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IPA Steel Terminal in Altamira

excellent infrastructure and high security

Clipper is one of four shareholders in the IPA Steel Terminal in Altamira, Mexico, which was operative in April 2009. It is the only dedicated steel and break bulk terminal in Altamira.

The IPA Steel Terminal is a multipurpose modern cargo handling facility located in the free zone of the port of Altamira, Mexico. Its first-class infrastructure provides excellent rail and road links to Monterrey, Monclova, San Luis Potosi, Queretaro, Guadalajara and Mexico City, making it the best choice for import and export cargoes on the Mexican Gulf coast.

The IPA Steel Terminal has complete camera surveillance, round the clock security and complies with all ISPS security and customs regulations.

Read more about the terminal or watch this video on YouTube.

A Clipper vessel, carrying a cargo of 3,785mt of steel coils to the automobile industry, was the first to call at the new terminal. Since then, more than 6,600,000 mt steel has been handled through the facility.


  • Dedicated terminal for steel products 
  • 273m quay length 
  • 12+ meter draft
  • 11,000 sqm warehouse space 
  • 200,000+ sqm open storage space
  • On site rail track
  • Two 100 mt Gottwald cranes for heavy cargo 
  • Combined crane capacity 150 mt for tandem heavy lifts

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