The National Ports Agency (ANP) has indicated that 76% of the port traffic it manages was handled by the port structures of Mohammedia, Casablanca and Jorf Lasfar with a transit of 10.4 million tonnes ( MT) at the end of February 2021.
In a summary note on its activity, the ANP specifies that with a traffic amounted to 5.2 million tonnes at the end of February, the port of Jorf Lasfar confirms its first place with a share of 37.8% of the overall traffic.
And to emphasize that compared to the same period of the previous year, this port recorded a decrease of 16.8%, mainly due to the sharp drop in imports of coal & petroleum coke (-40.5%), cereals (-35.5%), hydrocarbon traffic (-22.3%) and fertilizer exports (-17.8%).
In addition, with nearly 33.2% of overall traffic, the port of Casablanca provided transit for 4.5 MT, a decrease of 5.3%. This decline is due to the drop in imports of coal (-43.6%), exports of phosphate (-22.5%) and steel products (-40.6%), while imports of cereals have, on the other hand, recorded an increase of 18.3%, year on year.
For its part, the port of Mohammedia, with a volume of 686,350 tonnes, marks a decline of 19.6% compared to the first two months of 2020. This variation is mainly due to the drop in diesel traffic (- 37.5%), while butane imports increased by 40.5%.