The Port of Tangier Med in Morocco is now one of the top 25 container ports in the world, according to a ranking established by Alphaliner, the merchant marine newspaper.
According to the recently published 2020 ranking of the best ports in the world, the Tanger Med port has gained 7 places compared to 2019 and becomes 24th in 2020. In 2018, it was ranked 48th.
The document reveals that the Mediterranean port achieved a TEU traffic of 5,771,221 in 2020 against 4,801,710 in 2019, an increase of 20.2%.
In addition, the ranking, which was based on TEU traffic, revealed the top 5 best ports in the world. These are respectively the port of Shanghai which experienced growth of 0.5%, the port of Singapore (-0.9), Ningbo-Zhoushan (+ 4.4%), Shenzen (+ 3%) Guangzhou- Nansha (-0.2%).
Located on the Strait of Gibraltar, with a processing capacity of up to 9 million containers, Tanger Med is an industrial-port complex.