% With a volume of 1.6 million tonnes, the port’s activity fell by 7.8%, compared to the first four months of 2019, mainly due to the decline in diesel traffic (-17%). Agadir: +9% With a volume of 2.2 million tonnes, the port’s activity at the end of April in 2020 increased by 9%, mainly due to an increase in imports of cereals (+37.5%), livestock feed (+66.1%) and clinker traffic (+22%). Container traffic and barytes, on the other hand, experienced decreases of 9.8% and 85.6%. Laayoune : -15.2 With 545,569 tonnes passing through the port of Laayoune at the end of April in 2020, traffic at this port recorded a 15.2% decrease compared to the same period in 2019. This change is due to the decrease in phosphate traffic (-13%), hydrocarbons (-12%), sand (-15.6%) and clinker (-63.2%). Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2020.

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