Port of Altamira



The Port of Altamira is located on Mexico’s Gulf coast, just north of the port city of Tampico at the southeastern tip of Tamaulipas state. For many shippers, Altamira offers convenient land and rail connections that link it directly to the northern and central parts of the country, including such important cities such as Monterrey, Saltillo, Reynosa, Guadalajara, and Mexico City, located about 310 miles southwest of Altamira. Overall, about half of Altamira’s cargo either originates in -- or is destined for -- the northern states of Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, and Coahuila. About 28 percent of its cargo either comes from -- or is destined for -- the central Mexican states of San Luis Potosí, Zacatecas, Jalisco, Guanajuato, and Querétaro.


The Port of Altamira, which serves shippers in a broad range of industries, also offers maritime connections to some 125 ports around the world through various shipping lines that handle general and containerized cargo. Its railroad connections are with Ferromex (the largest railroad in Mexico), Ferrosur (which largely serves southeastern Mexico) and Kansas City Southern, whose extensive rail network includes destinations in both the United States and Mexico.


Oct 27, 2022 2:00PM EDT
Fourth-Quarter Trucking Report: Building Drayage Resilience
Nov 10, 2022 2:00PM EST
24 Dec 2019
Altamira, Mexico’s fourth-largest port by cargo volume, is moving ahead with dredging work and a bridge repair project that port officials hope will attract larger cargo volumes.
16 Oct 2019
Mexico’s fourth-largest port by volume is bucking the trend of slower cargo growth by posting solid gains in volume this year that far outpace the rise in cargo through all Mexican ports combined.
Growth in containerized port volumes in Mexico outpaced those of US Ports in 2018
06 May 2019
Thanks to the country’s strong manufacturing sector and reasonable economic growth, the increase in cargo handled by Mexico’s ports outpaced that of both the US and Canada in 2018.
Port of Tuxpan.
24 Jan 2019
Mexico's port of Tuxpan has found a niche offering an alternative to truck and rail on cross-border trade, as the port seeks to fulfill its potential.
06 May 2016
For the second consecutive year, no U.S. West Coast port achieved double-digit growth or even made the Top 10 fastest-growing ports among the JOC Top 25 North American container ports in 2015.