New RTG cranes for ICTSI Mexico
In order to further streamline operations Contecon Manzanillo (CMSA), International Container Terminal Services, Inc’s business unit operating at the Port of Manzanillo, is adding four new state-of-the-art rubber tyred gantry (RTG) cranes to its landside equipment fleet. Seamless transit of cargo is important at Mexico’s largest port especially considering the port’s status as the preferred gateway to the Pacific coast for shippers from Asia.
Representing an investment of USD8 million, the new RTGs will help speed up container loading and unloading times at the terminal. They also reaffirm the company’s commitment to continue strengthening and expanding the port for the benefit of the supply chain.
“With the integration of these RTGs, in addition to the four that we received in the beginning of 2022, we will double our capacity to move cargo–especially by rail–thus adapting to the requirements of the market and our clients,” said José Antonio Contreras, CMSA chief executive officer.
Contreras added, “The arrival of this equipment, together with the investment of USD230 million in infrastructure and equipment that we are going to start in a few weeks, as well as the construction by ASIPONA of the new exclusive access road to the northern zone of the port and the arrival of the new x-ray equipment for Customs, will consolidate and make the operation of our terminal in Manzanillo more efficient.”