Port location Casablanca
Name of port Port of Casablanca
Port type Seaport
Management Societe D’Exploitation des Ports (SODEP)
Port services Repairs, drydock, railway and other services.
Port equipment Pilotage, tugs, lifts and cranes, port services and supplies.
Investment opportunities Textile clothing, tourism, call centres, high-tech and agriculture.
Business section Oil and gas, energy, industrial logistics, port projects, renewables, pharmaceutical, hi-tech/telecom, automotive, mining and manufacturing.
Export opportunities Cars, insulated wire, mixed mineral or chemical fertilizers, phosphoric acid and non-knit women’s suits.
Imports opportunities Refined petroleum, cars, wheat, petroleum gas and insulated wire.
Import origins Spain, France, China, Germany and the United States.
Shipping lines Contenemar, Maersk Line, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), WEC Lines and ZIM.
Borders Morocco borders Algeria, Western Sahara, Mauritania and Spain by land and Portugal by sea.
The Port of Casablanca is a rapidly growing seaport, located at Morocco’s north-western shores, at the heart of Morocco’s business community. Well known for rich coastal fisheries, the port of Casablanca has been handling over 700,000 TEUc and 14.9 million tons of containerised cargo annually since 2006. The container terminal is 600 metres long with alongside depth of 12 metres. The Ro-Ro terminal has two footbridges, each with a capacity for 100 tons and includes eight hectares of storage surface.
The general cargo terminal contains 1,500 metres of quay with alongside depths ranging from 9 to 10.5 metres. There are twelve berths and 60,000 square metres of storage surface. The port is fully equipped with cargo handling equipment. The general cargo terminal handles cereals, iron and steel products, along with wood, cattle feed, and oil seeds.
The ore tanker terminal has 390 metres of quay and handles coal. With connections across Morocco’s main cities, the port is well linked to its hinterlands.