International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) subsidiary Contecon Manzanillo (CMSA) positively ended 2020 with a milestone following the handling of its year-to-date one-millionth TEU last December.
The CMSA, which operates the Second Specialized Container Terminal (TEC-II), achieved the feat during the call of CMA CGM Jacques Joseph on 29 December.
“The event we are celebrating would not have been possible without the support of all our clients, shipping agents, customs agents, carriers, authorities and of course, the participation of our collaborators — the valuable men and women who work every day with responsibility and best attitude to serve,” CMSA chief executive officer Fortino Landeros said.
“Despite the challenges brought by the pandemic, Contecon Manzanillo’s operations did not stop. We continued to comply with the strictest health standards established by authorities, configured our work areas for proper distancing between employees, and implemented work-from-home and other work schemes that were a complete success,” he added.
With a 33 percent market share in Manzanillo, CMSA is competitively positioned as the only terminal capable of meeting the continuously growing volume requirement at the Port of Manzanillo.
Its 34-year concession period covers 72.42 hectares, 70 percent of which has been developed and accounts for a dynamic capacity of 1,664,000 TEU.
Equipped with world-class infrastructure facilities, the terminal has a 53-hectare container yard — the largest in the port — with a total of 786 reefer plugs.
TEC-II is also the only terminal that has inspection points for refrigerated merchandise and dry cargo for faster customer transactions.
According to the ICTSI, the Port of Manzanillo is Mexico’s most important port and the third most important in the Latin America region.