Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has announced it has expanded its operations in Mexico with the opening of a new office in Veracruz.
The Veracruz office, ISS’ fourth in the country, is planned to enable the company to cover 80% of ports with the greatest commercial activity across the Gulf of Mexico. A new development project at the Port of Veracruz is also expected to increase the capacity by a further 25% when completed in 2018.
According to the announcement, the port is located to the east of Mexico and is multifunctional with numerous specialist terminals including container, chemicals, general cargo and vehicles. As well as handling nearly three million tonnes of cargo last year, the port is one of the largest for vehicle import and exports in the country. It is also the only private terminal in Mexico for repair and dry dock.
ISS Veracruz is expected to offer a full range of marine services including marine solutions, offshore services, logistics and project services and is primed for any offshore project in the area. ISS Operations Manager, Manuel Coronado is due to lead on marine operations with his five-strong team, while Project Manager, Lazaro Souza, is due to head up offshore operations with his team both reporting to the General Manager for Mexico, Gustavo Robles.
Tim Cahill, ISS Executive Vice President, North America, said of the announcement, “Opening our new office in Veracruz is a great development for ISS. The port is a key Mexican gateway to trade and has an excellent strategic location to complement the requirements of our global clients.” He added, “The port of Veracruz is known for its quality infrastructure and high levels of productivity, efficiency, quality and safety which also makes it a great match for ISS. We are looking forward to its future success.”
Source: Inchcape Shipping Services