TANGER MED 2: Sustaining the momentum
Tanger Med 2 port represents the third phase in the development of Tanger Med port complex alongside the Tanger Med 1 and Passengers & Ro-Ro ports.
With a total nominal capacity of around 6 million TEUs, the Tanger Med 2 port, which corresponds to a public infrastructure investment of around 14 billion DHS, brings the total capacity of Tanger Med container terminals to 9 million TEUs, making Tanger Med the first port capacity in the Mediterranean.
Construction works on Tanger Med 2 port began in May 2010, in accordance with the provisions of the construction contract, signed on June 17, 2009 during the official launch ceremony, and are carried out in two phases:
Phase I works, launched in 2010 and completed in 2016 which include basic infrastructure (including the main dike) and the first 1,200 linear metres of docks.
Phase II works, which mainly include the new docks (over 1600 linear metres) as well as the secondary dyke.
The Tanger Med 2 port includes 4.8 km of dikes, a basin with an area of 160 hectares of earth platform fully earned on the sea. With a docking capacity of 7 mega-container ships, the port eventually totals 2.8 km of breakwaters with depths reaching -18 meters.
The port operations of Tanger Med 2 port are launched in June 2019.
Tanger Med 2 port contains two container terminals:
Marsa Maroc is the concession holder of container terminal 3 (TC3). This terminal is characterized by a linear platform of 800 m and a surface area of 34 hectares. The terminal’s nominal capacity is 1 million TEUs.
Terminal 4 (TC4), with a nominal capacity of 5 million TEUs, is licensed to APM TERMINALS, and is considered as the most innovative on the African continent. It incorporates the latest container movement technologies, and is characterized by a 1600 m long linear platform that can be expanded to 2000 m and a surface area of 76 hectares.