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The Port of Ensenada on Mexico's Pacific coast is beefing up its infrastructure with the express objective of attracting post-Panamax container vessels and luring cargo bound to and from the USA.

Port of Ensenada beefs-up infrastructure

Last month (June) the port authority, API de Ensenada, put out a global request for bids for dredging the port’s turning basin, access channel, and container terminal berths to 14 metres (46 feet) from their current depth of 12.1 m (40 feet) at mean low water.

The project entails the removal of 1.5m cu yards of material at an estimated cost of US$16m.

The schedule calls for the contract to be awarded by the end of July, a deadline the API expects to meet, with construction starting in September and completion by the end of December 2008.

According to the API, the enlarged channel capability will allow navigation by post-Panamax vessels with up to 7,000 teu carrying capacity, enabling it to compete more effectively with its North American neighbours for shipping lines and cargo.