Contecon Manzanillo SA de CV ended 2020 handling its year-to-date one millionth twenty-foot equivalent unit
CMA CGM vessel Jacques Joseph carried the millionth-TEU on its December 29, 2020 port call
Contecon Manzanillo SA de CV (CMSA), which operates the Second Specialized Container Terminal (TEC-II) at the Port of Manzanillo in Mexico, ended 2020 handling its year-to-date one millionth twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU).
The 1 millionth TEU was carried by CMA CGM vessel Jacques Joseph that called the port on December 29, 2020.
CMSA chief executive officer Fortino Landeros attributed the milestone to the support of clients, shipping agents, customs agents, carriers, authorities, and workers of the terminal.
“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,” Fortino said in a statement.
With a 33% market share in Manzanillo, CMSA is positioned as the only terminal capable of meeting the continuously growing volume requirement at the Port of Manzanillo, according to the port operator’s parent firm, International Container Terminal Services, Inc.
CMSA’s 34-year concession period covers 72.42 hectares, 70% of which has been developed and accounts for a dynamic capacity of 1.664 million 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 the only terminal that has inspection points for refrigerated merchandise and dry cargo for faster customer transactions.