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The cargo port of Tangier-Med is located around 40 km to the east of the city of Tangier in Morocco. The port opened in 2007 and is one of the largest ports in the Mediterranean and in Africa. The second phase of the port's development began in 2009 in order to meet the increasing demand for the port's services. The port also deals with passenger traffic which is accommodated in the new passenger terminal, which replaced the city of Tangier port as the destination for ferries arriving from Europe. Facilities in the new terminal include a bureau de change, a small shop, a cafe and ATM's.
Tangier's history has been influenced by the many different civilisations and cultures that have ruled the city since the 5th century BC. Between the period of being a strategic Berber town and then a Phoenician trading centre to the independence era around the 1950s, Tangier was a refuge for many cultures. In 1923, Tangier was considered as having international status by foreign colonial powers, and became a destination for many European and American diplomats, spies, writers and businessmen.
Gibralta is located at the southern end of the Iberian Peninsular, at the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea, and is a British Overseas Territory. Sharing a border with Spain, Gibralta is a major tourist attraction in the region, and whose economy has traditionally been dominated by the British military, with naval dockyards providing the bulk of the economic activity. Over recent decades though the influence of the military on Gibraltar's economy has declined, to be replaced by financial services, online gambling, shipping and tourism. Gibraltar's port is a popular stopover port for cruise ships whose many passengers disembark for day trips onto the Rock which is also popular with day trippers from Spain. Gibraltar's shops are also of particular interest to its visitors as all goods sold on the Rock are VAT exempt, as are the services provided from Gibralta.
A ferry service operates between Gibraltar and Tangier in Morocco. Passenger and cargo ships can also be found anchored in Gibraltar's Harbour.