Mexico advances toward a National System of Logistics Platforms

The Mexican government’s Secretariat of Communications and Transport and Secretariat of Economy, along with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), presented a study on Wednesday, November 6th defining and setting a plan for the implementation of the National System of Logistics Platforms in Mexico project (SNPL). The study identifies the country’s strategic logistics nodes, proposes 85 logistics platforms of eight different types for those nodes, and sets the groundwork for public policies to promote them.   

The event was inaugurated by Carlos Fernando Almada López, Subsecretary of Transport at the Secretariat of Communications and Transport, Sandra Sánchez Salas, on behalf of Rocío Ruiz Chávez, Subsecretary of Competitiveness and Standardization at the Secretariat of Economy, and Mercedes Araoz Fernández, representative in Mexico of the IDB. The closing words were given by José Pablo Maauad Pontón, Secretary of the Logistics Commission of the Mexican Association of Secretaries of Economic Development (AMSDE), Rodolfo Balmaceda, Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Mexican Association of Industrial Parks (AMPIP), and Pablo Guerrero, Transport Specialist from the the IDB. Important officials from the federal and state governments attended the event, as well as relevant stakeholders from the private and academic sectors.   

The next steps to move forward with SNPL will be an institutional feasibility study of the system’s management, and market research for a series of logistics platforms.