The Administración Portuaria Integral (API) de Guaymas, S.A. de C. V. is the port authority for the Puerto de Guaymas. API Guaymas has set forth its mission as maximizing the value of the port to the region’s economic and social fabric and to make the Puerto de Guaymas an international trade center for northwestern Mexico and the southwestern United States. The Puerto de Guaymas contains 1.2 thousand meters of wharves with six docks at depths of 13 (two docks), 12 (one dock), 9 (two docks), and 4 (one dock).
In 2006, the Puerto de Guaymas handled over 3.3 million tons of cargo, including 499.4 thousand tons of foreign exports, 302.9 thousand tons of imports, 64.7 tons of international transshipments, and 2.5 million tons of domestic goods. Foreign exports were dominated by shipments to China, Chile, and Japan. The major cargoes included containers, mineral bulk, agricultural bulk, general cargo, and fluids. Its shipyards also contribute to the Puerto de Guaymas’ activity, handling commercial vessels, passenger ships, yachts, and barges.
With one of the world’s best natural deep-water harbors, the Puerto de Guaymas covers 83.7 hectares of land and 65.4 hectares of water. Most of the land area is developed, containing cargo terminals and operating facilities.
Containerized cargoes included general cargo, specialized machinery, furniture, computer and electrical parts, audio and medical equipment, and refrigerated cargoes and perishables like fish and wheat. Mineral bulk cargoes include copper concentrate, cement, magnetite, gypsum, barite, fertilizer, molybdenum, and wollostonite. Major agricultural bulk cargoes include wheat, soy, corn, safflower, sugar, vegetables, and livestock. General cargoes include wood and steel products, rods, pipes, and roll-on/roll-off cargoes. Fluid cargoes are petroleum, diesel, sulfuric acid, ammonia, and fish oil.
In late 2008, the Puerto de Guaymas announced its plan to construct a new container terminal with capacity to handle more than 100 thousand container a year. The terminal will focus on traffic with the US’s southwestern markets and regional markets in Mexico.