Jean-Baptiste DJEBBARI, French Minister Delegate for Transport, visits the Port of Tanger Med and a CMA CGM container ship

  • CMA CGM, a longstanding economic partner of Morocco
  • Tanger Med, a strategically located port hub in the Mediterranean at the crossroads between Asia and Europe

During a visit to the Port of Tanger Med, Jean-Baptiste DJEBBARI, the French Minister Delegate for Transport, and French Ambassador to Morocco Hélène Le Gal, toured the CMA CGM Zheng He container ship accompanied by representatives from the CMA CGM Group and the Tangier Mediterranean Special Agency (TMSA). Built in 2015, the CMA CGM Zheng He has a capacity of 17,859 TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units). It is deployed on the French Asia Line 3 which links Asia to Northern Europe.

CMA CGM, a longstanding economic partner of Morocco

Morocco boasts a strategic location for CMA CGM at the crossroads of the trading routes between Europe, Africa and the Mediterranean, with the Group being present there since 1983. CMA CGM has over 1,000 employees in-country, with 31 of its shipping lines making more than 1,300 calls there every year. They serve the whole world with direct links to over 41 ports from Morocco.

CMA CGM Morocco has a presence at all the country’s commercial ports along its two coastlines, from Nador to Dakhla, as well as three main offices in Tangier, Casablanca and Agadir.

In addition to its shipping activities, the Group has contributed to Morocco’s economic vitality by offering a broad range of dedicated services, including overland transport, port handling and logistics.

CMA CGM, a leading port terminal operator in Morocco

Tanger Med is a global logistics hub located on the Strait of Gibraltar and connected to over 180 ports around the world. It can handle 9 million containers, 7 million passengers, 700,000 trucks and 1 million vehicles.

The CMA CGM Group, via its Terminal Link subsidiary, owns a 40% stake in the Eurogate container terminal at the Port of Tanger Med 1, which represents Africa’s gateway to the world and a bridge between continents. The terminal occupies 400,000 sq. m., with an 812-m-long wharf and an 18-m-deep harbour that enables it to accommodate the largest container ships in the world. Of late, these have included the CMA CGM JACQUES SAADE, the Group’s 23,000-TEU flagship and the world’s largest liquefied natural gas-powered (LNG) containership.

Lastly, its Terminal Link subsidiary is also participating in the development of the Casablanca container terminal via Somaport.