More than a million containers passed through Moroccan ports in the first half of this year, according to “Marsa Maroc” – Hoy 24

Marsa Maroc’s consolidated turnover amounted to more than AED 1.99 billion at the end of June 2022, an increase of 14 percent compared to the same period last year.

Marsa Maroc said in a statement on its financial indicators that the total volume of processed traffic reached 25 million tons during the first half, registering an increase of 9 percent compared to the same period in 2021.

This level of activity is attributed to the growth of container traffic, which amounted to 1,023 thousand EVP containers (20-foot capacity), an increase of 13% compared to the first half of 2021.

The same source highlighted that the volume of containers in transit reached 518,000 EVP, registering an increase of 42 percent compared to what was registered on June 30, 2021.

For its part, domestic demand registered an increase of 8 percent during the second quarter, compared to a decrease of 14 percent in the first quarter of 2022, which allowed it to limit its fall to 7 percent in the first quarter of 2022 , with a registered volume of 505,000 EVP containers.

This level of activity is also explained by the growth of bulk and miscellaneous, which increased 4 percent to reach 14.2 million tons.

Regarding the volume of liquid bulk, it reached 5.2 million tons, registering an increase of 16 percent due to the increase in imports of fuels, gasoline and kerosene.

Marsa Maroc clarified that the volume of solid bulk rose to 7.6 million tons, registering a decrease of 5%.

The communication highlighted that, as regards consolidated investments, they amounted to 156 million dirhams at the end of June 2022, since they mainly concerned the acquisition of various operating equipment.

For its part, the group’s net debt amounted to 954 million dirhams at the end of June 2022. This debt consists of some 2,638 million dirhams of financial debt and 1,680 million dirhams of assets.