Shipping ports in Mexico

Mexico's 5 most important ports

The port network in Mexico consists of 117 ports and several terminals throughout the territory, there are 5 that cover the highest percentage of commercial cargo movements which positions them as the most important, here we tell you which are:



Its strong exports are, in this port its main destinations are the United States, Canada, Guatemala and Colombia, Japan, China, India, Malaysia and Singapore. Products include beer, sugar, copper, steel pipes, coal and resin.

Lazarus Cardenas

Because of its large capacity, facilities, location and key connections in the U.S. market, it is a very important point for Mexican container traffic. It is conditioned to receive and manage cargo in containers, whether dry and liquid cargo.


Given its strategic location in the Gulf serves all points in central and southern Mexico through rail networks and highways, its connections reach north, central and southern America, Europe and Africa.


Half of the cargo originates or destination in the northern part of the country, as well as the central regions such as: San Luis Potosí, Zacatecas, Jalisco, Guanajuato and Querétaro.


Its main destination and origin is the United States, it has connection with its main highways, and the cities of Tijuana, Tecate and Mexicali, which facilitates the possibility of reaching the southwest US.

The map of Mexico's port network can be found at: SCT

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