On 18 May, a delegation from the State of Sinaloa, visited Cathay Pacific in Hong Kong. Known as “Mexico’s breadbasket” thanks to its agriculture, fisheries and livestock, Sinaloa is one of the 32 states of Mexico and is located in the northwest of the country.
The group of 23 included officials of the state government, representatives of the Mexican government based in Hong Kong, and CEOs of principal agricultural companies from Sinaloa.
The visit began with a tour of the Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal, and in particular the facility’s comprehensive cold storage facilities. They also watched the skilled manoeuvring of an aircraft engine for shipment.
Sinaloa’s Economic Secretary Javier Lizárraga Mercado was impressed by what he saw. He said: ‘Sinaloa is seeking export opportunities into Asia and is keen to work with Cathay Pacific Cargo on developing these trade lanes.’
In response, Cathay Pacific Director Commercial and Cargo Ronald Lam said: ‘As Cathay Pacific is expert at handling perishables with our FreshLIFT product and have a five-times-weekly freighter flight from Guadalajara, there is a great opportunity to coordinate with Sinaloa on their development of exports into Asia.’