“This pilot project, launched by King Mohammed VI, now on the tenth anniversary of its launch, has contributed to the integration of Morocco into the top 20 countries of the Mediterranean,” said Fuad Brini, head of the special agency Tangier Mediterranee. He also pointed out that his country was able to occupy the sixteenth rank in the world in this area in 2017, after it was ranked 83 in 2005.
Brini said that the proximity of the Tangier-Mediterranean port complex from Europe (14 km from Spain) allowed it to be a truly integrated platform. In 10 years it became Morocco’s first and main port within its transportation logistics industry.
He explained that multiple flights to the European coast facilitate exports to a vast network of international transportation hubs.
It should be noted that in the year 2017, 286 thousand trucks of international transports crossed through the port of Tangier which boasts a capacity of 700 thousand trucks for international transports annually.
Today, the port of Tangier-Med is connected to 174 intermodal ports around the world, distributed over 74 countries. It provides services for various types of containers and ships, as well as a station for miscellaneous goods and vehicles.
With more than 2.8 million passengers in 2017 and the capacity to handle 7 million passengers a year, the Mediterranean port of Tangier has become a transit point for 50 per cent of the transit flows of the world’s Moroccans passing through the Straits of Gibraltar.
The Tangier Mediterranean port complex is a recognised public utility and non-profit organization, established in May 2007. It aims to contribute to the harmonious development of the transportation distribution logistics cluster with its surrounding environment, municipalities, government institutions and local associations.
This institution is active in strategic areas: education, occupational integration, health, culture and social affairs. Between 2008 and 2017, the Foundation realised the completion of 552 development projects, benefiting about 218,000 direct beneficiaries.