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ICTSI Mexico posts best ever year

ICTSI subsidiary Specialised Container Terminal (TECII) Contecon Manzanillo, in Mexico, closed 2020 with a record volume of just over 1m teu up 1.03% compared to 998,006 teu the year before.

The one million mark was achieved after seven years of operations with the arrival of CMA CGM Jacques Joseph on 29 December. TECII-Contecon has a total capacity of 1.6m teus.

 “Definitely the arrival of the CMA CGM ACSA 1 service in April 2020 was an important impulse to achieve this goal,” said Contecon ceo Fortino Landeros.

CMA CGM showed a sustained growth during all 2020 in the Mexican ports of Manzanillo and Lazaro Cardenas.

ICTSI was selected to build and operate TEC II-Contecon with a concession of 72.42 ha. in November 2009, being this the largest concesion of the Port of Manzanillo, which today has a development of just over 70%.  Contecon operates 33% of the market in Manzanillo, the only one with sufficient capacity to meet the volume demand in the Port of Manzanillo.

This terminal has the largest yard (53ha.) with a total of 786 plugs to store refrigerated containers, being the only specialised container terminal that has an inspection point for refrigerated goods and dry cargo within its facilities. 

"The operations of Contecon Manzanillo did not stop [because of Covid -19], on the contrary, they continued under the strictest health standards established by the authority. We conditioned our work areas and implemented work schemes such as the "home office" which proved to be a success, " said Landeros.

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