Tangier Med Marine Simulator

Aware of the importance of continuous training for the development of the skills of its pilots as provided for in resolution A-960, the Tangier Med Port Authority has a cutting-edge technology maneuver simulator.   This simulator is also at the service of all the pilots of port authorities, consulting firms and consultants wishing to undertake engineering trainings and studies.   The TMMS “Tangier Med Marine Simulator” was provided by TRANSAS, a world leader in marine navigation and simulation system technologies. It is a three-dimensional simulation and nautical expertise center; state-of-the-art training and decision support using the very latest technology, namely reproduction of a similar situation at sea at a time scale of 1/1, in an interactive virtual environment integrating modeling digital zones and ships.   In addition to training and engineering, the TMMS can be used to study critical situations and for investigations in case of maritime incidents and other sea events.


Brief overview of TMMS:


Some achievements


  • Maneuverability study of the future TC3 berth at Tanger Med 2
  • Maneuverability study for receiving mega container ships with tanker berths occupied at Tanger Med 1
  • Study of the port for Nador West Med (2D & 3D)
  • Maneuverability study for Al-Hoceima port
  • Extension study of the port of Agadir New 2D-3D
  • Shipyard maneuverability study for Casablanca port
  • Maneuverability study at the new port of Lâyoune (2D & 3D)
  • 2 D – maneuverability study at Lâyoune port
  • Maneuverability study at Tanger Med 2 port – Multipurpose Terminal
  • Tanger Med port extension study
  • Maneuverability study (2D & 3D) at Casablanca port – TC2 berth.


Some training sessions in ship handling


  • All unlimited Tanger Med pilots for receiving Ultra Large Container Ships (ULSC)
  • Training for emergency situations dealing with Ultra Large Container Ships
  • 2014 and 2015: Training of Dakar port pilots
  • 2016: Training of Abidjan port pilots (group 1)
  • 2017: Training of Kribi port pilots
  • 2017: Training of Abidjan port pilots (group 2)
  • 2018: Training of Abidjan port pilots (group 3)


For more information on the TMMS please contact: infos.tmms@tmsa.ma