Terminal operator expands vehicle traffic capacity at Mazatlán port
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As a result of the increase in the vehicles it handles, the Maritime Terminal Mazatlán (TMAZ), whose main shareholder is the Chilean company SAAM, will expand over two properties with which it intends to increase its operational capacity by 2,600 units, through an estimated investment of US$ 350,000, Jorge Martínez, General Director of the company, according to a report by logistic news site T21.
The executive said that the company has already begun the necessary procedures before the Mazatlan Port Authority (API) and the Tax Administration Service (SAT) to extend its supervised site and add these spaces to the almost 16 hectares it currently has.
TMAZ has a yard inside its controlled premises for 1,600 vehicles, but it has the possibility of expanding the area by 20% with another space that would allow it to house 1,000 additional vehicles, Martinez explained.
The executive added that both spaces are already used for the import of vehicles, but once approved the necessary procedures they can also be used for export.
At the beginning of the year, TMAZ began receiving shipments of Mitsubishi vehicles, which is why the company considers it necessary to expand its infrastructure for the upcoming growth.
The port mobilized 81,000 vehicles during the past year, representing an increase of 8% over the previous year. By 2019 the company estimates to handle 120,000 units. Mitsubishi alone plans to transit 35,000 vehicles through this terminal.
According to the T21 report, Ford and Nissan also mobilize vehicles through TMAZ.