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Moroccoan Ports See Total Traffic Up Nearly 7% In Jan-Sep 2020

Moroccoan ports see total traffic up nearly 7% in Jan-Sep 2020

Casablanca, Morocco (PortSEurope) October 15, 2020 – State-owned Agence Nationale des Ports (ANP) has reported that in September, traffic handled by Morocco’s ports port activity was 8 million tonnes, up 8% on the same period of 2019. In the first nine months of the year 2020, growth was 6.9%, a total volume of 70.5 million tonnes compared to 65.96 million tonnes in the same period
of 2019 and 64.22 million tonnes in 2018.  The leading ports are Mohammedia, Casablanca and Jorf Lasfar which between them handled transit of 55 million tonnes, or 78.2% of the countr’s total ports traffic at the end of September. Jorf Lasfar port had a share of 40.9% of global traffic, 28.8 million tonnes and an increase of 7.4% compared to the same period last year. This was mainly due to growth in exports of fertilizers (+31.1%), imports of cereals (+ 57.1%), sulfur (+21.2%), sulfuric acid (+21.1%) and ammonia (+21.1%). Casablanca handle 32.4% of global traffic, 22.8 million tonnes and up 2.2% compared to nine months of last year. Improved imports of cereals (+34.8%), animal feed (+ 11.2%) and phosphate exports (+ 5.7%) were the main reasons for the increase. Mohammedia port saw overall volume of traffic of 3.4 million tonnes at the end of September, a 13.1% decline in port activity compared to the first nine months of 2019. State-owned Agence Nationale des Ports (ANP) is the regulatory body of the Moroccan port system. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2020.

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