PETRA Puertos Especializados Transnacionales, a subsidiary of Grupo Gramosa and located in Nuevo Puerto de Veracruz, Mexico, began operations of its terminal on September 23 with an investment of 1.3 billion pesos.
The Terminal was planned, designed and built for the handling in specialized maneuvering of agricultural bulk, solid, liquid and semi-liquid, informed the president of the Board of Grupo Gramosa, Ana Luisa Montes Trejo.
Above all, in the Port of Veracruz, a $ 1.6 billion project has been developing to build five new terminals and a new cargo processing and logistics area.
The port is also working on a $ 5 billion project through 2030 that will quadruple its installed capacity to reach more than 90 million tons in its last stage by 2030.
Montes explained that the Agricultural Bulk terminal is built on an area of 100,000 square meters, has a 300-meter dock with a draft of 15 meters up to 20 meters, and also has a capacity of a flat warehouse of 13,000 metric tons, 5 10,000 metric ton silos each and 7 mechanized tanks.
Its capacity is 63,000 metric tons for agricultural solid bulks, whose technological infrastructure is the latest generation known as the helical system, with a continuous flow of 1,200 metric tons per hour, tripling the current discharge rate of any installation of the National Port System.
In addition, the terminal has four kilometers of railroad tracks, being the first bulk terminal in Mexico with direct operation by the two most important railroad companies.
Montes highlighted the importance of the technology of the Petra Agricultural Bulk Terminal, which will allow unloading an 80,000 metric-ton ship in four days and loading 75-car unit trains in less than eight hours.
In total, PETRA Puertos Especializados Transnacionales will have a facility with a storage of 126,000 metric tons in bulk and 38,400 metric tons for liquids.
“In this way, PETRA Puertos Especializados Transnacionales will offer its users excellent advantages in logistics services, supply and handling of goods,” said Montes.
The government of Mexico announced the creation of five Intermodal Coastal Port Systems, or SIPCO, to promote regional economic development and mitigate migratory pressures through the establishment of special economic development zones in port areas administered by APIs.
The SIPCOs will promote investment in industrial parks, logistics platforms, power plants and inland ports.
They will be given the necessary land, resources and authority to coordinate with municipal, state and federal governments.
The fiveregions will be: North (Ensenada, Guaymas, Topolobampo, Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta); Northeast (Altamira and Tampico); Central (Manzanillo, Lázaro Cárdenas, Tuxpan and Veracruz); Southeast (Coatzacoalcos, Dos Bocas, Salina Cruz and Puerto Madero); and Peninsular (Progreso).