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New American ship baptized at Riviera Maya’s Calica

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — A new shipping boat manufactured in the United States has officially been baptized at the Punta Venado Maritime Terminal at Calica outside Playa del Carmen.

Donald M. James, the new ship from American company Vulcan Materials, was officially baptized at the Punta Venado Maritime Terminal.

“It is a highly modern and efficient boat with a 68,000-ton capacity. Its design and operation are the reflection of more than 30 years of experience which allowed us to deliver an exceptional asset.

“It has state-of-the-art technology, highly integrated systems, extensive automation and remote sensing which will allow safe, clean and efficient maritime operations,” explained Ernesto Enríquez, president of Calica, the Mexican subsidiary of the US company.

Vulcan Materials is the largest producer of construction aggregates in the United States, mainly crushed stone, sand and gravel, and an important producer of construction materials based on aggregates such as asphalt and ready-mix concrete.

Photo: Calica

J. Thomas Hill, president of Vulcan Materials, referred to the extraordinary safety record maintained by operations in Mexico and thanked the staff for their commitment to safety.

Hill said the ship will take its name from the Vulcan executive who has directed for 18 years, Don James. He says that James coined the motto that motivates the company’s operations: “Do the right thing, the right way, at the right time,” motivating the work and commitment of all those who work at Calica.