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SA Importer Establishes Pilot Project from China

San Antonio Importer Successfully Establishes Pilot Project from China Over Port of Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico to San Antonio, Texas



SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – GrassRoots Imports, a San Antonio importer of furniture from China, has successfully begun a pilot project moving twelve 40-foot containers from the Ports of Ningbo, Shenzhen, Dalian, and Yantian, China to San Antonio, Texas. "We are pleased with the results of this pilot thus far,” said Lorena Oliva- Guillén, import manager for GrassRoots Imports.  "An additional ten containers are now being processed for the pilot shipment through this corridor.”


"We are excited for GrassRoots Imports," commented Jorge Canavati, Vice President of Business Development for Port San Antonio. “We have been working with this company for over two years on this project. Our efforts are now bearing fruit. The Lázaro Cardenas-San Antonio corridor is proving to be a good niche for small and medium sized shippers and receivers in San Antonio and our region. This is globalization at its finest.”


Port San Antonio recently developed a new intermodal service serving the China-Lázaro Cardenas-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.  


“We are proud of the fact that our customer, GrassRoots Imports, is satisfied with the pilot.” said Alejandro Ortiz-Aviña, Vice President of Sales for LIT Comercio Internacional.   “We will soon be making an announcement at Port San Antonio to formally launch the new service.”