Tanger-Med

Tanger-Med

the largest container port in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Coast of Africa!

Morocco
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  • In Tangiers, business and trade are booming. As Morocco’s second most important industrial centre after Casablanca, Tangiers industrial activity is both dynamic and diversified across textile, chemical, mechanical, metallurgical, and naval sectors, among others. The city is a multicultural and economic hub, and Bouygues Construction subsidiaries BYMARO and Bouygues Travaux Publics have provided Tangiers with a port that reflects local trading ambitions.

  • An ambition of magnitude! In 2015, Tanger-Med became the largest container port in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Coast of Africa; as many as 8 million containers pass through the port every year, a level of productivity which corresponds to the 12th position worldwide in the 2007 port rankings. The objective is to absorb the increasing flow of passengers in the strait. Port capacity could reach more than 7 million passengers and 700,000 lorries per year — practically twice that of the old Tangiers port.

  • The Tanger-Med project was selected based on an innovative technical alternative: a breakwater consisting of 23 precast caissons made of reinforced-concrete rather than the standard sand and rockfill, thus making it possible to reduce construction time. It should also be noted that the Tangier-Med II project breakwater barriers include 40 caissons 35-metres high, which could absorb the shock of a hundred-year wave. Each caisson is fitted with a polarised-iron band mounted a few centimetres deep. This makes it possible to repel ions that cause oxidation and corrosion.

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  • In Tangiers, business and trade are booming. As Morocco’s second most important industrial centre after Casablanca, Tangiers industrial activity is both dynamic and diversified across textile, chemical, mechanical, metallurgical, and naval sectors, among others. The city is a multicultural and economic hub, and Bouygues Construction subsidiaries BYMARO and Bouygues Travaux Publics have provided Tangiers with a port that reflects local trading ambitions.

  • An ambition of magnitude! In 2015, Tanger-Med became the largest container port in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Coast of Africa; as many as 8 million containers pass through the port every year, a level of productivity which corresponds to the 12th position worldwide in the 2007 port rankings. The objective is to absorb the increasing flow of passengers in the strait. Port capacity could reach more than 7 million passengers and 700,000 lorries per year — practically twice that of the old Tangiers port.

  • The Tanger-Med project was selected based on an innovative technical alternative: a breakwater consisting of 23 precast caissons made of reinforced-concrete rather than the standard sand and rockfill, thus making it possible to reduce construction time. It should also be noted that the Tangier-Med II project breakwater barriers include 40 caissons 35-metres high, which could absorb the shock of a hundred-year wave. Each caisson is fitted with a polarised-iron band mounted a few centimetres deep. This makes it possible to repel ions that cause oxidation and corrosion.

Tanger-MedTanger-Med I & II history

Despite the economic crisis, the decision was made in 2009 to extend the port on the west side of Tangier Med I. The Tangier Mediterranean Special Agency (TMSA) entrusted the consortium of Bouygues Travaux Public (authorised representative), BYMARO, Saipem, Besix and Somagec with the port extension, which would be known as Tanger-Med II. Tanger-Med I was a victim of its own success; the area already included two breakwater barriers, a container port completed in 2006, and a ferry port completed in Spring of 2010. It was therefore important the port have a place in the new infrastructure that would be the Tanger-Med II port.

 

Located on the west side of Tanger-Med I and the roll-on/roll-off port, the “new” port features two deepwater container terminals that provide an additional capacity of 5.2 million 20-foot Equivalent Units (TEUs).

 

The total capacity of the entire port has since reached 8 million containers, making it one of the top hub ports in the Mediterranean. Tanger-Med II docks can also hold seven mega container ships at once. Tangiers’ total port capacity is now 8 million containers, 7 million vehicles, 700,000 lorries and 10 million tonnes of fuel, making it one of the top port hubs in the Mediterranean and Africa!

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