If Mexico’s fast-growing automotive industry were to achieve the kind of output boost by 2020 that has been forecast up to now, its logistics infrastructure would be creaking under the strain.
With vehicle output expected so far to exceed 5m units by the end of the decade, more trucks and railcars were clearly going to be needed, alongside some substantial upgrades to the country’s roads, railways and ports.
That was before the election of Donald Trump. On the eve of his election, he also reiterated a pledge to impose a 35% import tax on products made by companies which he said had moved jobs to Mexico. That would hugely disrupt cross-border shipments and threaten Mexican production growth.
So now the ‘Keeping Mexico on track’ theme for the conference will have an additional dimension, as government, OEMs, tier suppliers and LSPs come together at the third annual edition of this vital, two-day event to explore the consequences of a possible dramatic shift in the terms of trade alongside rising volumes resulting from all the new plants being built.
This year’s Automotive Logistics Mexico conference will again be held at the Marquis Reforma hotel in Mexico City from 31 January - 2 Febuary 2017.
For more information please visit: http://automotivelogistics.media/events/mexico/2017-2/overview