International Import/Export to the Americas

Shipping Cargo To and From Mexico
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Mexico is a very well-known country that makes up part of North America, sitting just under the United States and extending south, where it meets with Central America. As the 9th most populated country in the world, and a direct neighbor of the US and Canada, it comes as no surprise there is a heavy flow of goods being imported and exported between these countries.

At Promptus, we pride ourselves in the experience we carry when it comes to handling international trade, specifically to Mexico. By offering our clients access to various shipping methods, we have the ability to provide your business the best possible quote for our services.

Main Ports and Airports in Mexico


There are about 40 seaports in Mexico, and many of them are used for international imports. Here are the five busiest marine docks:

  • Port of Altamira
  • Port of Ensenada
  • Port of Lazaro Cárdenas
  • Port of Manzanillo
  • Port of Veracruz

Puerto de Manzanillo is the country’s largest port and the main hub for the west coast. Port of Veracruz is the third-largest port and it is primarily responsible for east coast traffic. Puerto Altamira is equipped to handle petrochemicals, and it the country’s main hub for chemical products.


As you can imagine, Mexico is a very large country with a multitude of airports – over 100, in fact! Many of these are primarily for passenger transport and are used for both domestic and international travel. Here are the ten most important airports for cargo transport:

  • Mexico City International Airport (Benito Juárez International Airport)
  • Cancún International Airport
  • Guadalajara International Airport (Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Guadalajara International Airport)
  • Monterrey International Airport (General Mariano Escobedo International Airport)
  • Tijuana International Airport (General Abelardo L. Rodríguez International Airport)
  • Mérida International Airport (Manuel Crescencio Rejón International Airport)>
  • Ponciano Arriaga International Airport (San Luis Potosí International Airport)
  • Querétaro Intercontinental Airport
  • Toluca International Airport (Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport)
  • Hermosillo International Airport (General Ignacio L. Pesqueira International Airport)

Import/Export Info Between the US/Canada and Mexico

As the 9th most significant economy in the world, Mexico is considered a heavy player in global trade. It is the US’ 3rd largest trading partner, behind China and Canada, and recently generates about $556B in two-way trade annually, as of 2017.

In the same year, the US ranked Mexico as the 2nd largest market to export goods into, grossing around $243.3B, a 5.8% increase from 2016. These are the five most popular goods being exported to Mexico:

  • Machinery
  • Mineral fuels
  • Plastics
  • Vehicles

Mexico is also our 2nd biggest supplier of goods for the US. In 2017, the US grossed about $314B in imported goods from Mexico. This accounts for 13.4% of all US imports in that year. While the US and Canada receive numerous goods from Mexico, some of our top imports include:

  • Agricultural imports, including fresh fruit & vegetables, wine and beer, snack foods, and processed foods
  • Vehicles
  • Electrical machinery
  • Optical and medical instruments and equipment
  • Mineral fuels

Importing/Exporting Goods Internationally Between the US and Mexico

Our experts at Promptus, LLC are dedicated to the world of global logistics and have the tools necessary to help you every step of the way. From providing you with the most accurate quote for your needs to helping coordinate ocean shipments around the world, we have you covered. With over 15 years of experience, our Miami-based team can address all your freight forwarding needs. Contact us today at to receive a free quote for your business.

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