In order to strengthen the port infrastructure, the National Ports Agency (ANP) has launched the construction of the new cruise terminal at the port of Casablanca. The economic capital is positioned as one of the pillars of the country’s tourist attractiveness.
Mobilizing investments, this project, which consists of the construction of a new cruise terminal with comfort works, will ultimately allow restructuring and rehabilitation of the port area of Casablanca.
The cruise terminal aims to support tourism projects and strengthen the attractiveness of the metropolis in accordance with Vision 2020. With a capacity of 450,000 cruise passengers per year, it will also meet the demand that is made. increasingly strong travel agencies for cruise tourism.
According to the ANP, the infrastructure will be backed by the Moulay Youssef jetty in the port, at the height of the old oil post. It will accommodate vessels up to 350 m in length and 45 m in width, with a depth of 9 meters. Likewise, a ferry terminal that meets international standards is to be fitted out on its medians.
“The ANP aims to eventually erect the port of Casablanca at the head of the line for this traffic (the starting point of the cruise). The new cruise terminal will therefore have nothing to envy in terms of organization, management, security and safety, with similar facilities in other international port cities specializing in the reception of liners, “the agency said.