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Cuba’s Mariel Container Terminal achieves 2m teu handled

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PSA-managed Mariel Container Terminal (TC Mariel) has achieved the milestone of handling 2m teu since its inauguration on 27 January 2014.

The MV Julius, from the shipping line Melfi Marine Corp, transport the container that would become the two millionth teu handled by the terminal. This vessel operates on a regular service between the Mediterranean and the Caribbean.

This milestone is part of the contribution made by TC Mariel in the modernisation and economic development project of Cuba, as a key link of Mariel Special Development Zone (ZEDM).

The ZEDM was inaugurated in November 2013 and provides a production and logistics platform.

TC Mariel offers berthing in protected waters and cargo operations with a 702 m long berth and four super post-panamax dock cranes. The terminal has an annual capacity of 800,000 teu and in 2019 it handled 322,000 teu.

PSA-operated TC Mariel’s modern infrastructure and equipment, qualified personnel, advanced technology and its access channel for panamax ships, which is the process of being dredged to receive neo-panamax ships, has positioned the terminal as a strategic logistics hub with great potential within the region.

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