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Agadir Port (MAAGA)

Port Code MAAGA City Agadir
Port Name AGADIR Country/Region Morocco
Category Port City Route NORTH AFRICA
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Feeder Port

Introduction of Agadir Port (MAAGA)

Overview:

Port of Agadir, coordinates: -9o -33' -23' W, 30o 26' 8'N, located on the southwest coast of Morocco (full name: THE KINGDOM OF MOROCCO) The northeast coast of Gadir Bay, on the east side of the Atlantic Ocean, is the iron ore export port of Morocco and one of the main fishing ports. The port was damaged by an earthquake in 1960 and now consists of the ruins of the castle and the new town in the east of the port and the industrial area in the southeast of the new town. The port also has a sheltered anchorage to avoid northeasterly and east winds. The port is about 9km away from INEZGANE International Airport with regular flights.

The port has a subtropical Mediterranean climate with prevailing northwest winds. The average temperature in January is about 12°C, and in July it is about 24°C. The annual average rainfall is about 500mm. The average tidal range is about 3.1m. There are 12 main berths in the port area, with a coastline of 3510m and a maximum water depth of 15m. The loading and unloading equipment includes various shore cranes, floating cranes, forklifts and tugs, among which the lifting capacity of the floating crane is 40 tons, and the maximum power of the tug is 930kW. In addition to iron ore, the main export goods include fish products and agricultural products. Imported goods mainly include sugar, cement, cereals, food and construction materials. Work can be arranged if necessary during holidays.

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Summary of MAAGA

Agadir Port (port code: MAAGA) is Morocco’s main fishing port and fourth busiest commercial port. Situated on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, ten kilometers north of the Sous Valley, it is the main gateway and point of export for goods from south Morocco.
Covering a total area of 68 hectares, the port contains a total of 1334 meters of quay at depths between 8 and 15 meters. The East Quay contains three berths and facilities for roll-on/roll-off cargoes. The quay is 510 meters long with alongside depth of 10.5 meters. Equipped with one 45-ton crane, 40 elevators, three loaders, and seven six-ton cranes on rails, the quay handles cargoes that include citrus fruits, coal, wood and wood products, and steamers. Western Quay is the oil tanker quay. It is 160 meters long with alongside depth of 15 meters. With four loaders and one sauterelle with capacity for 550 tons per hour, the Western Quay handles clinker cement and ores for export. The Southern Quay is 64 meters long with alongside depth of 8 meters. Equipped with pipes and four loading arms, this tanker quay handles hydrocarbons, sulfuric acid, and edible oils. The Container Quay has two berths at a total of 280 meters alongside depth of 10.5 meters. Covering ten hectares, the container quay has two container cranes, one 42-ton and one eight-ton elevator, and three six-ton cranes on rails. In addition to containerized cargoes, the container quay handles citrus fruits, frozen fish, and other goods.
The port offers facilities for handling break bulk, liquid and dry bulk. It handles approximately 2.3 million tons of cargo and 35,000TEU annually. The main imports entering this port include cereals, coal, oil, coke and general cargoes. The principal exports leaving this port are mainly citrus fruits and frozen fish.
The port is approached via an entrance channel 200meters in length with a depth of 9.0 meters. It is only used by naval and fishing vessels. The maximum length of the vessels recorded to having entered this port is 250 meters. The maximum draught is 12.5 meters. The maximum deadweight is 82,067t.