CMA CGM will be the first shipping line to call Tuxpan Port Terminal (TPT), on the Atlantic coast of Mexico, with the Victory Bridge service connecting Tuxpan with the US and Europe.
The $375m, 710,000 teu terminal is the first automated port to begin operations in Mexico. Tuxpan Port Terminal (TPT) is a subsidiary of Seattle-based SSA Marine.
The 2010-built 4,200TEU vessel CMA CGM Hammonia Venetia will make the maiden call at Tuxpan on 4 July.
The service will leave Le Havre on June 12 before calling at Antwerp, Rotterdam, Bremerhaven, Charleston, Savannah, Miami, Veracruz, Tuxpan, Altamira, Houston and New Orleans.
The US$370m terminal is operated by SSA Marine, a subsidiary of Carrix, which operates container terminals across the Americas and in Vietnam.