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ICTSI Mexico unit ends 2020 with 1M TEU milestone

Contecon Manzanillo (CMSA), a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services Inc., achieved a significant milestone last year, handling one million twenty-foot equivalent units despite the tough business conditions.

CMSA operates the Second Specialized Container Terminal (TEC-II) at the Port of Manzanillo in Mexico. Its 34-year concession period covers 72.42 hectares, 70 percent of which has been developed and accounts for 1.664 million TEUs.

“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,” said Fortino Landeros, CMSA chief executive officer.

“Despite the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, Contecon Manzanillo’s operations did not stop. We continued to comply with the strictest health standards established by the 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.

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.

The Port of Manzanillo is Mexico’s most important port and the third most important in the Latin America region.

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