Mexico in the list of the 33 countries that keep their ports open to maritime trade, during the world pandemic

  • The SCT participated in the Round Table of Port Authorities led by Singapore, through a high-level video conference.
  • Among the best practices that Mexico shared with the rest of the countries is the Humanitarian Bridges program.

The Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT), with the support of the Embassy of Mexico in the United Kingdom of Great Britain, incorporated the high altitude Mexican ports in the Declaration of the members of the Round Table of Port Authorities (PAR, for its initials in English), given the global situation by COVID-19, led by Singapore.

In a high-level video conference, convened by the Maritime and Port Authority of the Asian country, in which the General Coordination of Ports and Merchant Marine of the SCT participated, the updated list of countries, whose ports have declared their support to stay open and collaborate closely, sharing best practices and implemented measures, so that the main ports of Africa, America, Asia, Europe, Oceania and the Middle East, remain open to maritime trade during the global pandemic.

Mexico joined the list of 33 countries that guarantee operations in its ports without interruption.

Among the best practices that Mexico shared with the rest of the countries, is the Humanitarian Bridges program, which has been a success due to the seriousness, responsibility and solidarity with which the Federal Government is acting, a topic that was of general interest.

The meeting highlighted the declaration made by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), to avoid the interruption of trade activities, as well as the shipment of medical supplies. This, due to the importance that more than 80 percent of goods, worldwide, are transported by sea, so the port sector and the merchant marine play a crucial role in the current health emergency.

The representatives agreed that no country can only win the fight against COVID-19, without continuous access to the goods that arrive thanks to maritime transport.

With the formalization of the entry to the Declaration, the Government of Mexico promised not to stop the flow of foreign trade and the continuity of maritime transport for the benefit of the Mexican inhabitants and the countries with which it has a commercial relationship.

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