Hutchison Ports, one of the world’s leading terminal operators, has announced that its ICAVE terminal at the Port of Veracruz, Mexico, has officially begun operations.
The manoeuvring facility welcomed its first vessel – CMA CGM’s “WHITE SHARK” container ship – on July 1, 2019.
With the ability to load and unload containers by both land and sea, the container terminal is considered to be specialized for handling various types of cargo.
According to a statement, the arrival of the ship marks a significant milestone in the history of foreign trade in Mexico, changing the dynamics of Veracruz’ port community and furthering the trade hub’s status as gateway to the rest of the world.
Felicitamos a ICAVE por el arribo del buque portacontenedores “White Shark” a la nueva terminal de Contenedores de Hutchison Ports ICAVE, dando así inicio a la operación de la primera etapa de ampliación y modernización del Puerto de Veracruz.#SuvsiverGlobal #Trailers #Pensión pic.twitter.com/cnq6Ve8SeU
— Suvsiver Global (@SuvsiverGlobal) July 4, 2019
Translation: We congratulate ICAVE on the arrival of the container ship “White Shark” to the new Container terminal of Hutchison Ports ICAVE, thus starting the operation of the first stage of expansion and modernization of the Port of Veracruz.
This vessel call also followed the ground reception of ICAVE’s first containers on June 25, Hutchison celebrating the first of many to pass through the terminal.
After berthing at the terminal upon its arrival, a process that began at around 6.30 am, containers were unloaded until 8.20 am to kick off operations at the facility.
A mission statement for the terminal reads: “To offer, inside the transport chain, the best option in providing cargo services to strengthen the international trade.”