Nice info Tim
The new port of 'Tanger Mediterranean' is coming online this summer in a phased introduction. As from today, 17 May 2010, all ferries from Algeciras that previously went to 'Tanger City' will instead go to 'Tanger Med' which, seeing as it is a shorter crossing, should result in a faster transit.
Ferries from Tarifa, Sète, Barcelona and Genoa will for the moment continue to land at Tanger City, but will transfer to Tanger Med in October.
The map below shows the new ferry route in red. The road links from Tanger Med are excellent with a new motorway (shown in dark blue) connecting the port to the existing A1 motorway heading south to Rabat.
Heading east is a new four-lane highway to Fnediq (next to Ceuta) that then connects to the new motorway to Tetouan.
It's about time
I hope they've upgraded the customs system rather than transferred the chaos that was/is Tanger city......
There's a nice track by the way Tim, a mile or so down the road from the port heading inland that is worth a look
Well whoever is the first to use it, can we please have a decent report on the entry system and whether it has improved etc
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For anyone who's interested in civil engineering and the like, there's a great thread on the new port on Skyscraper City. Post #70 on the thread shows a passenger train on the link between the passenger terminal at Tanger Med and the recently opened Tanger Ville station (in Tanger) with trains every two hours. From 2013 the Tanger Ville station will host Morocco's first TGV links, with a target of cutting the transit time to Casablanca from nearly six hours to just over two.
Tanger City port will concentrate in future on cruise ships and the development of a marina.
Thanks for that Tim...a good find...I head back in Sept for about 6weeks off roading...hopefully someone can post as to what they find in the way of getting thru customs...in comparison to the normal Tanger debacle
Im gonna give this crossing a go when i go over in July will give a report on my return
Great.....(I just hope it will be more fluid than the other ports...)
Entered via Tanger Med yesterday. Police passport control on board ship with check as you disembark that you have been stamped. Then you ride about 1 km to the customs. Happy smiling faces, not a tout in sight.
I had a new passport, hence a new police control number so I had to visit a police cabin first whilst I was entered on the computer, then the customs stamped my temporary bike import form, and that was it.
Thats decided it for then im gonna use this entry when i go next week. Cheers Tim
The price I paid in 2008 seemed very expensive for such a quick crossing and it would be a great help to people if those that have travelled this route a lot would please give a price they paid insted of being vague, after all, it is a big part of your overall budget.
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I booked through www.aferry.to and paid something like £65 return bike and rider Algeciras to Tanger Med using Acciona Trasmediterranea.
I set the return date way in the future, no problem when I returned earlier.
Yes, completed import forms online per thread on this forum.