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PM inaugurates APMT's New Mexico terminal

PM inaugurates APMT's New Mexico terminal

03-04-2017 14:00:00

Latin America's most technologically advanced container terminal has actually been underway since February 27. But tomorrow, APM Terminal's Mexico terminal is officially inaugurated by the Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, who is on an official visit in the country.

The Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Ramussens America tour, which started in the White House with the visit of President Donald Trump and then went to the old Danish West Indies, which 100 years ago was sold to the United States, has now come to Mexico, where the prime minister along with A.P. Møller - Maersk's CEO Søren Skou officially inaugurate the terminal in Lázaro Cárdenas on Mexico's west coast.

The terminal, which is termed as the most advanced container terminal in Latin America, however, was used for the first time on February 28 by the 9,600 TEU Maersk Salalah on Maersk Line's AC2 Transpacific service from Asia.

APM Terminal's Lazaro Cardenas is the company's second in Mexico after Yucatan and, according to APM Terminals, a state-of-the-art terminal with semi-automatic processes that are aimed at providing higher productivity and availability for customers and will contribute to Mexican growth by offering a new access road for traffic between the second largest economy in Latin America and around the world.

When the terminal has been fully developed, which is scheduled to occur between 2027 and 2030, there will be a water depth of 18 meters. At that time, the terminal will have a 1.5 km wide berth and a total area of 102 hectares. The capacity will be at 4.1 million TEU, which is handled by 15 cranes STS cranes. 10 railway tracks will connect the terminal with the rest of the region.

The total investment cost is expected to be around $ 900 million. Mexico handles Latin America's third largest container volume, only behind Brazil and Panama.

Source: Statsministeriet and APM Terminals / Maritime Denmark

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