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Container volumes at Mexican ports drop 9.1% in 2020

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Mexican ports saw a dramatic decrease in container volumes in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic handling 6.46m teu , down 9.1% from 7.1m teu the year before.

Container cargo had grown steadily since 2010 posting double digit growth a slow- down in the mid-2010 and picking up in 2017 when more than 6m teu were moved.

According to figures released by the Secretariat of Communications and Transport (SCT), the Pacific Coast registered the highest cargo movements with 4.46m teu, a decrease of 8.1% compared to 4.85m teu in 2019.

Ports in the Gulf of Mexico moved 2m teu, a drop of 11.2% compared to 2.25m teu the year before. Exports fell by 9.3% to 3.23m teu while imports also registered a decrease of 8.8% to 3.22m teu compared to 3.53m teu in 2019.

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