New Bedford signs trade agreement with Mexican port
It takes just six days for a cargo ship to make the trip from New Bedford to the Port of Tuxpan, in Veracruz, Mexico. That is just right to send New Bedford fish to Mexico, and to bring fresh Mexican produce to Massachusetts. Both ports hope to capitalize on that nonstop, water route with a “sister port” agreement signed Wednesday in New Bedford. The pact is designed to turn the city into a significant import-export hub, creating hundreds of jobs, expanding imports, and opening up Mexican markets to Massachusetts companies.