Transport safety

Mexico ranks 51st out of 137 countries in the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Index, an indicator that reviews improvements as a country in infrastructure for logistics operations, which shows that there are issues to work on to scale Steps.

In this sense, the main issues to achieve greater logistical efficiency are infrastructure and security, according to specialists in the field.

In the case of infrastructure, the present federal administration has detommed under public-private participation the construction of the New International Airport of Mexico, the expansion of the port of Veracruz, as well as the Ferroférico de Celaya (Guanajuato), to mention a few.

And in terms of security there are still actions to be taken, according to Francisco Cervantes, President of the Confederation of Industrial Chambers (Concamin).

This, considering that in the last six years the insecurity for transport has increased by 106%, with land transport being the most affected.

This, according to Mauricio Millán, Vice President of International Consultants, who stressed that after the criminalization of theft of transport as a federal crime and the initiative of criminalization in the same range of thefts to the railway, is cross-cutting policies that take priority to the transport sector.

It emphasizes that transport thefts generate a decrease of between 20 and 30% in competitiveness, this due to secondary additional costs.

According to Millán, the costs are direct and indirect. The first are those that affect the transport sector and among them are the expenses generated by the unrecovered units; revenue that is no longer collected for unrecovered goods or goods that do not leave the company because of the lack of units or operators; and insurance costs, which have increased due to the increase in the number of thefts.

Meanwhile, indirect costs are those affecting the country's economy, such as unrecovered goods competing against products of the same company but on the black market at lower prices; as well as the costs of proseuration of the crime.

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