Along its 11,500 km of coastline, Mexico has 117 ports and terminals enabled. 67% of the cargo movement is concentrated in 16 commercial ports, of which the most important are: Manzanillo, Lázaro Cárdenas, Altamira and Veracruz, which operate 96% of the contained load.
According to data reported by the General Coordination of Ports and Merchant Marine, from January to November 2017, Mexican ports operated 5,853,023 containers of 20 TEU, projecting an increase of 12.9% compared to 2016.
The growth of automotive exports
The automotive sector continues to energize the sector, thanks to the significant export (55%), as the vehicles transported by sea in Mexico added 1,646,000 units, representing an increase of 41% compared to 2016.
The port of Veracruz remains the leader in automotive cargo, having increased by 36.7% compared to 2016. Altamira ventured by increasing the vehicle load by 86.5% with 177,440 units, and Lázaro Cardenas followed in their footsteps, registering a growth of 42%, with 386,331 units.