South Zone – Issue 50

++maerskline++ Maersk coming back to Altamira and Veracruz

Mexico City,- Maersk Line, the ship company, announced their return to Altamira and Veracruz ports next year and estimated their growth in Mexico will reach between 12% and 15% upon closing 2010, Eivind Kolding, CEO, informed.

In his visit to Mexico, Kolding informed that the new service will be weekly with ships with capacity for 2,500 TEU’s (equivalent to 20 feet containers) and will connect Europe and Mexico in a route where they are expecting to move 125,000 TEU’s per year, due to larger trade flows with the Old Continent.

“We see good business development in Mexico; consumption is also growing so both, partners and consumers have increased their demand. Some analysts are forecasting an increase in trade between Europe and Mexico close to 15% for 2011”, he said.

He pointed-out that Mexican ports work with internationally acceptable efficiency levels.
Maersk Line moves close to 80,000 containers in Mexico and currently arrives to Ensenada, Manzanillo, Progreso and Lazaro Cardenas ports.