The port of Nador (Port Code: MANAD) is a commercial port on the Mediterranean servicing the Rif area of Northern Morocco. The port is officially in Beni Ensar / Aït Nsar and shares its piers and entrance with the port of the Spanish enclave Melilla. It is a semi-artificial port using the Bou Areg Lagoon. The port is directly connected to the Spanish enclave Melilla: the Port of Melilla uses approximately 70% of the wet area, while Nador port uses the remaining 30% of the south-east area. The port is used as ferry/ro-ro port, dry-bulk and has facilities for hydro-carbons. The ro-ro facilities are used by ferry operators on the route to/from Spain.
The operator MarsaMaroc, who operate the main ports in Morocco, offer the following facilities in Nador Port. The port can be divided in three main parts:Terminal 2: The main good terminal has 700 metres of deep-water keys (13 metre deep) and another 300 metre keys with a water-depth of 10 metres. This Terminal 2 is a bulk goods terminal receiving bulk-goods such as ore and billets for the nearby steel-mill SONASID and is also used as (small) fishing port. A total of 14,7 hectare land-area is available for storing or moving goods. Nador Port is now an important ferry terminal for North-Eastern Morocco with direct daily links to Spain (Almeria and Motril) and weekly connection to France (Sete) For ferries operating to Europe the port offers 600 meter keys for Roll-on/roll-off ferries with elevated foot-bridges for foot-passengers to cross the car-traffic on different levels and thus not hindering each other at (dis)embarkation with also 13 meter depth. Hydrocarbon port: Finally there is a 100 metre long pier for reception of hydrocarbons with a waterdepth of 13 metres.