The move to AIFA is anticipated to bring new challenges, but also possibilities, specially for small agencies.
The approaching migration of the operation of cargo and freight services in Mexico City to the Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA) has generated quite a few interest inside the logistics industry , in particular after the first flight of this type arrived some days ago. The trade is expected to bring new opportunities and challenges, especially for small organizations inclusive of distribution and logistics providers , as well as a substantial effect at the finances of the arena.
Small businesses that rely on air freight for their imports and exports will likely face new challenges with this change.
Moving locations can increase transportation prices, lead to longer transit times, and similarly delays in supply chains. Likewise, they’ll have difficulties navigating AIFA’s centers, guidelines and procedures, as they’re nonetheless ignorant of its operation.
The challenge for trade is enormous, but the solution, without a doubt, lies in the coordination and expertise of logistics companies.
Adaptations on the fly
For logistics companies, the change represents a new set of challenges as well. They will have to adapt to the new facilities, procedures and regulations of the new airport, which could cause initial disruptions and delays. Thus, the change could lead to increased competition, as new logistics providers could enter the market to capitalize on these opportunities.
To achieve this, they must work together and in a coordinated manner. Strategic alliances, particularly with last-mile companies, will have a positive impact, as the networks and connections required by the new airport will gradually be built.
Although this implies investing in new infrastructure and resources to maintain their competitiveness. Courier companies must see it as an investment in the medium and long term that; On the one hand. It allows them to expand and even fine-tune their processes, and on the other, it positions them as allies of the companies that depend on this flow of goods.
It is important to emphasize that although the cargo planes are transferred to the AIFA. Those for passenger transport are still in the AICM, but part of its space is also for cargo. This results in an increase in the total cargo capacity by adding the two airports as arrival points for goods.
AIFA economic changes
In order to maintain competitiveness, small companies, together with logistics companies, must seek processes. And agreements that help to ensure that the economic impact of migration does not affect the final consumer.
On the other hand, this new terminal represents various areas of opportunity. One of which is that it could attract investment, create new jobs and stimulate economic growth in the entire region. In addition, gradually and with the arrival of new players. It could reduce prices and improve the quality of services, making them more affordable for consumers.
Thus, the migration of cargo and freight services to AIFA will bring new challenges and opportunities for both small companies and logistics companies. Simultaneously, it will have a significant impact on the finances of the sector.
It is important that industry players work together and proactively address the challenges that come with change. Such as adapting to new facilities, regulations and procedures. This cooperation can ensure a smooth transition and help create a more sustainable and efficient logistics industry in the long term.