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:
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.
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.