Tanger-Med is a cargo and passenger port located about 40 km east of Tangier
. It is one of the largest ports on the Mediterranean and in Africa
by capacity and went into service in July 2007. Its initial capacity was 3.5 million shipment containers.
The Tangier-Med Project will contain the biggest port in Africa. The project is a strategic priority of the Moroccan government for the economic and social development of the North Morocco region. It is part of the economic policy orienting Morocco towards exports, based on eight clearly identified export sectors, with particular emphasis on the free trade agreement with the European Union to be implemented by 2012.