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Lázaro Cárdenas: Cranes Delivered for New Container Facility

The first three Ship-to-Shore (STS) container cranes and two rail mounted cranes for the intermodal rail facility have been delivered to APM Terminals’ Container Terminal 2 (TEC2), now in the final stages of construction at Lázaro Cárdenas, Mexico’s second-largest container port.

The terminal development milestone was commemorated by a ceremony held in Mexico’s capital city, attended by Mexico’s General Director of Promotion and Port Administration, Fernando Gamboa Rosas, as well as Maersk Group CEO Nils Smedegaard Andersen and other senior members of Mexico’s port and transportation sectors.

"Lázaro Cárdenas TEC2 will be the most technologically advanced container terminal in Latin America, and we are very proud to be a part of Mexico’s ongoing growth as a major world trading partner and global logistics hub" said APM Terminals Mexico’s Managing Director J.D. Nielsen.

While in Mexico, Maersk Group CEO Andersen confirmed APM Terminals’ interest in expanding operations into the Port of Veracruz as part of a future public bid, eventually linking the Pacific and Gulf Coast operations through intermodal rail links intersecting near Mexico City at APM Terminals’ Cuautitlán Izcalli intermodal facility, located near 250 distribution centers in Mexico’s premier industrial zone.

In August 2012, APM Terminals signed a 32-year concession for the design, construction and operation of the TEC2 facility, representing an overall investment of US$900 million. Phase I will include a total of seven STS cranes capable of spanning 24 container rows, 750 meters/2,461 feet of quay capable of berthing two 15,000 TEU container vessels simultaneously, a fully-automated gate, and an on-dock intermodal rail facility. TEC2 is scheduled to open in early 2016 with an annual throughput capacity of 1.2 million TEUs.

Lázaro Cárdenas’ container trade jumped from 1,646 TEUs in 2003 to more than 1.0 million in 2014.

Delivery of cranes for APM‘s new Lázaro Cárdenas tec2 container terminal.
Photo/API Lázaro Cárdenas


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