Terminal operator hits 1M TEU milestone

    CMSA handled its one-millionth TEU during the call of CMA CGM Jacques Joseph.

    Contecon Manzanillo (CMSA) positively ended a difficult year with a milestone with the handling of its year-to-date one millionth TEU last December.

    CMSA, which operates the Second Specialized Container Terminal (TEC-II ) of Mexico’s Port of Manzanillo, achieved the feat during the call of CMA CGM Jacques Joseph before the year 2020 ended.

    “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, Landeros said 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,” Landeros said.

    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 TEUs.

    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.