​The overall volume of commercial traffic handled by Moroccan ports, for the first quarter of 2024, reached 55.2 million tonnes compared to 48.8 million tonnes compared to the same period of the year. previous year, an increase of 13.3%: Domestic traffic recorded a volume of 28.3 million tonnes, recording an increase of 8%, while transhipment reached a volume of 26.9 million tonnes, i.e. growth of 19.5% compared to the 1st quarter of 2023.

​The distribution of traffic saw a predominance of transhipment activity, thus representing a share of 48.7% of overall traffic, followed by imports with 31.5%, exports with 16% and cabotage with 3.1%. .

Thus, imports reached a volume of 17.4 million tonnes (+11.3%), exports a volume of 8.8 million tonnes (+7.5%), cabotage a volume of 1.7 million tonnes (-15.2%) and the bunkering of hydrocarbons a volume of 422.8 thousand tonnes (+5.7%), for the benefit of ships transiting the Strait of Gibraltar.

Regarding the main strategic traffic handled by Moroccan ports, the 1st quarter of 2024 saw an increase in container traffic (2.6 million TEU/+16.8%), imported hydrocarbons ( 2.9 million tonnes/+9%), cereals (2.7 million tonnes/+40.4%), phosphates and related products (6.8 million tonnes/+25.2%) transport international road transport (149,131 units/+8.3%) and new vehicles (173,199 units/+19.1%), on the one hand, and the drop in coal traffic (2.5 million tonnes/-9, 5%), on the other hand.

For passenger traffic, Moroccan ports saw 576,955 passengers pass through at the end of March 2024, a decrease of -4.9% compared to the same period of the previous year. Cruise activity also saw a drop of -45.4% with a number of 37,456 cruise passengers.

Concerning the volume of landings of coastal and artisanal maritime fishing products, for the 1st quarter of 2024, it experienced a drop of -14% to stand at 181,280 tonnes.

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