The National Ports Agency (ANP) said this Wednesday, September 16 that the traffic passing through its ports reached at the end of August 2020 an overall volume of 62.6 million tonnes, an increase of 6.8% compared to the same date of the previous year.
According to data published by the ANP, port activity recorded an increase of 9.8% in August 2020 compared to the same month of the previous year, reaching a global volume of 7.8 million tonnes.
Imports grew by 8.8% to reach a volume of 38.9 million tonnes, an increase mainly due to the increase in imports of cereals (+ 51.1%), livestock feed (+ 22.4%), coal (+ 10.1%), ammonia (23.3%) and sulfur (+ 16.2%).
For their part, exports increased by 4.5% to reach 21.7 million tonnes, due in particular to the increase in fertilizer traffic (+ 30.8%), underlines the ANP in its note. monthly.
In addition, cabotage volumes fell 4.6% to 2 million tonnes, a decline that the agency explains by the drop in container traffic at the port of Casablanca (-5.3% ) and diesel at the port of Mohammedia (-32.8%).
Finally, the note indicated that the ports of Mohammedia, Casablanca and Jorf Lasfar ensured the transit of 49 million tons which represents approximately 78.3% of the traffic of the ports managed by the ANP.