TANGER MED HAS BECOME THE FIRST CONTAINER PORT IN THE MEDITERRANEAN
OVERALL TONNAGE PROCESSED IN PROGESSION OF + 23%
The overall tonnage processed in 2020 amounted to 81 million tons of cargo, an increase of +23% compared to 2019. Hence, Tanger Med port alone handles nearly 47% of the total port tonnage of the Kingdom of Morocco.
CONTAINER TRAFFIC UP BY +20%
A total of 5,771,221 TEU* containers were handled in 2020, representing a significant increase of +20% compared to 2019. Therefore, this traffic confirms Tanger Med’s position as a leading port and become the first container port in the Mediterranean.
LIQUID BULK TRAFFIC UP BY +26%
The liquid bulk traffic grew by +26% compared to 2019. The recorded traffic is 7,968,485 tons of processed hydrocarbons. This growth is mainly due to the bunkering activity to the benefit of ships transiting the Strait of Gibraltar, with a corresponding traffic of nearly 1.6 million tons.
SOLID BULK TRAFFIC UP + 18%
Solid bulk traffic recorded 303,705 tons processed, a growth of 18% compared to last year, mainly driven by steel coils, wind turbine blades and grain traffics.
TRUCK TRAFFIC REMAINED STABLE
Despite the slowdown in the activity of several manufacturers, Tanger Med port closed the year with traffic similar to 2019, i.e. 357,331 trucks processed mainly driven by the agri-business products.
VEHICLE TRAFFIC: 358,175 NEW VEHICLES HANDLED
358,175 new vehicles were handled in the two vehicle terminals of Tanger Med port in 2020, down by 28% compared to last year.
This variation is due to the drop in vehicle sales in Europe and the slowdown in automobile production by Renault and PSA caused by the COVID 19 crisis during the period March and May.
PASSENGER TRAFFIC IMPACTED BY THE HEALTH CONTEXT
Passenger activity was suspended in March 2020 due to the closure of borders as result of the health crisis. The activity resumed slightly in June 2020 in strict compliance with health measures.
701,599 passengers passed through Tanger Med port in 2020, in decrease of 75% compared to 2019.
MARITIME TRAFFIC DOWN BY 32%
In 2020, 9,702 ships called at Tanger Med port, a drop of 32% compared to 2019 due to the decrease in sea calls of passengers and Ro-Ro ships.
However, 4,306 merchant vessels called at Tanger Med in 2020, indicating a growth of 10% compared to 2019. Similarly, 916 mega ships (+290 m) called at Tanger Med, up by + 14% compared to 2019.
This performance demonstrates the sustained commitment and collaboration of all Tanger Med’s partners, in particular concessionaires, ship-owners, as well as the administrations and the authorities, who despite an exceptional health context, remained fully mobilized to ensure the continuity of national and international supply chains under the best conditions.