Ship services

  • Calls Planning Office

    The calls Planning Office is the interface of the Harbour master with the port community (terminals, shipping agents ....) .It attributes the posts via the "TMIS" (Tangier Med Information System) it assures the treatment of calls by validating the berthing plans of terminals after checking the adaptability of the ships with berthing infrastructures and port facilities (maximum allowable Draughts, dimensions and characteristics of ships, maneuvers, meteorological conditions ...).it studies the consignment requests from shipping agents for validation by Tangier Med port Authority, receives booking for calls , prepares billing elements of calls and organizes weekly conferences of placement with the different stakeholders of the port community.

    For more information on the calls planning office, please contact :

    Vessel Traffic Service (VTS)

    The VTS funtions 24H / 24 and 07 / 7. It ensures the management and security of maritime traffic in the basins, harbors and anchorage areas of Tangier Med Port Complex, it manages the movements anchorage, berthing, sailing and berth shiftingof ships, ...) of ships, it also monitors in real time the calls . It coordinates and instructs services involved in the maneuvers entry, exit or the moving of ships (pilotage, towage, mooring, intervention port officer, etc ...) and assigns the obligatory support services.

    For more information about the VTS, please contact

    Port Intervention Office

    An operational service in which the officers are permanently on the port site and therefore are the representatives of the Harbor master on the ground. It is in charge of the effective supervision of maneuvers of entance, departure and of the shiftingvesselsinside the port and the availability of quays. It is, as such, the interface between the harbor master and the masters of ships and is responsible for the implementing of the port regulations, compliance with safety and security rules and it ensures the preservation of tools and public facilities.

    For more information about the Port intervention Office, Please contact

  • Pilotage

    The pilotage is a public service of High Technicality/ High Tech, that always knew how to evolve in order to meet changing technologies, the increase of maritime traffic and the gigantism of ships. To enter and exit the port, a ship have the obligation to rely on the assistance of a pilot, an expert of a Compulsory Pilotage Area. The Mission of a pilot rests on three leading roles:

    - The maritime safety

    - The protection of the environment

    - The traffic flow

    In fact, pilots are experts in ship handling and local navigation , they know perfectly the shallow waters , tides, currents, land and sea marks and local regulations, ensuring the prevention of accidents.

    The pilots of Tangier Med holdMaster Marinercertificate . They perform subsequently a long experience as high seas officer. The access to the pilot function is done after a careful selection of candidates followed by an examination to know their level in pilotage and a minimum period of 3 years tutored by experienced pilots. This experience is complemented by trainings and specialized internships in various maritime training centers recognized internationally in the USA, UK, France, Italy ...

    The Tangier Med pilotage station is always active with a permanent organization and total availability, the pilots work continuously, 365 days a year (24/24), day and night. The team is composed of a major pilot, three assistants and 12 pilots of which 8 from all categories. In order to better prepare the reception of ships, the watchtower of pilotage is equipped with a VTS console that allows the pilot a real time monitoring of targets to the port. The pilots can coordinate with the captains about the boarding procedures, inform them on current traffic, weather conditions through automatic weather station that is placed at their disposal.

    The Tangier Med port receives ships of all categories. To secure at most theircalls. The pilot station is endowed with two PPU (Portable Piloting Unit) that provide a centimeter accuracy of the position, and the tenth of a degree for Cap with a complete independence of the ships equipments which may vary depending on the builders and may present anomalies on the arrival in port.

    The pilotage service features 3 polyester pilot boats built in France, with a power of 900 hp, a top speed of 25 knots carrying up to 4 drivers. They are equipped with safety equipments and regulatory survival (JASON system, life rafts, life buoys ...), means of efficient communications and Navnet systems, radar, GPS ...

    Nowadays, the calls of the mega ships container (EMMA Mearsk, CMA CGM MARCOPOLO ....) Are regular and make of the Tangier Med port one of the largest Mediterranean and world calls . The entry into the Triple E service, the biggest ships in the world to date (18,260 TEU) confirms this position by the quality of the allocated infrastructures and the pilotage skills in the reception of ships.

  • Towing

    The towing at Tangier Med port consists of assisting all types of ships in its seamanship in all circumstances:

    • Towing to docking, shifting or undocking,

    • Assistance and rescue of ships in difficulty or in distress,

    • Special interventions in the port area for ships in dangerous situations: breaking the moorings, damage to machine or bar, running aground, fire etc.

    • Maintenance of ships at berth in case of unfavorable weather condition.

    The tugs are equipped with means to fight against the fire meeting the -FI FI standards. These tugs also have means of fight against pollution.

    Within the framework of a concession, the towing activity is ensured by 4 tugs (sisters-ships) 24h / 24 and 7/7. With a towing capacity of 60 tons and engine power largely sufficient. The fleet belonging to the Boluda company consists of VBMALABATA, VB CIRES, VB DALIA, and VB SPARTEL. The BOLUDA harbor towing services are certified ISO 9001/2008 and ISM Code (International Safety Management).

    For more information about the pilotage service, please contact

  • Mooring

    The mooring service in the Tangier Med Port Complex provides a full assistance to docking and undocking operations of ships during the port movements:

    • Berthing
    • Unberthing
    • Shifting

    In relation to the pilots and tugs, a mooring remains under the direct authority of the harbor master, which communicates the ship movements.

    The mooring service at Tangier Med port is provided by:

    • The Strait mooring company at port complex with the exception of TC1 (APMT TERMINALS TANGIER) and TC2 (EUROGATE TANGER)
    • APMTT at terminal TC1,
    • EUROGATE at terminal TC2.

    Mooring is part of the ship safety and hence the port infrastructure, teams are therefore available at Tangier Med port 24h / 24 and 7/7.

    Besides the human resources, the Strait mooring company has material resources necessary for the proper execution of mooring and undocking operations.

    2 moorings trucks for the transportation of the team TM1and for mooring operations,

    2. Mooring boats

    The port mooring services of SLD are certified ISO 9001/2008.

    For more information about the mooring service, please contact

  • Bunkering

    The bunkering by barge is an operation that consists in supplying ships withhydrocarbons by specialized barges equipped for this purpose. It is currently held at Tangier Med Port Complex by the company AEGEAN Marine Petroleum Network (subcontractor HTTSA) that has barges for this mission in the port area.

    Indeed, this activity allows ships to benefit from their commercial calls to get supplies of hydrocarbons.

    Nowadays, more than 1 MT( Million tons) bunkering products are delivered from Tangier Med and distributed as follows:

    • 20% in the Tangier Med port;

    • 80% in the Bay of Gibraltar and the roadstead of Fnideq and Alcazar , being part of the heritage of Tangier Med.

    Mindful of the importance of this port service, the Port Authority of Tangier Med has set up a regulation specifying the strict rules of its implementation on the security plan, and the protection of the environment.

    For more information on bunkering activities, please contact:

    Contact TMPA:
    Mounir MOURADI:
    Mounir MOURADI:
    Anas Halhal: + 212 (0) 661 170 442
    AEGEAN Contact:
    Jean Jose METEY:
    Halim ISMAIL: / Tel: + 212 (0) 661 058 310

  • Ship chandlers

    Tangier Med Port Authority has set up a specification for setting the terms under which ship chandling companies can operate in the port Tangier Med.

    -  List of shipchandler companies approved:

    Nom de la société Contact
    COSMOS MARINE SERVICES M. Abdeslam Bensebih
    Mme. Maria Jessus Salguero Cortes (signature conjointe)
    Phone : +34 93 337 23 70
    Mob : +659 93 63 43
    Email :
    Tel : 0661 066270 (AKBIB)
    Directo : 956 771 493
    Fax : 956 - 62.68.15
    Móvil: 0034 680-572-615
    Email :
    MAHMOUDI SHIPPING M. Mahmoudi Mbirik
    Tel : 0522409791 / 0522249781
    Fax : 0522409792
    Email :
    UNIMAR BONDED STORES Olivier de Busschère
    Tel : 0539374104
    Fax : 0539331494
    Email :
    Tel : 0662045236
    Email :

    The authorizations of the exercise of Ship chandler activity are granted to companies after an evaluation meeting of the Commission in order to decide on the compliance of submitted files,

    - The specifications of ship chandlercan be removed from the harbor office of Tangier Med Port.

    - For more information regarding the activity of ship chandlery , please contact K.

  • Guarding

    • The Tangier Med Port Authority (TMSA) has implemented a specification setting the conditions under which security companies can operate in the port Tangier Med. These specifications lay down several obligations on the licensees, the most important are:
    - The guarding activity must be conducted in accordance with national laws and international standards for security/Guarding
    • The Licensee shall provide to the port authority a copy of the certificates ISPS training of its personnel issued by a training center approved by the competent administration,
    • The licensee is obliged to ensure a continuous service. The licensee cannot consider his activity as intermittent.
    Only the security staff falling within a security company authorized by the Port Authority and having an ISPS training certificate, are entitled to exercise the guarding in the port area. List of the security companies authorized in 31 October 2012:





































    For more information about the Guarding Activity, please contact
  • Ship repair and maintenance

    The ship repairs and diving works consist of maintenance operations involving propulsion engines, hull, propellers and other equipment of vessels.

    When the weather permits, and subject to set up all the safety and environmental protection measures required, these activities are currently allowed on board ships berthed at Tanger Med Port and strictly during periods allocated to their calls.

    Companies specializing in this type of work is currently installed in the logistics free zone of the port and can be contacted through the shipping agents and vessels.

    Note that the Tangier Med port has no dry dock and shipyard specialized in making technical stops and major ship repair works.

    List of companies specialized in this type of work currently installed in logistics free zone of the port:

    Company Contact
    Jobson Morocco
    Phone : +212 (5)39 93 00 84 / +212 (6)15 66 06 00
    Email :
  • Liquid waste disposal service (MARPOL Annex)

    Tangier Med Port Authority (MTPA) has implemented theOIL WASTE AND ITS MIXTURES WITH WATER disposal service under Annex I of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships "MARPOL"

    The liquid waste containing oil will be collected by barge and tanker trucks and transferred for treatment in accordance with relevant regulations and provisions of the Convention "MARPOL". The company "SERTEGO" was authorized to perform this service.

    For all additional information, you can contact M. SORDO Redouan, representative of the company SERTEGO Tangier Med port:

    Tél : 212 (0) 539 335 207