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Sailing Away From The Competition

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Not content with operating Mexico’s largest port terminal, Hutchison Ports LCT aims to position itself within the top 50 major port terminals in the world. The port operator offers comprehensive logistics services, which are backed by infrastructure and high-performance personnel.

LCTThe scholarly St. Jerome once said, “Good, better, best. Never let it rest, ’til your good is better and your better is best.” Container terminal Hutchison Ports LCT in Lázaro Cárdenas embodies this credo perfectly: the biggest port terminal in Mexico is expanding to make LCT even stronger, with more capacity and infrastructure to serve its customers.

Hutchison Ports LCT has the most agile dispatch in the Mexican port system, a product of the experience and knowledge gained from other terminal business units in our company. Nowadays, it only takes a few minutes to perform a container dispatch, which can be done from the customer’s office safely and efficiently.” —Alfredo Huesca Sánchez, General Manager.

Spurred by the Mexican government’s US$5 billion port infrastructure investment, LCT uses the latest-generation equipment and, when the upgrade is complete in November 2017, will be the most agile terminal in the entire Mexican port system. Its productivity will rival that of other top North American ports like Balboa, Panama, and Long Beach, in the United States. The expansion project boosts the strategically positioned Pacific port’s dynamic capacity to two million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) on a 76-hectare property that can accommodate up to three New Panamax ships simultaneously. The LCT terminal is supported by 39 yard cranes and can be accessed via four rail spurs, with four more planned. 

Unmatched agility and productivity
Even before the expansion, LCT was already the nation’s most productive port facility. The company was founded in 2003 as a subsidiary of global port operator Hutchison Ports, and it has been able to leverage the knowledge and experience of its parent

2_8P6A9752firm to improve its logistics. As a result, LCT boasts Mexico’s lowest delivery times and can process and disseminate 40 percent of its cargo on the same day. 

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