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Mexican ports container volumes up 21%

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Mexican ports moved a total of 6.46m teu between January and October this year, which represents an increase of 21.8% compared to the same period in 2020, according to figures from the Ministry of the Navy (Semar).

On the Pacific coast, container movements reached 4.52m teus, up 23.4% compared to 3.66m teu from January to October 2020.

Manzanillo handled a total of 2.79m teu (+16.8%), followed by Lazaro Cardenas with 1.32m teu (+51.2%). Ensenada operated 320,637 teu (+1.3%); Mazatlan 35,490 teu (+4%) and Chiapas 34,418 teu (-3.3%).

According to the General Coordination of Ports and Merchant Marine (CGPMM), the Gulf of Mexico ports reached 1.93m teu, an increase of 18.3% more than in the accumulated to October of the previous year, when 1.64m teu were registered.

Veracruz handled 978,071 teu (+19.9%), followed by Altamira with 751,414 teu (+19.1%) and Progreso registered 131,819 teu (+8.5%).

Of the total containers handled in Mexico's National Port System, imports reached 3.27m teu, up 23.8% from 2.64m teus the year before, while exports totalled 3.18m teu, up 19.8% from 2.65m teu from January to October 2020.


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