Mexico's Guaymas Port May Pick Up California's Slack

Officials in Mexico are looking to capitalize on delays at California ports to redirect work to Guaymas.
September 16, 2005, 11am PDT | Brenda Meyer
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"The idea of turning Guaymas into an international port is not new. For decades the problem has been getting goods quickly over the border and down the road from Arizona. The port also lacks the specialized cranes needed to lift cargo containers onto ships.

But in recent years, 14- to 21-day delays at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., Arizona's closest outlets to the sea, have made Guaymas more attractive.

...Gov. Janet Napolitano visited Guaymas last year and called for an effort to develop the port, saying it could become a 'critical seaport connection for Arizona trade.' Arizona ships about $5 billion in goods to Asia each year, mostly aerospace products."

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Published on Thursday, September 15, 2005 in The Arizona Republic
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