Shipping to Mexico

Ocean Freight to Mexico

At DFreight, we provide a wide range of business sea freight services for a variety of commodities, including foods, fruits, electronicscosmetics, and furniture; offering transparent, effective, and reliable door-to-door cargo to Mexico from the UAE and vice versa. You can conduct business without being concerned about the challenges of shipping from the UAE to Mexico using our all-in-one digital freight solutions.

Our digital freight forwarding platform provides real-time monitoring of shipments, ensuring that you have complete visibility and control over your cargo. We offer end-to-end services tailored to your unique requirements, making shipping to and from Mexico a hassle-free experience. We help you ship business cargo to various cities in Mexico, including Mexico City, Tijuana, Ecatepec, etc. in the easiest, fastest, and safest way possible.

You can rely on DFreight to assist you with all of your international cargo shipping to Mexico thanks to our FCL and LCL shipment ocean freight cargo services. With the help of our digital freight platform, you may submit your inquiry right away and receive the best competitive prices for shipping your cargo to Mexico.

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Major Sea Ports in Mexico
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Manzanillo Port

Manzanillo port is located on Mexico’s western Coastline in the state of Colima. Puerto de Manzanillo is a cargo port and a popular tourist destination that is connected to the country’s industrial and economic sector in the western and central regions. It has direct shipping ties with 125 ports in over 40 countries, such as the US, Canada, Japan, India, China, Russia, and Germany.

The port transported 3.37 million TEUs in 2021, increasing 15.9% from the previous year and making it Mexico’s busiest container port.

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Lazaro Cardenas Port

On Mexico’s Pacific coast, in Michoacán, Lazaro Cardenas Port is located near the mouth of the Rio Balsas. It is the country’s second busiest deepwater port, having a capacity of 25 million tonnes of cargo and 2,250,000 TEUs per year. In 2021, 1.69 million TEUs were processed at its container terminal, representing a massive 58.9% increase from 2020.

It serves a steel factory and an industrial zone, as well as housing a naval facility. Iron plate, steel bars, diammonium, phosphate, and container products are also major exporte goods. Pellets, pig iron, sulfur, coke, cereals, minerals, gasoline, fuel, and other goods arrive in Cardenas port.

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Ensenada Port

The port of Ensenada is located in Todos Santos Channel, off the coast of the Pacific Ocean, in the state of Baja California, in northern Mexico. It has access to vital international sea lanes, linking it to 64 ports in 29 countries, thanks to its excellent location between the US border and the Pacific Rim. It spans 9000 square miles and is home to six multifunctional wharves capable of processing a wide range of goods.

The port city is a well-known vacation destination, with luxurious hotels, vacation houses, beautiful beaches, and mouth-watering seafood restaurants. Agriculture and cattle raising are also important parts of its economy. Olives and grapes are plentiful, whereas cotton is mostly exported to Asian countries and the United States.

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Top Mexico Exports and Imports

The top exports of Mexico are Cars, Motor vehicles; parts and accessories, Computers, Delivery Trucks, and Crude Petroleum, exporting mostly to United States, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, and Germany.

The top imports of Mexico are Refined Petroleum, Motor vehicles; parts and accessories, Office Machine Parts, Integrated Circuits, and Petroleum Gas, importing mostly from United States, China, Germany, South Korea, and Japan.

Market Update 2023

According to OEC, in 2021, Mexico was the number 15 economy in the world in terms of GDP, the number 12 in total exports, the number 13 in total imports, the number 67 economy in terms of GDP per capita and the number 23 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index.

Mexico exported US$1.26 Billion during 2021 to the United Arab Emirates and imported US$294.23 Million during 2021 from the UAE, according to the Trading Economics database.

The MexicoUAE freight market is expected to experience a significant growth in 2023. With the increasing trade opportunities and the growing demand for freight services between the two countries, the freight market is expected to continue to expand. This growth is driven by the growing number of businesses in both countries as well as the expansion of shipping services from the UAE to Mexico. The growth of the market is expected to help increase efficiency and reduce costs for businesses in both countries.

Banned Products

Mexico has strict regulations for importing banned products which includes any products that are dangerous, hazardous or pose a risk to public health and safety. Examples of items that are banned from import include drugs, firearms, explosives, poisons, radioactive materials, and products containing CFCs. In addition, Mexico has banned products that are not officially recognized by the government, such as dietary supplements, herbal medicines, and certain types of cosmetics. Importers must check with the appropriate government agency to ensure their items are not banned before attempting to ship them into Mexico.

Documents & Customs Clearance

One thing to take into account when exporting cargo internationally is customs clearance. You must be aware of the customs clearance regulations of the destination countries when shipping cargo from Mexico.

The following documentation must be given to local customs for international shipments by the supplier, consignee, or intermediary:

A commercial invoice
A packing list
A bill of lading
A certificate of origin

Rules & Regulations

Rules & Regulations for importing goods to Mexico vary depending on the product, but generally include obtaining an import permit, presenting a certificate of origin and paying applicable fees or taxes. All imported goods must be declared to the Customs Authority and must be accompanied by an import permit. In addition, it is necessary to ensure that the product meets the safety and quality standards of the Mexican government. Goods that do not meet these standards will not be allowed into Mexico and will be returned to their country of origin.

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