Strategic Location, Economic Growth Offer Expanded Trade Opportunities
SEKO, a global provider of supply chain solutions, announced it has opened new SEKO facilities in Mexico that will provide freight forwarding services throughout Mexico, the USA, Canada, Europe and Asia. The main office is located in Mexico City, near the Mexico City International Airport, with operations in Manzanillo, Veracruz, Nuevo Laredo, as well as an office in Laredo, Texas.
The SEKO Mexico offices provide full-service, customized air and sea freight forwarding services to all of Mexico, handling import and export trade, customs brokerage, warehousing management services (WMS), ground freight to the USA and Canada, with door-to-door service for both LTL and FTL. The office has 50,000 sq. feet of warehouse space used for customer warehousing and distribution. It is served largely by the Mexico City International Airport and by the seaport areas of Manzanillo on the west coast, off the North Pacific Ocean and Veracruz, on the east coast, off the Gulf of Mexico.
Due primarily to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Mexico’s principal trading partner is the United States, which in 2006 supplied 73 percent of Mexico’s imports and attracted 89 percent of its exports. Canada is the second largest destination for Mexican products, accounting for two percent of exports. Mexico is the second largest trading partner with the USA after Canada. With NAFTA in place, and due to its strategic geographical location, the Mexican trading hub provides a very attractive marketplace for entrepreneurs worldwide, including recent business developments from China.
The Mexico offices are headed up by Cedric R. Sosa who is Vice President of SEKO Mexico and oversees 65 employees throughout Mexico, who have a combined total of more than 100 years of logistics experience. ‘We are very pleased to join the SEKO team with its expansive network of strategic partners across the globe,’ said Sosa. ‘SEKO has more than 145 facilities worldwide and SEKO Mexico is well-positioned to become a key operation that will serve the USA, as well as the Canadian, European and Asian trade zones. We anticipate that under the SEKO banner we will continue to expand and add new offices in Guadalajara, Monterrey, San Luis Potosi and Lazaro Cardenas in the near future.’
‘Mexico has enjoyed significant trade and industry growth during recent years,’ said William Wascher, President and CEO of SEKO. ‘It is located in a strategic geographical location, has a robust economy and an improved infrastructure that has opened new opportunities for businesses. We feel Mexico is an excellent location from which to provide better service to our clients throughout the entire region and beyond. Our new SEKO Mexico operation is a welcome addition to our growing global logistics network.’