March 12, 2020
- Moroccan ports have been busy in 2019
153.1 million tonnes of goods (up 11.3%)
- Passengers down -1.1%
- Last year, Moroccan ports handled traffic
153.1 million tonnes of goods, with a record
an increase of 11.3% compared to 2018 when it was recorded
the previous historical peak. This was announced by the Ministry of
Transport of Rabat, which he specified as the significant increase
was driven by the growth in the volume of transfers, which
totaled 47.9 million tonnes (up 32.9%), but also
imports (6.9%) cabotage (0.8%), while
export volume was down -1.1%.
- The distribution of overall traffic remained
dominance of imports, which
account for 41% of the total, followed by traffic
31.3%, exports with 24% and exports with 24% and
- In 2019, imports amounted to 62.9 million
with a positive trend in coal imports (10
million tonnes, up 12.6%), cereals (7 million tonnes,
4.7%), sulphur (6.6 million tonnes, up 19.9%) and a bend
(12.7 million tonnes, -2.2%).
- As far as exports are concerned, last year they
36.8 million tonnes (-1.1%), including
mainly raw phosphate (9.6 million tonnes, -13.9%),
fertilizers (8.7 million tonnes, up 6%), phosphoric acid (3.9 million tonnes
million tonnes, up 3.7%), containers (4.8 million tonnes,
1.2%) clinker (1.1 million tonnes, -28%).
- The Ministry has announced that,
transhipment, after the start of port operations in the port of
Tanger Med 2 in June 2019 the Tanger Med port complex
confirmed its position as an essential logistics platform in the
Mediterranean basin with a new record of 65 million
an increase of 24.7% compared to 2018.
- New car traffic was 589,200 vehicles
72%, of which more than 72% of which was exported.
- With regard to passenger traffic, in 2019
Moroccans saw 5.32 million passengers (-1.1%) pass through
and the ports of the Strait -- Tanger Med and Tangier City -- has
managed more than 83% of this flow of people.
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