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Eight points to modernize the port system: Peña Nieto

Improve connectivity, enhance and streamline trade procedures are measures seeking to place Mexico as commercial reference

CNN Mexico – June 2, 2013

The president Enrique Peña Nieto announced Saturday eight-point plan to boost the development of maritime-port system of Mexico, with the intention of seizing the “geography” of the country and make it “a landmark of world trade.”

“The goal is to make our Navy and our ports a global example of progress and prosperity, Mexico allowing its full potential,” said Peña Nieto during the celebration of Navy Day in Tapachula, Chiapas.

The event was also attended by the Secretary of the Navy, Francisco Soberon Vidal Sanz, and the governor of Chiapas, Manuel Velasco. Persentes were also the Interior Minister, Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, and Secretary of Social Development, Rosario Robles.

Mexico has about 114 enabled ports and terminals, according to information from the Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT). Of these, 56 are located in the Pacific Ocean, and another 58 in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.

These are the points of the plan for the ports:

First: To promote the development of world class ports, that promote exports, international trade and domestic market.

Second: Improve the rail and road connectivity to the port system.

Third. Generate conditions for an “agile and modern logistics” in the port nodes. Promote two sets of ports, Gulf and Pacific.

Fourth. Application of the installed capacity of ports, mainly in those with saturation problems.

Fifth. Reduce transit times for cargo specialized terminals.

Sixth. Streamline Customs and tax red tape in ports.

Seventh. Encourage the re-launch of the merchant marine.

Eighth. Form the development of cabotage and short sea transport as an alternative to land, goods in transit.

More information CNN Mexico

In Mexico, Pemex will invest U.S. $ 67 million in modernizing docks

State oil facilities will rehabilitate seven ports

May 31, 2013

The public company Pemex announced that this year will invest 840 million pesos (almost $ 67 million) for the rehabilitation and modernization of the country seven springs.

In a statement to the Mexican stock exchange, the oil company said the project includes the rehabilitation of facilities in La Paz (Baja California Sur), Mazatlan (Sinaloa), Salina Cruz (Oaxaca), Lerma (Campeche), and two in Birds (Veracruz).

When starting work on the seaport of Guaymas (Sonora), the deputy director of Pemex Refining Distribution, Francisco Fernández, said that the investment will increase the “operational reliability and security of shipping and port activities.”

Pemex’s commitment is to operate in secure facilities and abide by the rules established in the area, he said.

He said that the work at the marine terminal of Guaymas, which moves an average of 18 million barrels of fuel from the refinery in Salina Cruz (Oaxaca) involve an investment of 119.7 million pesos (U.S. $ 9.5 million ).

The works at the oil dock, built in 1963, provide repair degradation on structures, platforms, catwalks, walkways, pipes, fire network, among others.

Fernandez said that investments have also been made to rehabilitate pipelines Guaymas-Hermosillo and Guaymas, Obregón.

The Mexican government has stressed that it is vital infrastructure that is used 365 days a year in order to get fuel and generate development.

Mexico Pemex holds a monopoly on the exploitation of oil and refined products. Worldwide, it is the fifth largest producer of crude oil.

More information: Mundo Marítimo

Dos Bocas Port: 20% of load movement increased

Dos Bocas Port: 20% of load movement increased

By Hugo Hernandez – May 30, 2013

The April, cargo handling port terminals Dos Bocas in Tabasco, increased 20% when registering 2 million 556 thousand 306 tons against the two million 130 thousand in the same period last year, in addition to completing 2000 153 boat arrivals.
Multipurpose Terminal, which operates foreign trade of bulk, general cargo and specialized services to the oil industry, reports a 111% increase in cargo handling, with 98 000 685 tonnes, mostly composed by exports sugar and liquid asphalt imports and an increase of 34% in arrivals, with 465 boats.

Terminal Supply, specializing in the supply logistics of the oil industry, has mobilized 769 000 180 tons of raw materials, fluids and materials, which means an increase of 14% compared to the same period in 2012.

Regarding the export of crude oil in the area monobuoys, there were a total of 1 million 540 thousand 201 tons, with 18 total ship arrivals tanks.

As for the movement of oil and its derivatives in the first quarter of the year rose 17% Dos Bocas, from 1 million 560 thousand 453 tons in the same period last year, 1 million 826 thousand 442 tons until April this year.

More information: T21MN

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