Major Commercial Ports in Mexico

Foreign trade is one of the most important drivers for boosting our country’s economy. Fortunately, thanks to Mexico’s numerous trade agreements with different nations and its infrastructure, our country has become one of the main trading partners of some of the world’s most important economies, such as the United States.

In this blog, we will talk about the most important commercial ports in Mexico.

Manzanillo Port

It is considered the most important port in the country for three main reasons. The first is the volume of goods handled here, making it one of the three most important ports in all of Latin America. The second factor is its strategic geographical position, located on the Pacific coast in Colima, with ships arriving from or departing to countries like China, Japan, India, or the west coast of the United States, known for significant trade exchange. Finally, the third reason is its infrastructure to handle bulk cargo, frozen goods, etc.

The main products exported from Manzanillo Port are:

  • Beer
  • Sugar
  • Copper
  • Steel tubes
  • Coal
  • Resin

Veracruz Port

Located in the Gulf of Mexico, with access to the Atlantic Ocean and connections to North, Central, and South America, Europe, and Africa, Veracruz Port stands out for its extremely modern service infrastructure. Historically, it is the oldest and most significant port in the country. Additionally, it is one of the most important for the automotive industry.

Lázaro Cárdenas Port

Another major port located on the Pacific coast, but in the state of Michoacán, is Lázaro Cárdenas Port. It is unique as the only port in Mexico capable of receiving vessels up to 165,000 tons displacement. Additionally, Lázaro Cárdenas Port is the first specialized terminal for vehicle movement, with a dynamic capacity of over 600,000 vehicles per year.

Altamira Port

Located in the northern Gulf of Mexico within the state of Tamaulipas, Altamira Port has road and rail access. This port is very important to the country because it ranks first in the movement of petrochemical fluids. In addition to handling general and multipurpose cargo operations for fluids, it also handles bulk cargo of grains, minerals, and LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas).

Ensenada Port

Just 110 kilometers from Mexico’s border with the United States, in Baja California, is Ensenada Port. Due to its location, the primary destination and origin of its cargo is our northern neighbor, the USA. However, this is not the only country it connects with, as it also sends and receives goods from Asian countries, Nicaragua, and New Zealand, giving it significant importance in the country’s foreign trade operations.

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