As part of the activities carried out during the first half of this year, the General Director of the Integral Port Administration of Lázaro Cárdenas (APILAC), the Engineer Raúl Antonio Correa Arenas together with the managers of the entity, announced the results of the operation port that have been obtained through an informational meeting calling the local press, highlighting various actions, projects and achievements.
This presentation was integrated by the results of the Movement of Cargo and Green Port, the Strategic Projects and of Business Development, Public Works and Maintenance, Promotion of the Port and Linking Port City.
According to what is referred to in the total cargo movement from January to June, it is 16 million 122 thousand 68 tons, representing a 10% increase. Containerized cargo showed a movement of 662 thousand 60 TEUs, with an increase of 13%. The automotive load ended with 234 thousand 367 units, with a 5% increase.
Among the strategic projects, the expansion of the Specialized Car Terminal is contemplated by 10%. This work will begin the second half of this year and conclude the second half of 2020, in an area of 4.25 hectares and additional static capacity for 1,850 units.
In this area, the work of the coal conveyor belt of the Bulk Mineral Terminal was presented. With its beginning in the third quarter of 2018 and ending in the fourth quarter of 2019. It currently has a physical progress of 98% in an area of 13 hectares.
And finally, the change of object of the GEN company was introduced to incorporate fluid management, which begins in the second half of this year to conclude in the second half of 2020.
Regarding public works, actions to protect beach margins were presented in the Isa de Enmedio, South Zone and North Zone, the maintenance of the Albatros Bridge and improvement of roads, thus generating the creation of 966 jobs during these activities.
As part of the promotional works of the port area, the Subcommittee on Promotion (Lazaro Cardenas Port Community) has participated in three exhibitions of great relevance such as the Expo Fiesta Michoacán 2019 in the city of Morelia in this entity, the Logistics Expo and Material Handling in Monterrey, Nuevo León; and Expo Cargo in Mexico City.
Another of the relevant events has been the largest ship to arrive at a port in Latin America, where the 399 meters of the MSC Amsterdam were received in this port.
According to the presentation of the link Puerto Ciudad, sports and cultural events such as the Walk and Cycloton of Women in March with 30000 attendees stood out. The Children’s Day festival in April with 600 attendees and the Festival for Mom in May with 5,200 attendees.
Other activities include school visits, reporting the participation so far of 51 institutions and 1,830 students. The three functions of APICINE, have stood out with 1,350 attendees. The loans of the Theater of the Malecon of the Culture and the Arts, with 20 confirmed applications and also the 4,137 loans of the APIBICIS, being an essential part of these actions that seek to involve the community in general with the Puerto Lázaro Cárdenas.
During the briefing of the directors and the press, they exchanged views on the above, being a feedback exercise to detect the strengths that distinguish this port.
In the report of Puerto Verde, during the World Environment Day event a reforestation was carried out where 500 native trees of the region were planted, 2,500 mangrove plants have been donated, where the port community, educational institutions and authorities.