APM Terminals (APMT) marked the completion of the first phase of its new Lazaro Cardenas container terminal in Mexico by welcoming its first vessel.
Netherlands-based APMT is investing $900m in the entire project, which is expected to be fully completed between 2027 and 2030.
The first ship to call at the Pacific Coast terminal was the 9,600 teu Maersk Salalah on a route from Asia. APMT is owned by Danish conglomerate Maersk Group.
Lazaro Cardenas is Mexico’s first semi-automated terminal and, in this first phase, covers 49 hectares. Its quay is 750m long and it has a depth of 16.5m.
The Port of Lazaro Cardenas is named for a former president and revolutionary general of Mexico.