By 2016 Toyota will double its vehicle production in Mexico; but the brand managers provide some “bottlenecks” at ports and rail to export this additional volume.
Luis Lozano, legal and institutional relationships manager of Toyota Mexico, said that the brand works with federal government to take steps to prevent lack of infrastructure subtract competitiveness of the automotive industry, currently living a productive expansion.
About 90 % of production of Yaris R- Scion in the United States and the Tacoma pickup will be exported to United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, mainly via rail, border customs of Piedras Negras, Ciudad Juarez and Nuevo Laredo, said Lozano.
In addition, some vehicles will be sent through the ports of Veracruz and Lazaro Cardenas, Michoacán, on ships of the Japanese shipping company NYK.
In the short term the port capacity will be insufficient to export increased production of 11 automakers that have or are building plants in the country, said general director of NYK Mexico, Gilberto Garcia.
On the other hand there are times when ships remain at sea for three days waiting for the port administration assigned a wharf for loading or unloading vehicles.