Mariel Container Terminal ready to accommodate Neo-Panamax boxships

Mariel Container Terminal ready to accommodate Neo-Panamax boxships

Mariel Container Terminal (TCM) has announced that the dredging of the channel to accommodate Neo-Panamax vessels has been completed.

TCM reported that buoys have been relocated as per new channel dimensions, allowing the terminal to receive Neo-Panamax vessels of up to 366 metres long, 52 metres wide, and 15 metres deep.

According to TCM, this project aims to promote the environment and the sustainable economic development of Cuba, through the attraction of foreign investment, technological innovation, and industrial concentration.

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The Port of Mariel is strategically positioned 45 kilometres from Havana, the capital of Cuba, in a protected deep-water bay in the centre of the Mariel Special Development Zone (ZEDM).

“Thanks to our infrastructure, our privileged geographic location on the north-south and east-west routes, a reliable workforce, and high levels of security, TCM is well-positioned to continue to grow,” said Martin Jose Spini, General Manager of TCM.

“The deepening of the access channel marks another milestone for the port and will add to the strengths of TCM.” 

In February, the Houston Ship Channel expansion project marked substantial progress towards its completion goal in 2025.

The Port of Houston Authority announced that dredging of the first segment, Segment 1A, from Bolivar Roads to Redfish, has been completed on schedule and within budget.

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