The Tanger Med port has made significant progress in the latest “Lloyd’s List” and “Container Management” rankings, and is now ranked 35th worldwide after being ranked 46th a year earlier. This ranking concerns the top 120 ports in the world out of 500 with a container activity.
Tanger Med thus becomes the 1st container transhipment port in the Mediterranean, and confirms its leadership for the 3rd consecutive year as the 1st container port in Africa.
As a reminder, the port achieved in 2019: 4.8 million containers, thus recording the best progression of the top 50 with growth of +38%.
Across the African continent, Tanger Med is followed by Port Said in Egypt in 45th place (3.86 million containers), Durban in South Africa in 71st place (2.76 million containers), Alexandria in Egypt in 90th place (1.81 million containers), Lomé in Togo in 99th place (1.5 million containers), Mombasa in Kenya in 106th place (1.41 million containers), and Lagos in Nigeria in 115th place (1.30 million containers). Only Egypt has managed to rank two of its ports in this world top 120.
At the international level, Tanger Med has managed to overtake the port of the Panama Canal (Colon), but also the ports of Seattle and Savannah (USA), Felixstowe (UK), Santos (Brazil), Mundra (India), and Vancouver (Canada).
These performances are the result of the confidence and interest of the major maritime alliances for Tanger Med as a major logistics hub, as well as the synergy of all the partners of the Tanger Med community: Concessionaires, shipowners, administrations and the port authorities, which work on a daily basis to optimize stopover times and to offer a quality reception to ships to the best international standards.
Note that “Lloyd’s List” and “Container Management” are international benchmarks that have published annual rankings of world ports for more than a decade.