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Casablanca Port (MACAS)

Port Code MACAS City Casablanca
Port Name CASABLANCA Country/Region Morocco
Category Port City Route NORTH AFRICA
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Feeder Port

Introduction of Casablanca Port (MACAS)

Overview:

The Port of Casablanca is located on the northwest coast of Morocco, about 88km northeast of the capital Rabat, and on the east side of the Atlantic Ocean. Also known as DAR EL BEIDA, it is the largest port in Morocco. Founded in 1770, it developed into a maritime trade center at the end of the 19th century.

It is the center of the country's economy and transportation. It has about 4/5 of the country's modern industry, and its industrial output value accounts for about 2/3 of the country's total output value. The main industries include oil refining, iron smelting, chemicals, textiles, fish processing, cement, tobacco, automobile manufacturing, rubber, canned food, and wood processing. The port is also an important fishing port. The railway can lead to major domestic towns and production areas. There are two international airports in the port , the closer is about 5.5km. The average tide height is 0.37m for spring tide and 0.03m for neap tide.

Geographical Location

Port nature; seaport, basic port (M)

Latitude and longitude: 33 degrees 36 minutes N, 007 degrees 37 minutes W

Route: In Northwest Africa, the Danish Maersk Line (MAERSK) has liners directly to Hong Kong.

It is located on the northwest coast of Morocco (full name: THE KINGDOM OF MOROCCO), about 88km northeast of the capital Rabat (RABAT), and on the east side of the Atlantic Ocean. Also known as DAR EL BEIDA, it is the largest port in Morocco.

Port situation

Introduction

There are 44 main berths in the port area, with a coastline of 7000m and a maximum water depth of 12m. The loading and unloading equipment includes various shore cranes, portable cranes, tower cranes, floating cranes, forklifts, straddle carriers, tugs and ro-ro facilities, among which the maximum lifting capacity of the portable crane is 72 tons, and the floating crane is 150 tons. The maximum power of the tugboat is 1100kW. The warehouse area in the port area is 150,000 square meters, the phosphate storage capacity is 320,000 tons, and the container yard area is 85,000 square meters, which can store 5000 TEU.

The oil terminal can berth oil tankers up to 60,000 deadweight tons. The water depth of the large ship anchorage is 24m. In 1992, the container throughput was 178,000 TEU. The main export goods are phosphates, citrus, fish, lead-zinc ore and agricultural products, and the main imported goods are grain, steel, wood, cement, coal, petroleum, machinery and electronic products. The port has established a comprehensive management system for the dissemination and departure and cargo handling processes, which has realized the computerization of port services and management. This system will realize computer networking with major European ports to build a new generation of container terminals . During holidays, if necessary, homework can be arranged.

The Port of Casablanca (French: Port de Casablanca ) refers to the port where collective facilities and terminal handling functions are used for maritime trade in Casablanca, and shipping through the Port of Casablanca. The port is located at coordinates: 33°36'N, 7°37'W, close to the Hassan II Mosque.

The port of Casablanca is a port in Morocco and is one of the largest artificial ports in the world. Although the port of Tangier-Mediterranean, is a cargo port located in northern Morocco, about 40 kilometers from Tangier, it is also the largest port in the Mediterranean and Africa. It entered service in July 2007, with an initial capacity of 3.5 million shipping containers.It is also the largest port in the Maghreb and North Africa.

The port of Casablanca has an annual flow of more than 213,000 tons, which means 38% of the national traffic, and has a sales turnover of more than 8.94 billion Moroccan dirhams.With an area of ​​605 hectares and extending to more than 8 kilometers long. It can accommodate and handle more than 35 ships at the same time.

The port is managed by Marsa, Morocco, succeeding ODEP (office and mining DES port) as a public facility to ensure the main role of the Moroccan port forwarding management of passengers, cargo and ships.

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Summary of MACAS

Casablanca Port (port code: MACAS) is the largest port in Morocco and one of the largest artificial ports in the world. It is situated approximately 19 kilometers southwest of Mohammedia, on the Atlantic coast of Morocco.
The port, covering an area of approximately 610 hectares with 7 kilometers of quays, is sheltered by two breakwaters running in a northwest and northeast direction. The warehouse area in the port area is 150,000 square meters, the phosphate storage capacity is 320,000 tons, and the container yard area is 85,000 square meters, which can store 5000 TEU.
The port enjoys intermodal connections with its hinterland and is connected to Morocco’s main cities by highway and railway. It handles approximately 26.3 million tons of cargo and 790,000TEU annually. The main export goods are phosphates, citrus, fish, lead-zinc ore and agricultural products, and the main imported goods are grain, steel, wood, cement, coal, petroleum, machinery and electronic products.
Each year about 2,400 vessels and 122,000 passengers visit this port. The type of vessels regularly calling at this port is cargo vessels, accounting for around 88%. The maximum length of the vessels recorded to having entered this port is 268 meters. The maximum draught is 12 meters. The maximum deadweight is 84,860t.

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