The process of nearshoring is currently gaining importance in the international logistics sector. Its function involves the relocation of business activity to closer regions in order to be closer to target markets. According to several reports, one of the countries with the highest demand for production capacity is Mexico, placing it at the centre of the global supply chain.

In this sense, Smart Logistics, a company specialising in integrated logistics, is an effective partner in import and export traffic with Mexico. Its presence in various parts of the country under the Alonso Forwarding Mexico brand not only exemplifies the company’s interest and confidence in the country’s logistics potential, but also highlights the strategic importance of this location for the global supply chain.

A growing logistics hub

Mexico is currently one of the most promising economies in the Americas and has a logistics sector that is constantly evolving. Its 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, Mexico is 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.

The country has implemented significant measures such as the use of advanced technologies and the development of projects to enhance logistics. 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 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 great 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.