The Port of Tangier is an important project that ADFD provided funding for. It is Morocco’s main marine gate to the Mediterranean Sea and it is located on the intersection of the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. This strategic location has made the Port of Tangier the top Moroccan port for travellers and international transport.
The Port of Tangier project was intended to establish a special world-class zone for economic development that could generate new revenues and provide job opportunities through attracting businesses engaged in exporting to the free zones and encouraging Moroccan businesses to enter international markets.
The project included building a deep water port 35 kilometers east of Tangier city on the Mediterranean Sea. It included a 300 meter wide and 16 meter deep pathway, in addition to main and secondary buffers, a 1,100 meter long and 15 meter deep dock for containers, and other docks for a variety of goods. In addition, the project included two traveler stations, one special station for oil tankers, a special basin for services and fishing, and other port management equipment.