This beginning of the year, Mexican ports recover containers

26 February, 2021

After ending 2020 with a 9.1% drop in the movement of 20-foot containers (TEU) operating 6,461,476 units, compared to 7,105,882 TEUs registered in 2019, Mexican ports showed a recovery in January 2021.

The monthly statistical report of the Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT) establishes that in that month the ports handled 584,741 TEU, which means that they were practically the same as in the same period of the previous year, when they handled 583,872 units, this is 0.1 % plus.

The advance is explained, according to the agency, by import movements that registered a total of 292,591 TEU, an increase of 0.5% compared to 291,139 in January 2020; although exports fell 0.2% with 291,636 TEU, based on 292,198 previously.

However, containers filled with merchandise had higher increases. In import traffic they totaled 258,717 TEU, 3.5% more than the 249,956 in January of the previous year; While 149,318 full containers were operated in exports, this is 9.1% higher than the 136,860 in the first month of 2020.

In turn, the empty containers go down. According to the SCT, 33,874 TEUs were presented in importation, which, in proportion to 41,183 in January 2020, show 17.7% less; while 142,318 TEUs were registered in exports, a drop of 8.4% against 155,338 previously.

Of the total number of containers handled by the ports, 399,744 were by the Pacific, this with a contraction of 4.7% based on 419,529 TEU in January 2020, where Manzanillo registered 270,603 (+2.4); Lázaro Cárdenas 97,640 (-18.2%); Ensenada 23,899 (-10.5%); Chiapas 2,910 (-20%); Mazatlan 2,910 (-17.8%); Guaymas 1,095 (-20.4%); and, Salina Cruz 334 (+ 30%).

On the other hand, the ports of the Gulf of Mexico increased their container movements by 12.6% with 184,997, against 164,343 in January 2020. Veracruz reached 86,572 (+ 3%); Altamira 76,324 (+ 23.4%); Progress 14,079 (+ 10.6%); Tuxpan 4,413 (+ 116%); Tampico 1,926 (+ 30.5%); Coatzacoalcos 1,317 (-16.8%); and Puerto Morelos 366 (-45%).

Source:  T21

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