Bulletin 549 - Friday, December 23, 2011
Guaymas breaks record and receives containers ship
Mexico City.- Guaymas Port will close this year as sixth in the Mexican Ports System for the volume of commercial cargo moved, adding to almost 4 million tons, which make it the port with the largest year-to-year growth, 33% up to November.
Year closing could not be better for this successful port in northwestern Mexico, which for the first time received a ship with commercial cargo in containers, to start moving goods in the traditional steel boxes.
Guaymas has been the most successful port in Mexico, moving international cargo, mainly between the United States and Asia.
Glass Factory creates 1,486 jobs in Nava, Coahuila
Saltillo, Coahuila.- Grupo DIFA announced a US$685 million investment in the construction, on a total surface of 373,000 square meters (4,014,922 sq. feet), of a new plant, to be installed in three stages at Nava Municipality to manufacture glass containers, creating 1,486 direct Jobs and over 6,000 indirect jobs.
After the final stage, total production will reach 9 million 600 thousand glass containers per day in 6 kilns.
Construction of the first stage means a US$245 million investment and the generation of 559 direct jobs and around 2,000 indirect jobs. After this first stage is completed, the plant will have the capacity to manufacture 3,200,000 containers per day; this stage is expected to be completed in the first half of 2013.
Maysteel to establish in Mexico
Mexico City - The US company Maysteel, which manufactures metal stamps, will start operations in Mexico with the opening of a plant in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, next March.
No less than 60 people will be employed at these premises, which will occupy 50,000 square feet, where complex stamping and finishing processes will be performed for the manufacture of metal covers and cabinets, in addition to assembling chassis and making welding processes, in order to meet the demand of their main customers and looking for new business opportunities here.
"Manufacturing these supplies in Mexico, near our customers, has much more sense to both, cut down production costs and for more efficient logistics and reducing delivery time", Monte Roach, President and CEO for Maysteel, declared.
Source: CNN Expansion
US$100 million to be invested in incinerating plant
Madero, Tamaulipas.- US$100 million investment is estimated for the construction of a garbage incinerating plant to give service to municipalities in southern Tamaulipas.
Jaime Turrubiates, Ciudad Madero City Mayor, said that by exercising these resources, which come from the private sector, important benefits will be obtained by Tampico, Madero and Altamira municipalities.
"If everything goes well, it will be next summer when construction of this plant starts, with an investment estimated in US$100 million. This will be previously discussed with city councilors in each of the municipalities and members from the State Congress", Mayor Turrubiates pointed-out.
He said that during the meeting held last Monday with Magdalena Peraza, Tampico City Mayor, and Pedro Carrillo, Altamira City Mayor, and authorities from IMPELAN, as well as representatives from Kontakto, the company that has made one of the most feasible proposals for the garbage incinerating plant, an agreement was reached to meet again and analyze the terms of the agreement to be entered.
Source: En Linea Directa
Nissan Mexicana will produce 1.3 million units in 2013
Mexico, Aguascalientes.- The Japanese news agency Nikkei informed that Nissan Motor will invest US$2 billion in Mexico in 2012 to generate an additional production of 600,000 units and reach 1.3 million units per year, with the construction of their second plant at the State of Aguascalientes.
Nissan in Mexico said that this information may only be attributed to the news agency and that they cannot make any comments on this issue.
Nikkei had already informed this a few weeks ago and high officers from the State of Aguascalientes disclosed the news of an important investment to be made by Nissan Mexicana at the State. On the other hand, Nissan, headed in Mexico by Jose Muñoz, would not confirm the news because they said that "the project is still under analysis and the company is still to make a decision among Mexico, India or Vietnam".
Source: Al Volante
Chihuahua is among the 10 states with the greatest logistics potential
Silao, Guanajuato.- Mexico has 10 states with high potential to become logistic platforms, since they have all the conditions required for inland ports.
According to Jorge Arturo Acevedo Alarid, Director of Guanajuato Inland Port, Chiapas, Jalisco, Nayarit, Durango, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Tabasco, Veracruz and Zacatecas are potential seats of logistics platforms.
Mexico, he said, has geographical features that allow building logistic platforms and increasing operations synergy, and therefore there should be a port in each states, especially considering that no large investment is required, only vision and creativity.
Source: El Diario
Brazilian businessmen confirm investments in Veracruz: Duarte
Veracruz, Mexico.- Executives from the Brazilian company Odebrecht confirmed to Governor Javier Duarte de Ochoa the millionaire investment they will make in Veracruz for the construction of the petrochemical complex Etileno Siglo XXI, an ethanol plant and a dam to supply water to Xalapa.
In Etileno Siglo XXI project, a joint venture with their affiliated company Braskem and the Mexican company Idesa, Odebrecht will invest US$3 billion in the state's southern region and will create 800 direct jobs, 2,200 indirect jobs and between 6,000 and 8,000 temporary jobs during construction. The ethanol plant will have an investment close to US$2.5 billion and will create 2,000 direct jobs.
Together with Marcelo Bahia Odebrecht, President and CEO, Odebrecht SA, and Carlos Jose Fadigas de Souza, President, Braskem, Governor Duarte said that the investment to be made by Odebrecht and its affiliated Braskem in Veracruz, one of the most important they make throughout the Continent, will consolidate development, progress and prosperity not only in the southern region but throughout the whole state.
Etileno Siglo XXII plant will produce one million tons of ethylene and polyethylene per year, which will provide for an increase in the domestic production of these supplies and cut down polyethylene imports for a value close to US$2 billion.
Source: Jornada de Veracruz
MEXICO'S WEEKLY HEADLINES
- -- Mexican Peso devaluated 11.24% in 2011
- -- Mexico passes International Monetary Fund test
- -- Plastics industry will invest US$1.6 billion in 2012
- -- Year rated "good" for air industry in Mexico
- -- Cosmetics industry grows in Mexico