ICTSI Latin America hub handles one millionth TEU

ICTSI Latin America hub handles one millionth TEU

International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) has said Contecon Manzanillo (CMSA) ended 2020 by handling its one millionth TEU.

CMSA, which operates the second Specialized Container Terminal (TEC-11), reached the milestone on December 29 2020 during the call of the CMA CGM Jacques Joseph.

Fortino Landeros, CMSA Chief Executive Officer, said, :  “Despite the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, Contecon Manzanillo’s operations did not stop.  

“We continued to comply with the strictest health standards established by the authorities, configured our work areas for proper distancing between employees, and implemented work-from-home and other work schemes that were a complete success.”

With a 33% market share in Manzanillo, CMSA is competitively positioned as the only terminal capable of meeting the continuously growing volume requirement at the Port of Manzanillo.  Its 34-year concession period covers 72.42 hectares, 70 percent of which has been developed and accounts for a dynamic capacity of 1,664,000 TEUs.

Equipped with world-class infrastructure facilities, the terminal has a 53-hectare container yard–the largest in the port–with a total of 786 reefer plugs, ICTSI said. 

TEC-II is also the only terminal that has inspection points for refrigerated merchandise and dry cargo for faster customer transactions.

The Port of Manzanillo is Mexico’s most important port and the third most important in the Latin America region, according to ICTSI.

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