Port of Manzanillo

Port of Manzanillo



The Pacific Ocean port of Manzanillo, the largest containerized port in Mexico. The main gateway for international trade with Mexico, Manzanillo was not only the main portal for trade between Mexico and western ports in the U.S., Canada, and South America, but for trade between Mexico and various Asia-Pacific destinations in Indonesia, Australia and Russia. In addition to handling containerized traffic, the Port of Manzanillo is equipped to handle bulk products such as cement and fertilizers, petroleum products, and bulk agricultural products such as wheat, fish oil, palm oil, and refrigerated foods and fluids. The port also features a cruise terminal.

From the Port of Manzanillo, various services provide connectivity that enables products to move quickly and efficiently in every direction. This includes northward to the United States and Canada; southwards towards Guatemala, Colombia and Chile; westward, across the Pacific to Japan, China, India, Malaysia, and Singapore; and eastwards across the Atlantic to Spain, Russia, and Germany

Recent expansions of its capacity include a new Specialized Container Terminal II, with 13.6 million tons of capacity, and the Multi-Purpose Terminal, with 2.46 million tons of capacity. The construction of a new railway tunnel enables railroad traffic to flow directly into the port 24 hours a day. Key products for that service include beer, sugar, copper, steel tubes, coal and resin.

09 May 2022
Only four of the JOC Top 25 North American Container Ports handled fewer imports in 2021, but growth at major West Coast gateways lagged that of their East Coast competitors, resulting in a shift in market share.
18 Jun 2021
The six busiest North American ports eked out gains in import market share during 2020 thanks to the surge in inbound container volumes at the biggest gateways.
04 May 2020
The years-long market share bleed from North America’s traditional West Coast container gateways continued in 2019, with Savannah, Houston and Prince Rupert the main beneficiaries.
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.
Top 50 Global Container Ports 2018
09 Aug 2019
Asian gateways continued to dominate the global port market in 2018, handling more than three-quarters of the total throughput of the top 50 container ports worldwide.
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.
Manzanillo port regains rail access after protest
04 Feb 2019
Disruptions at two of Mexico’s three biggest ports highlight the risks to rail-bound goods just as the country is looking to position itself as a regional logistics hub.
Veracruz port.
31 Jan 2019
The growth in Mexican container volumes has slowed as cargo through Pacific ports rises faster than the Gulf Coast's ports for first time in five years.
Mexican port growth outpaces US, Canada
15 Feb 2017
Mexican ports handled more than 4 million loaded TEUs in 2016.
10 Jan 2017
Mexico’s top two container ports have ambitions of being alternatives for US-bound imports.