Tangiers – King Mohammed VI inaugurated on Saturday the business center of the Tangier-Med port compound and launched construction works for the development of a new export zone.
These major projects, worth 1.1 billion DH, are part of the Royal vision of comprehensive and integrated development of the Northern region. They will complete infrastructure of the Grand Tangiers-Med port compound (Port Tangiers Med I, Port Tangiers Med II, passenger port, logistics free zone, industrial and services free zones).
They also reflect the Monarch’s firm will to set the Tangiers-Med Port as a high-profile port, industrial and logistical platform with an ideal connectivity enabling it to participate in consolidating the Moroccan economy’s international competitiveness.
Located at the heart of the Tangiers-Med port compound, the new intermodal business center (800 million DH) features a ferry terminal with a borders check point, a pre-embarking waiting room, coffee shops, an arrival hall for passengers, shuttle services from and to boarding platforms and other services (ticket-selling, banks, medical center).
The Tangiers-Med Port Center also includes a railway station with two passenger docks, a coach station, an auditorium of 288 seats, a center with restaurants, a newspaper ship, banks, a pharmacy and shops and offices scheduled to host maritime companies, insurance companies and sailing companies.
The Tangiers-Med Port of Tangiers, conceived in an innovating architecture and high-tech facilities, combines several architectural styles respecting the site’s physical and ecological environment.
The future export zone, to cost around 300 million DH, is destined to accompany the traffic evolution by 2025 and improve, therefore, the competitiveness of the port and of Moroccan exports.
The Freight traffic access and customs procedures zone will process around 2,100 freight units a day with waiting time not exceeding 2 hours. The nominal handling capacity will be increase to 750,000 units annually.
The export access and control zone will be operational in October 2015