China to Texas Via Mexico Port

May 13, 2009
San Antonio Importer Uses Mexico's Lázaro Cárdenas Port.

GrassRoots Imports has completed a pilot project moving 40-foot containers from the Chinese ports of Ningbo, Shenzhen, Dalian and Yantian via the Mexican West Coast port of Lázaro Cárdenas.

"We are pleased with the results of this pilot thus far,” said Lorena Oliva-Guillén, import manager for GrassRoots Imports.” An additional 10 containers are being processed for the pilot shipment through this corridor, she added.

“The Lázaro Cárdenas-San Antonio corridor is proving to be a good niche for small and medium sized shippers and receivers in San Antonio and our region,” said Jorge Canavati, vice president of business development for the Port of San Antonio ( “We have been working with this company for over two years on this project. Our efforts are now bearing fruit. This is globalization at its finest.”

Port San Antonio recently developed a new intermodal service serving the China-Lázaro Cárdenas-San Antonio corridor. This is in addition to what has already been in place for over two years. It is operated by LIT Comercio Internacional, a logistics company located in San Luis Potosí, México, and H&T International, a logistics company based in Hong Kong, China.