Table 11-4b Top 20 Mexican Water Ports by Tonnage (Domestic and International): 1996

Table 11-4b
Top 20 Mexican Water Ports by Tonnage (Domestic and International): 1996

(Thousands of metric tons)

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Port name Total Domestic International Containerized shipments
(as percent of total tonnage)
Number of vessel
entrances/ clearances
Cayo Arcas, Camp. 31,471 4 31,467 NA 417
Pajaritos, Ver. 31,352 6,080 25,272 NA 954
Dos Bocas, Tab. 23,437 44 23,393 NA 1,145
Salina Cruz, Oax. 16,798 11,598 5,200 0.8 537
Isla Cedros, B.C. 14,784 7,509 7,275 NA 1,189
Lázaro Cárdenas,   Mich. 12,007 3,721 8,286 0.8 425
Manzanillo, Col. 9,994 3,818 6,176 16.8 704
Veracruz, Ver. 9,917 631 9,286 23.2 1,396
Tampico, Tamps. 8,374 2,390 5,984 6.4 1,148
Tuxpan, Ver. 7,047 4,226 2,821 0.1 327
Guerrero Negro,   B.C.S. 6,890 6,890 N NA 1,077
Guaymas, Son. 5,660 2,453 3,207 NA 496
Punta Venado, Q.   Roo 6,021 NS 6,021 NA 106
Topolobampo, Sin. 2,971 2,803 168 NA 247
San Marcos, B.C.S. 2,786 6 2,780 NA 308
Rosarito, B.C. 2,638 1,625 1,013 NA 99
Coatzacoalcos, Ver. 2,433 545 1,888 NA 287
Altamira, Tamps. 2,414 125 2,289 41.6 667
Progreso, Yuc. 2,322 947 1,375 3.7 462
La Paz-Pichilingue,   B.C.S. 2,015 1,852 163 NS 600
Subtotal-top 20 ports 201,331 57,267 144,064 2.9 12,591
Tonnage, total all  Mexican   water ports 208,581 63,450 145,131 NA NA
Percent of tonnage of all    Mexican     water ports 96.5 90.3 99.3 2.9 NA

KEY: N = Data are nonexistent. NA = Not applicable. NS = Not significant.

NOTE: Ports are ranked by total tonnage.

SOURCE: Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. Coordinación General de Puertos y Marina Mercante. Los Puertos Mexicanos en Cifras 1990-1996. (Mexico City, D.F.: 1997).