Dutch company is going to create largest container port of Tangier in Africa

Should do the trick then retrieves the South African Durban port in Tangier!

A large scale project is scheduled for the port of Tangier. From the magazine African Business is that, if the work planned ahead, there will soon be another port is the largest in Africa. Currently, the port of Durban (South Africa) still as the number one on the continent. With a capacity of 5 million TEU (the capacity of one cargo ship of containers) can the port at the moment have something more than that of Tanger (3 million TEU).

Recently there were contracts with the Dutch company APM Terminals. Both sides reached recently (5 december) an agreement for the extension of the number of terminals, the port now reportedly being reinforced with a fourth terminal. If there comes a container throughput of the port has 9 million TEU, in contrast to the 5 million TEU of Durban.

It is expected that the project is completed in 2019. The managing director of the port of Tanger, Denny Olsen, says the following about the construction plans: ' our goal is to use technology to achieve high productivity. This to our customers on this strategic spot, the Strait of Gibraltar, getting better. '