SSA Mexico’s Marine Vehicle-Handling Hub Initiates Operations

By October 18, 2013Press Releases

On October 4, SSA Mexico commenced vehicle processing operations at the Port of Lázaro Cárdenas. Vehicles manufactured in Mexico were loaded for export to Latin American destinations aboard the NYK Line vessel, MV TALIA.

This marked the commencement of operations which will later involve the construction and operation of a major RoRo facility in Lázaro Cárdenas. The new terminal will be one-of-a-kind in Mexico, offering 600 meters of waterfront, two berthing positions dedicated to RoRo Vessels, 42 hectares of storage yard, and an array of vehicle services.

This marks an important step in the modernization of the Port of Lázaro Cárdenas. The Port’s specialized automobile terminal will serve as the center of Mexico’s vehicle handling operations as well as a hub for this activity along the Pacific Coast.

This milestone is the result of collaboration with the Lázaro Cárdenas Port Authority and will support Mexico’s continued economic growth.

Media Contact:
Lauren Offenbecher
SSA Marine, Seattle
(206)654-3532

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SSA Marine, a subsidiary of Carrix, Inc., is the largest U.S. owned and among the world’s largest privately-held container terminal operators, handling approximately 22 million container TEUs per year at its marine and rail terminal operations. The 64 year-old company serves more than 120 locations worldwide, including port operations throughout the U.S., Canada, Panama, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Vietnam and South Africa.