Veracruz Port congestion causing diversions

Congestion at the Mexican Port of Veracruz has now become so bad that some consignments are being diverted to other domestic ports, according to Leobardo Saldívar, president of the National Chamber of Cargo Carriers (Canacar), reports Port Strategy. Saldivar said that the port lacked available capacity, particularly in containers As a result, shipments were going through other ports and generating extra work for the road haulage community.

He said that the Port of Altamira had been a particular beneficiary, where traffic had increased by 25% and was expected to continue growing. Saldivar said that the situation at Veracruz was so bad that neither terminals nor customs officials had any spare capacity left to accommodate further vessel calls and that Altamira remained the main alternative.