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Inchcape Shipping Services Coatzacoalcos was established in July 2008 as part of ISS’ expansion to provide full agency services throughout the Gulf Coast of Mexico. 


The Port of Coatzacoalcos is located on the south central shore of the Gulf of Mexico in the State of Veracruz and plays an important part in the region’s economy. Petrochemicals are the most important industrial sector with four large complexes near the city. The headquarters of the state-owned Pemex Petroquímica are located in the Port of Coatzacoalcos and it is here that the vast majority of its production is focused.


The port exports petroleum products made in Minatitlán Petroleum about 21 kilometres south and they are transferred to the port by pipeline and river transport. It also processes exports of forestry, agriculture and manufacturing.


As an important centre for transportation, Ciudad del Carmen is connected to Mexico City to the northwest and the Yucatan Peninsula to the northeast by rail, which begins at the Port of Salina Cruz on the southern Pacific coast of Mexico.




The Port of Coatzacoalcos contains four major terminals with many of the berths varying in length restrictions for vessels anchoring during the day and night:


  • Pemex (Petroleos Mexicanos) operates the Pajaritos Terminal with 13 berths handling liquid bulk products.
  • API de Coatzacoalcos, the port authority, operates the commercial terminal and wharves with eight berths handling grain, minerals, and general cargoes.
  • Troy Industries operate their own terminal with two berths handling fertilizers, sulphuric acid, phosphoric acid.
  • TSP and Agronitrogenados operate the Agrochemical Terminal. 

Cargo storage


There are ample cargo storage areas at the port including:


  • Consolidation warehouse at the western side of the port.
  • Warehouses 2, 3, 4, and 7 located at the waterfront of the docks.
  • Warehouses 5 and 6, for multiple use, located in the rear of the Port of Coatzacoalcos.
  • Container yard near the waterfront behind warehouse 4.
  • Several open yards available throughout the port facilities. 

Port details


  • Outer ship canal is 1,120 kilometres long and 15 metres deep.
  • Inner ship canal is 3,320 kilometers long and 15 metres deep.
  • Turning basin is 300 metres in diameter with a depth of 11.5 meters.
  • Commercial docks extend to a total of 2,920 kilometres long, with depths ranging from 11 to 12.2 meters.
  • The port is located at 18°7’47’’ N – 94°25’13’’ W.
  • Terminal name: Coatzacoalcos Port (Riverside)
  • Berth Name: City berth No.2 and 3 and 7 starboard alongside.
  • Max arrival draft: Berths 2,3 and 7 – 32 ft, berth 1 – 35ft
  • Max LOA: 200 mts
  • Loading Rate: Subject to ships gear/grabs operated by Stevedores
  • Loading Method: Ships gear operated by shore stevedores loading directly to trucks
  • Working Hours: 24 hours (Sundays and Holidays subject to Shippers approval)
  • Port restrictions: Daily navigation from 0600 to 1700 hrs, no night navigation from 1700 to 0600 hrs for vessels exceeding more than 170 mts LOA. Two pilots compulsory for vessels exceeding draft of 32’. Maximum sailing draft 32’. 

ISS Ciudad del Carmen understand our principal’s requirements and ensure quality services through our network of offices and the assistance of our renowned sub agents in areas where we are yet to establish ourselves. Our staffs are highly-experienced, professional and team-oriented and focused on our principals’ needs.


We offer a wide range of services including:


  • Husbandry services
  • Crew handling
  • Cash to Master
  • Assistance with customs and visa formalities
  • Ship spares
  • Supply of provisions.
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