Port of Veracruz can become the logistics center of Mexico
With the modernization and expansion of the port of Veracruz, there are conditions to generate a logistic-industrial corridor that extends from the port to Mexico City, passing through Puebla and Tlaxcala, with an attraction of investment and job creation that would cause a great impact.
In a statement, the president of Mexico City Coparmex, Jesus Padilla Zenteno, considered that after the cancellation of the New Mexico International Airport, Veracruz naturally positioned itself as "the most important logistics center in the country."
In turn, the president of the organization in Veracruz, Juan José Sierra Álvarez, stressed that the potential of an industrial corridor today is only an idea that can be materialized with the commitment and effort of all the actors, before the very sure next ratification of the T-MEC, which will keep Mexico as one of the most important areas of world trade.
In this sense, the president of the Foreign Trade Commission of Coparmex, Manuel Enciso Villarreal, said that it is necessary to strengthen the automotive industry in Puebla and Tlaxcala, where some companies that assemble parts could fit. According to the business representative, it depends on the way the logistics center operates, but producers could achieve savings of 60 or 70 percent of current costs.
The benefits of the modernization and expansion of the Port of Veracruz, together with the creation of this logistic corridor, would propitiate a wide economic flow, besides the creation of around 150 thousand new jobs by 2024.
To achieve this, trust is needed in the business not only national but also international, because the activity in the customs has been paralyzed. Given the recent outlook of the Mexican economy, where jobs and investment have gone down, entrepreneurs need certainty for investment.