MEXICAN subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services recently took delivery of a pair of quay cranes and five rubber tired gantries as part of its second phase capacity improvement for the Pacific coast.

Built by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries, the new quay cranes can service the largest vessels plying intra-Pacific routes, with reach of up to 24 container rows across.

CMSA chief executive Fortino Landeros said the new cranes would contribute to CMSA’s leadership performance in the national and international logistics chain.

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“With the arrival of the cranes, CMSA will be able to serve larger boxships and further increase operational capacity,” Mr Landeros said.

“Along with the terminal’s current second phase expansion, this would further consolidate our position as the leading container terminal in Mexico.”

Apart from the new cranes, ICTSI is said to be “beefing up” CMSA’s capacity as part of its second phase expansion – including the terminal’s yards and entry and exit gates, and investments in technology and personnel training.

Among the fastest-growing marine gateways in America, CMSA achieved its first year-to-date, four-millionth TEU milestone last July.

ICTSI is the parent company of Victoria International Container Terminal, the Melbourne-based stevedore.

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