Port Of Tanger Med 2 Expands
The third container terminal (TC3) at the Port of Tanger Med 2 is now operational after 18 months of construction and an investment of nearly €175m.
TC3 received its first container vessel on 1 January 2021, according to Marsa Maroc, one of the companies behind the Tanger Alliance concessionaire of the terminal. Contship Italia, Eurogate International and Hapag Lloyd also have stakes in Tanger Alliance.
“The Terminal is established on an area of 36,000m2 and has a quay length of 800m with a water depth of 18m,” said Marsa Maroc. “In terms of equipment, the Terminal has 8 ship-to-shore cranes (STS), enabling it to handle the world’s largest container ships, with a container storage yard equipped with 22 rubber tyred gantry cranes (RTG).”
The commissioning of the whole entire terminal is scheduled for June. Upon full commissioning, the terminal will have capacity to handle 1.5 million TEUs.
In accordance with the concession agreement signed with Tanger Med 2, Tanger Alliance is in charge of the construction of superstructures and equipment, the recruitment of human resources and the establishment of all means necessary for the proper operation of TC3 .
Source: Port Strategy