Mariel dredging complete, TCM Neo-Panamax ready

Mariel Container Terminal (TCM) said that the dredging work of its access channel has been completed.

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Buoys have been relocated as per new channel dimensions, allowing the terminal to receive Neo-Panamax vessels of up to 366-metres long, 52-metres wide, and 15-metre deep.

“The deepening of the access channel marks another milestone for the port and will add to the strengths of TCM,” said Martin Jose Spini, General Manager of TCM.

The port of Mariel is ideally positioned in the Caribbean region, said TCM.

It is located 45 km from Havana, the capital of Cuba, in a protected deep-water bay.

Also, it is in the centre of the Mariel Special Development Zone (ZEDM), a project that promotes the sustainable economic development of Cuba, through the attraction of foreign investment, technological innovation and industrial concentration, while guaranteeing the protection of the environment.

An efficient rail and road network connects the ZEDM with Havana and Cuba’s main population centres.