Maritime cargo movement grows in Mazatlan

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The director of Asipona estimated that in the first quarter of 2023 there will be 30,000 vehicles imported through the port

Mazatlán, Sin.- The port movement by sea through the port of Mazatlán increases significantly, since in the first quarter of this 2023 it grew 20 percent compared to the same period of the previous year.

The director of the National Port System Administration, Mariel Aquileo Ancona Infazón, stated that in addition to the arrival of tourist cruises, the importation of vehicles registers an increase, as well as the load of steel.

He commented that this year the import of vehicles has increased and that the mobilization of more than 150 thousand cars of different brands is expected.

“In these three months we have taken 5 to 6 times more than what we had last year, right now we should have approximately 30,000 cars as of March 31 that have arrived for imports and we have another 13 ships with 30,000 vehicles for this month. April,” he said.

Ancona Infazón explained that the imported vehicles that arrive by sea in Mazatlán are from companies such as Chirey, General Motors and MG Motors, in most cases from here they are distributed by rail or land to different cities in the country.

He added that to this is added the arrival of cargo and supplies such as steel, which has already exceeded the same amount of the first quarter of 2022, also increasing the labor supply, from 500 to 600 direct jobs.

“A ship will arrive with 20,000 tons of steel, among all these, a ship will arrive with 5,100 cars at the same time, it is the largest there is and has arrived in Mazatlan. We must take care that here we have increased significantly, cruise ships, imported cars, cargo, ferries that are increasing a lot, every day they carry more people and more cargo, ”he said.

The director of Asipona pointed out that in addition to the economic resource that was put into the recently inaugurated Delfín avenue, north of Mazatlán, they will give continuity to Emilio Barragán avenue, with a part of the avenue and lighting.

He added that it also contributes to the tourist image, for this reason they donated the fence of the port area so that urban artists can create murals alluding to Mazatlán and that this is another attraction of the destination.

Source: El Sol de Mazatlan