Jiangsu Welcomes Its First All-Cargo Freight Route to Mexico

Industrials Author: Notrice Apr 17, 2024 06:21 PM (GMT+8)

EqualOcean has learned that on April 16, 2024, an aircraft loaded with 54.6 tons of cross-border e-commerce goods took off from Wuxi City(无锡), Jiangsu Province(江苏), in eastern China, bound for Mexico City, marking the inauguration of the first direct cargo flight route between Jiangsu and Latin America.

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Operated by Mas Air, the route operates three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Presently, the primary use of the route is for exporting cross-border e-commerce goods, while imports predominantly consist of automotive components.

The Wuxi to Mexico City route stands as Jiangsu Province's inaugural scheduled all-cargo flight connection to the Latin American region, and it is the sole cargo route between China and Mexico operated by a Mexican carrier. The commencement of this route fills a void in capacity for flights to Latin America departing from Wuxi Shuofang Airport, further augmenting the airport's cargo handling capabilities and infusing new vigor and impetus into e-commerce development in Wuxi and its surrounding areas.

The establishment of the Wuxi to Mexico City route notably enhances the timeliness of air logistics for both domestic and international goods bound for Central America and Latin America, facilitating trade between China and Mexico. This development holds significant importance in servicing the Yangtze River Delta region and forging a more resilient international supply chain. According to Li Yufeng(李宇锋), an official from Wuxi Customs, this route will invigorate the development of cross-border e-commerce in Wuxi and the broader Yangtze River Delta region.

According to data from the Ministry of Commerce, China ranks as Mexico's second-largest trading partner, while Mexico stands as China's second-largest trading partner in Latin America. Figures from the General Administration of Customs of China reveal that in 2023, the total trade volume between China and Mexico amounted to USD 100.2 billion, with China's exports totaling USD 81.5 billion and imports reaching USD 18.7 billion.

China predominantly exports electronic components, kitchenware, and automotive parts to Mexico, while major imports from Mexico include crude oil, electrical equipment, and medical instruments.

With the increasing closeness of trade ties between China and Mexico, air routes between Chinese cities and Mexican cities continue to expand. Previously, routes from Shenzhen(深圳) to Mexico City and from Hefei(合肥) to Mexico City have also been opened successively, providing significant impetus for trade growth between China and Mexico.