Chambers of commerce give green light to disembarkation of cruise ships in Mazatlan


They point out that not only the tourist aspect has to be seen since the economic spill in the port is vital.

MAZATLÁN.- After last Tuesday the state government did not allow the disembarkation of two cruise ships in the port of this tourist destination, the Chamber of Commerce at the national, state, and local level established its position by pointing out that before carrying out any kind of cancellation of a ship in Mazatlán, all sectors are taken into account.  

Roberto Lem González, president of Canaco Mazatlán, commented that the arrival of cruise ships should continue in Mazatlán since they have two important aspects as a Chamber, one is that people already know how to act and take care of themselves.  

He expressed that the destination is on the right track, and pointed out that the solution is not to stop the port, but to support the sectors by taking care of the sanitary protocols since the Covid-19 will not go away, so you have to learn to walk with it.

“We have to take care of the balance of the economy, the arrival of cruise ships until yesterday, 48 arrivals to the city, where more than 98 thousand 39 passengers with 59 thousand 699 crew members have arrived, which leave 120 dollars for each one when they go down, ”said Lem González.  

For his part, the president of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce in Sinaloa, Miguel Hernández Fonseca, said that the sanitary conditions of the port are correct to be able to provide continuity in tourist activity.  

Guillermo Romero Rodríguez, general secretary of Concanaco Servytur México, pointed out that stopping the arrival of cruise ships in Mazatlán is not the best solution, but rather the reinforcement of protocols and care.   

He indicated that there are a total of 257 chambers nationwide in 650 delegations, they are located in more than 900 municipalities and more than 750 thousand affiliates that are of great importance throughout the country.  

“All economic activities are essential, since in all of them there is an economic need, but we must be very careful with the protocols, we cannot stop an activity that generates a great spill to the destination and towns near the port,” he said.  

He added that each time a ship arrives in Mazatlan with 3,400 passengers and crew, approximately 75 percent drops, around 2,500 people, and this generates 7.5 million pesos. 


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