Top 5 Ports in Mexico and Ventus Global Logistics

Sea ports in Mexico experience high trade activity and no wonder. Mexico is ranked 13th largest export economy in the world and Mexico's export industry is thus very broad. In 2019 Mexico imported $433B worth of goods according to the OEC. According to figures compiled by Statista, it ranks 11th out of the 20 countries with the highest global exports. With this high global trade activity, it is natural that our country has high-level logistics centers, especially in the sea port sector since 80% of global trade moves by sea.

The National Port System has 102 ports and 15 out-of-port terminals that connect the country's companies with 145 countries. According to official information, it is distributed as follows:

Mexico's National Port System

The situation remained complex during 2020, as it is reported that the Mexico port system operated 7.7% less compared to the same period of 2019 (93 million 551 thousand 487 tons of cargo, compared to 101 million 337 thousand 266 tons in 2019).

High-altitude ports in Mexico – which serve national and international flows – as well as domestic ports – remain a crucial element for the development of Mexico's trade with the world. With that in mind, we share data on the main Maritime Ports of our country where Ventus Global Logistics has coverage to support your Foreign Trade operations.

The National Port System of Mexico

Ventus Global Logistics has customs offices in: Manzanillo, Lázaro Cárdenas, Veracruz, Altamira, and Ensenada

Port of Manzanillo

This port located on the Pacific coast in the state of Colima is considered the largest sea port in Mexico. In addition to being a vital entry point for importers and exporters from Asia, it is also the main port for goods destined for the center of the country, especially Mexico City. The main activity of the port is foreign trade, since it generates more foreign exchange than local trade and tourism, and is the main source of income for the state of Colima.

The exports that mostly pass through the port of Manzanillo are distributed to Canada, the United States, Colombia, Guatemala, Ecuador and Chile. The most exported products of this port are sugar, beer, copper, steel pipes, resin and coal.

The Port of Manzanillo

Asian countries such as Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines and China, represents a total of 26% of all imports and 39% of all exports from this port.

The port of Manzanillo has terminals that are designed to handle general cargo, perishable products, agricultural products, and even vehicles and cruise ships.

Ventus has offices located 10 minutes from the port of Manzanillo giving it a competitive advantage in saving time for the import and export of all types of goods. Contact us today to get a customized free no obligation quote for your business today.

Cooper Lighting Will Occupy Second 3PL Warehouse In Our Monterrey Distribution Center

Cooper Lighting

Dear Ventus family, we inform you that yesterday our second 3PL distribution center officially opened in Cienega de Flores NL, Mexico! Congratulations to the entire team that made this great achievement possible, seeing opportunities where there were problems. Our client Cooper Lighting will occupy the space to manage more than 4,000 pallets per month.

For 3PL logistics services across North America contact us today!

new distribution center

second 3pl distribution center

SAT Confirmed The Deadline For The Carta Porte Complement



Dear Customers,

After several working groups where CANACAR raised awareness about the challenges to comply with the Carta Porte Complement: Raquel Buenrostro, head of the SAT (Servicio de Administración Tributaria), confirmed the extension so that it will enter into force in January 2022.

The Tax Administration Service is the revenue service of the Mexican federal government.
SAT Servicio de Administración Tributaria
CANACAR La Cámara Nacional del Autotransporte de Carga

Kurtz Ersa Has Chosen Ventus Global Logistics To Carry Out Customs Operations

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Kurtz Ersa logo

It is a pleasure to share with all of you one more of the continuous success stories that have been achieved by Ventus Globla Logistics.

Thursday of last week we were notified that Ventus Global Logistics has been awarded winner in the tender carried out by the company Kurtz Ersa.

Kurtz Ersa, a corporation based in Germany is a technology corporation with a 240-year tradition. Kurtz Ersa focuses on three business areas, production of equipment for the electronics industry, molding machines and automation, and offers innovative solutions for the manufacturing industry.

The customs operations will be carried out in Guadalajara, Jalisco and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. Today we are carrying out the first customs operations.

None of us is as good as all of us put together.

NatureSweet Invernaderos Is Partnering With Ventus Global Logistics

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NatureSweet Logo

It is a pleasure to share with all of you one more success story that has been achieved through our business development initiatives.

In recent days we were notified that Ventus Global Logistics has been crowned winner in the tender carried out by the company NatureSweet Invernaderos.

NatureSweet Invernaderos was founded in 1990, and since then has managed to sell its production of "ripe tomatoes with their vine" and other vegetables, becoming today the largest producer of greenhouse grown produce in North America.

The customs operations will be in:

  • Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas
  • Reynosa, Tamaulipas
  • Altamira Tamaulipas
  • Nogales, Sonora
  • Manzanillo, Colima
  • Guadalajara, Jalisco
  • As well as Mexico City among others

Ventus Global Logistics will be providing consolidated air, land, maritime, and special operations for NatureSweet Invernaderos. Congratulations to all of you who make these achievements possible!

Patent Grant Bulletin

Dear Ventus Global Logistics Family

We are hereby pleased to inform you that our Ventus Global Logistics family is living one of the most honorable moments in the history of the company, as you know our Foreign Trade operations for a period of 33 years was represented under patent 3123 of the Customs Agent Mr. Enrique L. Resendez Cuellar, after a hard work on May 26 of the current year, was published in the Official Journal of the Federation, the granting of patent of Customs Agent to his son Mr. Enrique L. Resendez Covarrubias, from the current date the patent that will represent our operations of Foreign Trade is the patent 1860.

Our total thanks to the Customs Agent Lic. Enrique L. Resendez Covarrubias for all the support and commitment provided from 1988 to the present day, in this way the corporate objectives of our organization are fulfilled, and a new stage begins, which must maintain the legacy of success and commitment of patent 3123, always governed by the loyalty and spirit of service that for years has characterized us.

Our heartfelt congratulations

  • Broker: Lic. Enrique L. Resendez Covarrubias
  • Patent: 1860
  • Customs of secondment – Nuevo Laredo Tamaulipas
  • Alternate Customs: Guadalajara Jal. San Luis Potosí SLP, Nuevo Laredo Tamaulipas, Manzanillo C.

Ventus Global Logisitcs Has Updated Its Services

VENTUS GLOBAL LOGISTICS continues to grow to offer you more expansion options to your company, we now have coverage in Tuxpan, Mexico and in Aguascalientes, Mexico through our customs office in Zacatecas, Mexico.


The dynamism demanded by today’s world requires companies to change their current vision, a cosmopolitan vision, applied to economic activity and business strategies. That is why foreign trade is the only option for those companies that wish to remain a force in today’s market. Ventus Global Logistics has a strategy of being a comprehensive service provider to trade.

Among these services we offer

  • Mexican Customs Agent coverage at 30 customs in the country
  • American Customs Agent
  • Center for consolidation, distribution and storage of mcías in Mexico and USA
  • Maquila, packaging, repackaging and labeling process of goods
  • Forwarding
  • National and International Maritime, Air and Land Transport
  • Legal Consulting, Customs Training, and Management
  • Refrigerated wineries in Mexico and USA
  • Bonded Carrier Winery
  • Maquila, labeling and relabeling of products among others
  • Logistics designs

If you require any of the above services, contact us at or call us at (956) 790-1530.

Don’t Stay Outside The Legal Framework

What is “NICO”

The Commercial Identification Number (NICO) is a new project of the General Import and Export Duty Law (LIGIE) as part of the modernization of the Mexican Customs Tariff Rate. Which consists of a fifth pair of digits in addition to the eight that conforms to the Mexican Customs Tariff rate.

The current coding for product through Customs Tariff rate is composed the following way:

Same classification for member countries of the World Customs Organization (WCO), which are binding between the Origin / Seller country and the Destination / Buyer country

  • 2 digits for the chapter
  • 2 digits for the product heading
  • 2 digits for the product sub-item

These last two digits give the tariff regulations and form the basis for the information generation on the trade balance of goods from INEGI and BANXICO.

  • 2 digits for the tariff item of the product

The NICO will be part of the tariff fraction to give the variety of the product to the authority, by adding 2 digits to the fraction.

For example, cotton shirts 6106.10.02.01

61 – Garments and accessories …
06 – Shirts, blouses …
10 – Cotton
02 – Cotton …
01 – Sports shirts, for women
02 – Sports shirts, for men

For the authority the objective of this project is to facilitate the identification of the merchandise and to have a greater precision in the statistical information of foreign trade, in addition to compacting the current TIGIE 2012 into fewer fractions, to soon 41% of consolidated fractions.

In the case of the aforementioned example, the new compact TIGIE in a single fraction (6106.10.02) four tariff fractions the TIGIE 2012, and at the same time establishes NICO to differentiate each one of the goods. Compaction maintains the unit of measure and the tariff of the fractions.

The projects in chapters 03, 16, 29, 38, 60, 61, 62, 64, 72, 73 and 85 are the ones that have undergone changes.

As part of these changes, the modification to the current TIGIE and final revisions, chapters 17, 84 and 87, as well as 98, will be updated.

In the next few days Ventus Global Logistics will provide you with the information of your fractions that will undergo changes, please contact your Account Executive to have more information in this regard.