Corredor do Istmo de Tehuantepec no México infographic
A infografia mostra o traçado e características do Corredor Interoceânico do Istmo de Tehuantepec (CIIT).


Alternativa do México ao Canal do Panamá

By Jordi Bou

November 17, 2023 - O governo mexicano espera que o corredor do istmo de Tehuantepec
de $2.800m, a ligar o oceano Pacífico ao Atlântico no ponto mais estreito do México ofereça uma alternativa ao congestionado Canal do Panamá.

The Isthmus of Tehuantepec Interoceanic Corridor (CIIT) comprises a 308km railway line between renovated ports at Salina Cruz in Oaxaca state and Coatzacoalcos in Veracruz.

Service is expected to start in December with two daily round trips for passengers, and three for cargo.

The project seeks to capitalise on the periods of low water levels affecting the Panama Canal as the region suffers increasingly frequent droughts.

For President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, it forms part of a gambit to draw investment to the poorer south.

PUBLISHED: 18/11/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images