At Multimodal, using Logistics Intelligence, we concluded that a lot of cargo going to Asia and produced in places close to the port of Altamira, such as San Luis Potosi or Monterrey, should leave through this port and not through the Pacific. We reached this conclusion by analyzing the costs of land transportation and the costs of maritime transportation starting from our Port of Altamira and using the Panama Canal. In comparison, we performed the same exercise using Manzanillo, from where the goods travel many more kilometers. The total savings in this exercise is 700 USD per container, in addition to avoiding risks by reducing the overland route. And if we add to this the fact that Multimodal can match the export cargo with the import cargo of one of our many customers, it is even more efficient!
MULTIMODAL: LOGISTICS AND THE PANAMA CANAL
At Multimodal, we are logistics operators that advise our clients to reduce costs, avoid delays and reduce storage. For this reason, we have an area of Logistics Intelligence where a team of people study the different modes of transport, logistics flows, shipping lines routes, the cost of ports and the cost of land transport, among other factors that influence to offer the best logistics solution, developed to suit the needs of each of our customers.
Today we will talk about the Panama Canal as an option to reduce costs and make logistics efficient. We start from the assumption that all cargo going to China, Japan or South Korea, must leave through a Pacific port, Manzanillo or Lazaro Cardenas. At Multimodal, using Logistics Intelligence, we concluded that in many cases cargo going to Asia and produced near the port of Altamira, such as San Luis Potosi or Monterrey, must leave through this port and not through a Pacific port. We reached this conclusion by analyzing the costs of land transportation and the costs of maritime transportation leaving through Altamira, using the Panama Canal and leaving through Manzanillo, traveling many more kilometers by road.
The total savings in this exercise is 700 USD per container. In addition, we avoid risks by reducing the overland route and it could still be more economical with Multimodal, if we can match this export cargo with import cargo from one of the many customers we have in Monterrey.
Another great advantage would be to use our terminal as a Shipping Point to bring the cargo closer to the port and Multimodal would consolidate the containers we have in our yard, which saves time, reduces storage and avoids container delays. With this method we ensure that the cargo arrives safely to its destination and reduce logistics costs by 20%.