Mexico’s transport and logistics system is of vital importance for its economic development, transporting inputs to the country’s manufacturing centres and consumer goods to its major cities, and carrying exports to the US and other trading partners. While investors have faced some uncertainty, notably in the aviation segment following the 2018 cancellation of the planned international airport in Mexico City (Nuevo Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México, NAICM), other segments are set…
Transport & Logistics
From The Report: Mexico 2019
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Both the current and previous administrations have shown a commitment to updating and expanding the capacity of the transport system. Nevertheless the country is facing increasing overcapacity at its ports, rural roads remain unpaved and developers are struggling to find suitable locations for new warehouses. Certain segments face specific challenges, notably in terms of security concerns for road freight. With rising domestic consumption and a growing manufacturing sector, demand for Mexico’s transport network appears set to rise further over the medium and long term. Therefore, addressing these challenges and charting a clear policy path, one that combines public investment with policies designed to increased private sector involvement in transport, will be necessary for the ongoing growth of the sector. This chapter contains interviews with Aby Lijtszain Chernizky, Executive President, Grupo Traxión; and José Zozaya, CEO, Kansas City Southern México.