Tangier Med records 22 per cent rise in passengers

27 August 2008
Morocco's giant Tangier Med, one of the largest ports in the Mediterranean, recorded a 22 per cent jump in the number of passengers using the port during the key August holiday period, compared with the same period in 2007.

According to Morocco's Agence Nationale des Ports (ANP), nearly 330,000 people used Tangier Med between 15 and 25 August.

The number of passenger vehicles using the port was 9 per cent higher than in 2007.

On average, 40 boats used the port every day.

Tangier Med, which is east of Tangiers in northern Morocco, already handles 3.5 million twenty-foot-equivalent units (TEUs) a year. The ANP plans to increase its capacity so that it can handle 8.5 million TEUs a year by 2015.

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