ONCF: A sharp increase in turnover driven by the good recovery in passenger activity

A first class carriage on board Al Boraq, the Moroccan TGV. Annie Zheng / Business Insider The passenger activity of the National Railways Office (ONCF) confirmed its good recovery in 2021, with the number of passengers improving by 63% to 34.4 million passengers. The Office's overall turnover amounted to nearly 3.63 billion dirhams (MMDH) in 2021, up 29% compared to 2020 The passenger activity of the Office national des chemins de rail (ONCF) confirmed its good recovery in 2021, with the number of passengers improving by 63% to 34.4 million passengers. “The passenger activity confirmed its good recovery, recording significant growth compared to 2020. The results at the end of December 2021 show an exponential rebound in all the indicators: the number of passengers improved by 63%, increasing from 21.1 million in 2020 to 34.4 million travelers in 2021″, indicates the Office in a press release published after the meeting of its Board of Directors held on Thursday in Rabat, under the presidency of the Minister of Transport and Logistics, Mohammed Abdeljalil. The turnover of the activity thus increased by 92% to 1.546 billion dirhams (MMDH) in 2021, against 803 million dirhams (MDH) a year earlier, said the same source. Testifying to these good performances, Al Boraq is completing its 3rd year by switching to wind-powered traction mode, for eco-responsible mobility. It conquered in 2021, with +100% new users by transporting 2.59 million passengers, compared to 1.3 million travelers in 2020. It generated a turnover of 344 MDH in 2021, an increase of 108 % compared to 2020. Recording a sustained improvement in its indicators, freight and phosphate rail transport showed strong resilience by following this same growth trend. With more than 25.5 million tonnes of goods transported during 2021, i.e. +3.7% compared to 2020, it generated a turnover of 1.853 billion dirhams, i.e. +2.7% compared to 2020 Abdeljalil praised the efforts made by the Office to offer citizens “safe, inclusive, sustainable transport, which evolves at the pace of their requirements, and which necessarily requires a good takeover of the ONCF, a major player in mobility. of people, transport of goods and generator of logistics solutions”. For his part, Mohamed Rabie Khlie, Director General of ONCF, recalled that the year 2021 was marked by a revival of rail activity, thanks to the readjustment of the Office's strategy based on the acceleration of the digital transformation, the revitalization of key activities, the reinforcement of the synergy of the Group, the promotion of an ecosystem around the rail industry and the renovation of the industrial value chain. Overall turnover of +29% in 2021 The overall turnover of the National Railways Office (ONCF) amounted to nearly 3.63 billion MMDH in 2021, up 29% compared to 2020. This increase is explained by the performance of the passenger activity, which has returned to growth, and resilient freight transport activities, indicates the ONCF in a press release on the holding of its Board of Directors, Thursday in Rabat, under the chairmanship of the Minister of Transport and Logistics, Mohammed Abdeljalil. With regard to operating income, it recorded an improvement of 551 MDH compared to 2020, thanks to the resilience of activities and actions to control costs and maintain industrial and commercial performance, said the same source. The investment related to an amount of 1.4 billion dirhams in 2021 and was devoted solely to the completion of ongoing operations and priority projects to maintain security and quality of service. Moreover, ONCF will continue its investment effort by activating the various projects necessary to maintain performance and by accelerating studies relating to development projects. ©️Copyright Pulse Media. All rights reserved.Reproduction and distribution prohibited (photocopies, intranet, web, messaging, newsletters, monitoring tools) without written authorization