Morocco’s ports traffic drops at March-end by 2.3%

The ports managed by the National Agency of Ports (ANP) recorded an overall traffic of 22.9 million tons (MT) at the end of March 2021, down 2.3% compared to the same period a year earlier, MAP news agency reported.

The developments recorded show a decline in imports of 3.6% with a volume of 14.1 MT, due in particular to a decrease in imports of feed (-18.3%), cereals (-2.9%), coal & coke (-13.9%) and steel products (-38.1%), said the ANP in a summary note.

Exports increased 1.5%, with a volume of 8 MT, due particularly to the rise in exports of gypsum (+64.1%) and phosphoric acid (+42.8%), said the ANP.

The volume of cabotage decreased 13.9% with a traffic of 717,116 tons, mainly as a result of a decline in the traffic of hydrocarbons (-45.6%).

The distribution of traffic by port shows that the ports of Mohammedia, Casablanca and Jorf Lasfar ensured the transit of 17.5 million tons which represents about 76.4% of the traffic of ports managed by the ANP.

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