The post-Panamax vessel will call weekly at the terminal, and run the route of Yokohama-Manzanillo – Lazaro Cardenas – Balboa – Buenaventura – San Antonio – San Vicente. The inaugural call also marks the return of Maersk to Manzanillo. SCT 2 will be officially inaugurated later this year.
CMSA is being developed in two phases. Construction of Phase 1-A began last year and comprises a 720 m long quay with 15 ha of backland, equipped with four quayside gantry cranes and 10 RTGs, which arrived in February. The cranes are the largest and fastest operating in the ICTSI group, having a 63 m outreach and able to reach 23 wide containers on deck
When finally completed the new facility will comprise three berths, each 360 m long with an alongside depth of 16 m and a 2m teu a year handling capacity, allowing the port to handle 4m teu a year in total.