São Paulo – Container throughput at Morocco’s Tanger-Med port was up 30% in quarter one this year from quarter one 2013, to 735,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent unit), or 20-foot containers. The information was supplied by the local ports authority.
According to the port’s managing authority, the growth was due to the addition of new routes in quarter one, 2014, including the port of Guaíra, in the Brazilian state of Paraná, and facilities in Djibouti, Gabon and Panama.
Automaker Renault’s dedicated car terminal handled 43,700 vehicles, 32,200 of which were made at the Mellousa plant, in Morocco, up 68% from quarter one, 2013.
On its 10th year in operation, the port’s common vehicle terminal handled 7,200 units in quarter one, up 32% from quarter one, 2013.
Imports and exports using trucks coupled with ferry boats were up 16% in quarter one, 2014 from quarter one, 2013.
Passenger and privately-owned vehicle throughput was down 3% and 7%, respectively, quarter one on quarter one.
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*Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum