New APM Terminals Medport Tangier is the second collaboration between Moroccan port TangerMed and A.P. Moller - Maersk
28 June 2019
With the new addition of APM Terminals MedPort Tangier, which has a capacity of 5 million TEU’s (twenty-foot equivalent), Morocco is becoming one of the most important transshipment locations in the world. TangerMed Port is already ranked leading African port and is amongst the world’s top 50 container ports worldwide given its prime location along key trade lanes and the increasing cargo flow to and from Africa.
The construction of APM Terminals MedPort Tangier took two years and a total investment of USD 800m to make this state-of-the-art facility become reality. This new transshipment terminal is designed, constructed and operated by APM Terminals, and will join the hub facilities servicing Maersk and its partners. Built utilizing the latest technology, the terminal is set to be one of the most efficient and safe in the world.
Morten H. Engelstoft, Chief Executive Officer of APM Terminals commented: “APM Terminals has a long-term relationship with Morocco and we are proud to be operating the second container terminal in the Tanger-Med port complex. APM Terminals MedPort Tangier is a key junction in our global network allowing us to serve our customers better and further facilitate global trade.”
The new facility will support TangerMed Port to increase its annual throughput capacity to nine million TEU’s helping to improve Moroccan connectivity and further support global trade.
Morocco has seen a GDP growth of 4,1% with the positive outlook on the containerized imports and exports which will see significant growth in the years to come. Approximately 200 cargo vessels pass through the Strait of Gibraltar daily on major liner services linking Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa. With a quay length of 1200 meters, a depth of 16 to 18 meters APM Terminals MedPort Tangier is able to facilitate the largest vessels.
Image by A.P. Moller - Maersk Group
Image by A.P. Moller - Maersk Group
A.P. Moller - Maersk is an integrated container logistics company working to connect and simplify its customers’ supply chains. As the global leader in shipping services, the company operates in 130 countries and employs roughly 70,000 people. Our mission is to enable and facilitate global supply chains and provide opportunities for our customers to trade globally. For more information: https://www.maersk.com/
About APM Terminals
At APM Terminals, our aim is to be port services and container terminal solution provider of choice to our customers. We’re uniquely positioned to help both shipping line and landside customers grow their business and achieve better supply chain efficiency, flexibility and dependability to compete and win in world markets.
We take a continuous improvement approach to operations and service delivery in order to provide the most efficiency to customers’ supply chains. We invest in and optimize our portfolio to be in the locations where consumers need us most.
APM Terminals is a part of A.P. Moller - Maersk. For more information: www.apmterminals.com
About APM Terminals MedPort Tangier
APM Terminals MedPortTangier is the second transhipment terminal established in the Tanger Med Port Complex. This unique facility is one of the most technologically advanced terminals in Africa and the world. With a capacity of 5 million TEUs, the terminal is well positioned to improve Morocco’s connectivity and serve its economy
A.P. Moller - Maersk Group, press release