Port of Lázaro Cárdenas

Port of Lázaro Cárdenas

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The Port of Lázaro Cárdenas, Mexico’s second-busiest port. This deepwater seaport is equipped to accommodate post-panamax vessels, and handles containerized cargo, dry bulk, and liquid cargo. A new semi-automated terminal, opened in 2017, has the capacity to handle more than 1.2 million containers per year, increasing Lazaro Cardenas’ overall capacity to 29 million tonnes. As a result of continued congestion at Long Beach and Los Angeles, Lazaro Cárdenas is expected to act as an alternative gateway for some shippers seeking timely delivery to their customers on the US Pacific coast. Well-connected to Mexico City, just 620 kilometers away. Moreover, Lazaro Cardenas is also directly connected to numerous locations within Mexico and the United States by the Kansas City Southern de Mexico rail network.

 

While Gulf Coast ports predominantly handle cargo to and from Europe and the US, Lazaro Cardenas and Manzanillo handle a combined total of about 60 percent of Mexico’s port throughput, with much of it going to and from Asia.

04 May 2020
The years-long market share bleed from North America’s traditional West Coast container gateways continued in 2019, with Savannah, Houston and Prince Rupert the main beneficiaries.
24 Dec 2019
Altamira, Mexico’s fourth-largest port by cargo volume, is moving ahead with dredging work and a bridge repair project that port officials hope will attract larger cargo volumes.
24 Oct 2019
The third blockage this year of the main rail line into the Mexican Port of Lázaro Cárdenas, which is operated by Kansas City Southern of Mexico (KCSM) will likely add to shipper fears that moving cargo by rail is unreliable.
Growth in containerized port volumes in Mexico outpaced those of US Ports in 2018
06 May 2019
Thanks to the country’s strong manufacturing sector and reasonable economic growth, the increase in cargo handled by Mexico’s ports outpaced that of both the US and Canada in 2018.
12 Feb 2019
Kansas City Southern has resumed service after protesters lifted a blockade that had shut down lines to and from Mexico's two largest ports.
Manzanillo port regains rail access after protest
04 Feb 2019
Disruptions at two of Mexico’s three biggest ports highlight the risks to rail-bound goods just as the country is looking to position itself as a regional logistics hub.
Veracruz port.
31 Jan 2019
The growth in Mexican container volumes has slowed as cargo through Pacific ports rises faster than the Gulf Coast's ports for first time in five years.
18 Oct 2017
The facility will be the first in Mexico dedicated exclusively to handling vehicles.
07 Apr 2017
In April 2015 the government said it will increase capacity and improve infrastructure and operations at the country’s ports.
Mexican port growth outpaces US, Canada
15 Feb 2017
Mexican ports handled more than 4 million loaded TEUs in 2016.
10 Jan 2017
Mexico’s top two container ports have ambitions of being alternatives for US-bound imports.
map of Mexico ports
09 Jul 2015
When it comes to containerized traffic in manufactured goods, the key ports in Mexico’s $5 billion port infrastructure initiative will remain Veracruz on the Gulf, where volumes have soared from 543,000 TEUs in 2001 to nearly 850,000 in 2014 and a projected 894,000 TEUs this year, and Lazaro Cardenas along the Pacific coast, which is handling 1 million TEUs a year, a decade after opening.