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ICTSI adds new equipment in Mexico terminal

Photo: ICTSI New cranes arriving at ICTSI's Mexico terminal
International Container Terminal Services, Inc’s (ICTSI) terminal in Manzanillo, Mexico is adding four yard cranes.

ICTSI’s Mexico’s Contecon Manzanillo (CMSA), is adding four new rubber-tyred gantries (RTG) to its landside equipment fleet to further consolidate cargo movement at the gateway port.

The new $8m-RTGs will help speed up container loading and unloading times at the terminal. They also reaffirm the company’s commitment to continue strengthening and expanding the port for the benefit of the supply chain.

“With the integration of these RTGs, in addition to the four that we received in the beginning of 2022, we will double our capacity to move cargo–especially by rail–thus adapting to the requirements of the market and our clients,” said José Antonio Contreras, CMSA Chief Executive Officer.

 “The arrival of this equipment, together with the investment of $230m in infrastructure and equipment that we are going to start in a few weeks, as well as the construction by ASIPONA of the new exclusive access road to the northern zone of the port and the arrival of the new x-ray equipment for Customs, will consolidate and make the operation of our terminal in Manzanillo more efficient,” he added.

Streamlining CMSA’s operations at the Port of Manzanillo is vital to ensure to the seamless transit of cargo from all over Mexico, especially considering the port’s status as the preferred gateway to the Pacific coast for shippers from Asia.

ICTSI registered revenue of $1.06bn, an increase of 20% from the $882.6m reported for the first six months of 2021.