The new APM Terminals’ facility in the Mexican port of Lacaro Cardenas handled its first ship. The first vessel calling at the terminal was the container ship Maersk Salalah with a capacity of 9,600 TEU in the framework of the AC2 service of the Danish operator. The terminal in Lazaro Cardenas is second APMT terminal in Mexico and currently having capacity for 1.2 million TEU, covering an area of 49 hectares, with length of the quay wall 750 m and a depth of 16.50 m. The company plans to expand the terminal and make it important container hub in Latin America, investing about 1 billion USD into the project and increasing capacity to 4.1 million TE, depth to 18.00 m and quay length to 1,500 m with total area of 102 hectares.
“Mexico is a key component of the investment strategy of APM Terminals on emerging markets”, said the managing director of APM Terminals in Mexico, Jose Rueda. “Mexico is the third largest of container in South America after Brazil and Panama”, added he.
The Port of Lazaro Cardenas is the largest Mexican seaport and one of the largest seaports in the Pacific Ocean basin with an annual traffic capacity of around 25 million tonnes of cargo and 2.2 million TEU. Lacaro Cardenas is home to a deep-water seaport that handles container, dry bulk, and liquid cargo.