Once operational in 2019, APM Terminals MedPort Tangier will be one of the most technologically advanced terminals in the world. With an investment of more than USD 800 million, the new transhipment terminal, located at the Tanger Med 2 port complex, will have an annual capacity of 3.3 million TEU.

APM Terminals MedPort Tangier will serve as a trans-shipment hub for Maersk Line and its alliance partners, and help improve global supply chain performance by attracting more vessel calls and creating more routing options. APM Terminals MedPort Tangier is ISPS certified.

This new container terminal complements the existing APM Terminals Tangier facility located at the Tanger Med 1 port complex, which started operations in July of 2007. It has an annual capacity of 2.4 million TEU. 


Located on the primary East/West shipping route through the Mediterranean Sea, APM Terminals MedPort Tangier provides a natural transhipment location for cargoes moving on vessels to and from Africa from Europe and the Far East. Every year, over 60,000 cargo vessels pass through the Strait of Gibraltar on major liner services linking Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa. 

Equipment & facilities

  • Super-post-panamax STS cranes: 12 (56m Height/72m Outreach)
  • Reefer plugs: 2,700
  • Weighing scales
  • Automated RGMs: 42
  • Shuttle carriers: 30
  • Automated gate lanes: 3 in – 2 out
  • Depth alongside: 18m/800m - 16m/400m

State-of-the-art automation

With 1,200 meters of quay (with potential for 2,000m) the deep-water terminal will employ both conventional and advanced technology operations, and a truck gate system. The 12 remote-controlled super post-Panamax cranes are the world’s largest double trolley Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes, weighing 2,500 metric tons, a height of 144 meters when boomed up, and an outreach of 72 meters with twin-lift/tandem lift capability. 

The remote-controlled cranes will provide the fastest, safest and most efficient loading and unloading services to the newest Ultra-Large Container Ships (ULCS) with capacities of more than 22,000 TEU. 42 Automated Rail-Mounted Gantry Cranes (ARMGs) will also be deployed across 21 container yard blocks.


APM Terminals has a 30-year concession and an option for 15 additional years with the Tanger Med Special Agency (TMSA) for APM Terminals MedPort Tangier. TMSA has responsibility for the development and management of the Tanger Med Port, the second-busiest container port on the African continent after Port Said, Egypt. The new APM Terminals MedPort Tangier terminal will more than double the port’s total annual throughput capacity to over nine million TEUs.


At a glance

✔ Quay: 1,200m (potential 2,000m)
✔ Berths: 3
✔ 60 Ha yard
✔ Annual capacity: 3.3 million TEU
✔ Concession until 2046
✔ Operational 2019