Operation transit of Moroccans living abroad (MRE) through the ports of southern Spain to northern Morocco has improved markedly since the opening of Tanger-Med port.
The activation of this port infrastructure has been very positive impact on the fluidity of movement and movement of passengers and vehicles between the two countries, according to Deputy Assistant Director-General of Planning, Operations and Emergencies Operation transit.
Featuring a large capacity, the Tanger-Med port has a linear docks capable of receiving more boats providing transportation of passengers and vehicles, has he pointed out, noting that the coordination between services of the Moroccan Royal Navy and its Spanish counterpart in this aspect is very successful.
The Moroccan and Spanish parties also set up a fleet plan to exit concurrently five boats from the port of Algeciras and Tangier-Mediterranean one and two cargo from port infrastructure. This coordination also affects the movement of migrants between the ports of Tarifa and Tangier City, through the commissioning of four against four other boats ferry to Algeciras port city of Ceuta.
In this regard, the Spanish official welcomed the excellent cooperation between all stakeholders Moroccan and Spanish, in order to make sure proper management of large flows of passengers and vehicles throughout the operation of Transit ranging between 15 June and 15 September.
It was reported that the total number of passengers passed through the same port between June 15 and July 31 totaled 443,279 passengers, representing an upsurge of 15% compared to the same period last year. Meanwhile, the number of vehicles approximately 5.6% with a total of 119 vehicles, 895 on the same service between Algeciras and Tanger-Med, noting that the port of Tarifa has also recorded an increase of 31.8% for passengers (124,015) and 32% for vehicles (20,928).