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Chinese firm starts work on Mexico's Tuxpan terminal

Chinese firm starts work on Mexico's Tuxpan terminal
China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC) started work on 8 July to build the second phase of SSA Mexico’s new Tuxpan terminal with at a cost of $53m.  

SSA Mexico, a subsidiary of SSA Marine of Seattle-based Carrix Group Holdings, the world’s largest private-owned port operator, has started the development of the second phase of port installations for the handling of containers and general cargo in Tuxpan at a total cost of $130m.

SSA Tuxpan will have a capacity of 710,000 teu and is expected to begin operations in December 2015.

Also for this second stage, SSA Mexico has committed $81m to purchase four super post-panamax cranes and automated stacking cranes (ASC).

The first phase of the works is close to being concluded.

The new installations and port infrastructure in Tuxpan Port will benefit shipping companies, importers and exporters that will handle their merchandise through the Gulf of Mexico, and that added to the conclusion of the Mexico-Tuxpan highway, it will mean an important development for the Tuxpan Port and the Valley of Mexico.

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