International Logistics

Boasting of two coasts, México has a large number of seaports available on both the east and west coast of México to satisfy the nation's rapidly developing modern industrial and service sectors. Each port is serviced by a wide variety of customs, logistics and transportation providers.

The principal ports, which handle more than half of México's merchandise traffic, are located in Altamira, Veracruz and Tampico (in the Gulf of México) and in Lázaro Cárdenas and Manzanillo (in the Pacific Coast).

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Gulf of México

Veracruz is a major port city on the Gulf of México and in the Mexican state of Veracruz. Located approximately 300 Km southeast of México City, the Port of Veracruz is México's major seaport on the east coast, serving all of Central and Southern México as well as North, Central and South America, Europe and Africa.

The Port of Veracruz is served by the Administración Portuaria Integral (API) de Veracruz SA de CV (www.puertodeveracruz.com.mx).

Veracruz is located approximately 800 Km southeast of the Ritchie Bros. auction site in Torreón.

Altamira is located in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. The Port of Altamira lies on the north-central shores of the Gulf of México and it is the main container port for the state of Tamaulipas.

The Port of Altamira is served by the Administración Portuaria Integral (API) de Altamira SA de CV (www.puertoaltamira.com.mx).

Altamira is located approximately 880 Km southeast of the Ritchie Bros. auction site in Torreón.

Located the north bank of the Río Pánuco in the State of Tamaulipas, Tampico is one of México's major port cities. The Port of Tampico is located about ten kilometers west of the Gulf of Mexico and approximately 700 kilometers northeast of México City.

The Administración Portuaria Integral (API) de Tampico SA de CV (www.puertodetampico.com.mx) serves the port of Tampico.

Tampico is located approximately 440 Km southeast of the Ritchie Bros. auction site in Torreón.

Pacific Ocean

Lázaro Cárdenas is a port city located in the southern part of the Mexican state of Michoacán.

Located where the Rio Balsas drains into the Pacific Ocean, Lázaro Cárdenas is served by the Administración Portuaria Integral (API) de Lázaro Cárdenas SA de CV (www.puertolazarocardenas.com.mx).

Lázaro Cárdenas is located approximately 800 Km south of the Ritchie Bros. auction site in Torreón.

Located in the Mexican state of Colima, Manzanillo contains México's busiest port.

The Administración Portuaria Integral (API) de Manzanillo SA de CV is the port authority for the Puerto de Manzanillo. The port is also served by Servi-Port SA de CV (www.servi-port.com.mx).

Manzanillo is located approximately 650 Km southwest of the Ritchie Bros. auction site in Torreón.

The following is a partial list of Freight Forwarders and Service Providers in the Region

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Trucking Companies (México)

Customs Broker (USA)