Altamira port handled more than 18 million tons of cargo

The Port of Altamira mobilized during 2015 just over 18 million tons, which means a growth of four percent in the total cargo. The CEO of the Port Authority of Altamira, José Carlos Rodriguez Montemayor, said that from January to December last year 18.03 million tons mobilized through 837 thousand vessels, allowing an increase of 4.6 percent in response to such item.

He said that last year the general cargo loose maintained steady growth; December, this load achieved a cumulative 29 percent, totaling 2.99 million tons mobilized increase. “This thanks to the continuous arrival of wind turbines, automobiles, steel products and project cargo,” he said. He said other loads that showed growth was containerized, which recorded a total of 5.9 million tons moved that achieved an increase of 10.9 percent. “The behavior of the bulk was also important as 4.1 million tonnes of ore were mobilized, that is 12.24 percent more compared to the same period of 2014,” he said. He stressed that in the agricultural area totaled 418 000 943 tons, totaling 4.4 million tons of petrochemical fluids, highlighting the import of various raw materials installed in the industry. “The cars had an important year in the reception and automotive handling, transfer units 2015, import and export were

received, making the port and its operators were consolidated in handling this load with 83 000 931 units were handled , allowing an increase of 6.6 percent, “he said. Rodriguez Montemayor said the growth that occurred during 2015 was due to teamwork, so expect the 2016 modernization projects that are destined for port materialize.

Source: MéxicoXport