Contecon Manzanillo, operator of the Specialized Container Terminal 2 in Mexico’s Port of Manzanillo, has received its first vessel, the 5,500-TEU Maersk Kalamata.
The post-Panamax vessel will call weekly at the new terminal, which will be officially inaugurated later this year. The Maersk Kalamata will make calls along the following port rotation: Yokohama, Japan; Manzanillo; Lázaro Cárdenas, Mexico; Balboa, Panama; Buenaventura, Peru; San Antonio, Chile; and San Vicente, Chile. The inaugural call also marks the return of Maersk to Manzanillo.
CMSA, a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), registered a crane productivity rate of 46.1 moves per hour in handling the ship.
[Updated to correct port rotation information.]