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Coatzacoalcos (MXCOA)

Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico

Port Code MXCOA Port Name Coatzacoalcos
City Coatzacoalcos Country/Region Mexico
Port Type Feeder Port Category Port City
Latitude 18.13527395 Longitude -94.4049988
Coatzacoalcos Port (port code: MXCOA) is the principal oil port in Mexico. Located 1.6 nautical miles from the entrance to Rio Coatzacoalcos, it is the southern-most port in the Golpho de Campeche.
The harbour is divided into two parts, with a Free Port on the west bank of the river and Pajaritos, an oil port, owned by Pemex, in a separate basin off the east side of the river. Berths on the Free Port wharf are situated approximately 2 nautical miles inside the breakwater heads, starting with No 1 Berth at the north end of the wharf. Berths at the tanker and liquefied gas terminals are situated in Darsena de Pajaritos, which opens off the river approximately 1.75 nautical miles inside the breakwater heads. The port has 8 general cargo berths and 9 tanker berths. There are Free Port facilities for bulk, container and general cargo.
The port contains four major terminals, namely Pajaritos Terminal, operated by Pemex (Petroleos Mexicanos); a commercial terminal, operated by API de Coatzacoalcos, SA de CV; Troy Industries SA de CV’s terminal, and Agrochemical Terminal, operated by Agronitrogenados SA de CV.
There are ample cargo storage areas in this port. The consolidation warehouse is at the western side of the port. Warehouses 2, 3, 4, and 7 are located at the waterfront with the docks. Warehouses 5 and 6, for multiple uses, are located in the rear of the port. The container yard is near the waterfront behind warehouse 4, and several open yards are available thorough port facilities.
The port handles approximately 29.2 million tons of cargo and 1,300 vessels annually. The types of vessels regularly calling at this port are tankers, accounting for about 39%; and cargo vessels, taking up around 28%. The maximum length of the vessels recorded to having entered this port is 247 meters. The maximum draught is 11.9 meters. The maximum deadweight is 115,577t.

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