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Mexican port box volumes up 22% in Jan - Aug

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Mexican ports handled 5.11m teu between Jan – Aug this year up 22.2% on the same period in 2020.

Even, the figure is higher by 6.7% based on 2019, thus surpassing pre-pandemic levels.

According to figures from the Secretariat of the Navy (SEMAR), 3.57m teu were handled through the Pacific ports, 23.2% more than the 2.89m teu registered from January to August 2020, and 9.1% higher than in 2019.

On the Pacific coast, Manzanillo moved 2,21m teu (+18.2%); followed by Lazaro Cardenas with 1.02m teu (+46.9%). Meanwhile, the Port of Ensenada handled 247,144 teu (+1.2%); Puerto Chiapas 28,504 teu (-6.7%); Mazatlan 27,808 teu (+1.6%); Guaymas 11,835 teu (+11.8%); and Salina Cruz 2,159 teu (+6.4%).

The ports of the Gulf of Mexico handled 1.54m teu, with a growth of 19.7% compared to the same cycle of 2020; in addition to being 1.4% higher that in the same period in 2019, according to the agency.

The Port of Veracruz moved 765,870 teu (+0.5%); Altamira 592,104 teu (+10.3%); Progreso 109,010 teu (+21.3%); Tuxpan 25,687 teu (+308%); Coatzacoalcos 12,860 teu (-5.7%); Tampico 7,003 teu (+148%); and Puerto Morelos 5,610 teu (-5.1%).

Based on statistics from the General Coordination of Ports and Merchant Marine, import traffic grew 24.7% with 2.59m teu, compared to 2.07m teu ; and exports grew 19.6% with 2.52m teu compared to 2.11m teu from January to August 2020.


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