Friday, June 08, 2018

Tangier's New Fishing Port and Marina

On Thursday in Tangier King Mohammed VI inaugurated a new fishing port and Tanja Marina Bay, two structuring projects including conversion of the port area of ​​the city at a cost of more than 6 billion dirhams

These two projects aim to make the city of Tangier a destination of choice for pleasure tourism and cruises on an international scale and the improvement of the conditions of fishing professionals by offering them modern facilities that meet their needs.

The new fishing port of Tangier required a budget of 1,189 million dirhams and will provide an ideal working environment for fishing professionals, will allow a better development of the fishing sector in the region, and help boost investment and create more jobs in the sector.

This new fishing port comprises 1,167 metres of protective structures, 2,537 metres of berthing and wharfage piers, 11 ha of ponds and 12 ha of berths. It houses all the equipment necessary for the proper functioning of the port, including ice factories, cold stores, a standard container management unit, stores for shipowners and wholesalers, premises for artisanal fishermen, coastal and offshore fisheries, a hall for artisanal fisheries, a shipyard, ship repair shops and administrative buildings.

The centrepiece of the port is the fish market for coastal and offshore fisheries. Located in the heart of the port, this hall has a refrigerated exhibition and sales area, a reception hall for the identification and weighing of products, an airlock and shipping, cold rooms, a fish counter and a veterinary office.

This seafood marketing infrastructure focuses on improving quality, product valuation, the fluidity and transparency of commercial transactions, and the development of fishing activities in the region.

Built according to the most demanding international quality standards, this hall is equipped with technologies that ensure the computerisation of the sales process as a whole. The computerisation which allows in particular to maximise the speed and the transparency of the transactions and which ensures a rigorous follow-up of the traceability of the products.

Another structuring project inaugurated by the King is the marina Tanja Marina Bay, made for a global investment of 635 million dirhams and offering important infrastructures dedicated to the reception of the sailors eager to discover the charm of Tangier.

With its 800 moorings for boats ranging in length from 7 to 90 m, and the 600 rings for boats of 7 to 30 m planned under the second tranche, this marina, located in the heart of the bay, offers the largest number of moorings in the Kingdom and a multitude of services to international standards.

This marina is also equipped with food and entertainment areas, covered parking with a capacity of 435 seats, a nautical club, and a resort.


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