Mexico, at the global logistics epicentre thanks to nearshoring

In recent years, the concept of nearshoring has gained prominence in a number of sectors, including logistics. Essentially, this process involves the relocation of business operations to nearby regions in order to be closer to potential markets. One of the countries that has positioned itself as a leading destination is Mexico, which could increase its labour productivity by 15-30% by 2030, according to some reports.

In this regard, Operinter, an international logistics operator, has a branch in Mexico through the Alonso Forwarding Mexico brand with offices in Mexico City, Guadalajara, Puebla and Querétaro. This presence in various parts of the country not only exemplifies the interest and confidence that the company has in the country’s logistics potential, but also highlights the strategic importance of this location for the global supply chain.

A growing logistics powerhouse

Mexico’s geography offers a notable strategic advantage in the context of nearshoring. As a neighbour of the United States, one of the world’s leading economic powers, the country presents itself as an attractive option for companies wishing to maintain access to the US market. It also has a cost-competitive labour force compared to other regions, making it a favourable destination for foreign investment.

Mexico has modernised its infrastructure and embraced new technologies, consolidating its position as a logistics power in the region. The improvement of transport systems and the modernisation of its ports and airports have strengthened the country’s capacity to efficiently handle international trade.

Mexico, a major beneficiary of the US-China trade war

The so-called trade war between China and the United States has generated a series of challenges for companies, especially in terms of supply chains. Given this situation, Mexico has emerged as a strategic alternative for companies seeking to diversify their operations and reduce their exposure to trade tensions between the two major powers.

Last year, the United States imported more goods and services from Mexico than from any other country in the world, displacing China as its top supplier, according to data released by the US Census Bureau. Mexican exports totalled $475.606 billion last year, a jump of 4.6% compared to 2022. For its part, China sold 20 per cent less to the United States than in the previous year. Its exports amounted to 427,229 dollars. A milestone in the history of the American country.

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