5 Things to Know About U.S.-Mexico Logistics

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Trade flowing across the United States-Mexico border has grown exponentially since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was enacted in 1994. It has been further spurred by the trend of nearshoring over the last decade, as American companies have relocated their manufacturing facilities to Mexico to take advantage of a skilled workforce, improving infrastructure, and proximity to the United States. carrier tractors to a 26-kilometer zone inside the Mexico border.

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Logistics Alert: The Gridlock Situation at the U.S.-Mexico Border


Mexico Border. According to recent reports, trucks crossing the border between Mexico and the United States are currently hitting delays of up to 12 hours. Reuters has reported that “the reshuffling of border agents, announced last week to process the record number of migrant families entering the United States from Mexico, prompted delays of up to 12 hours for trucks crossing from Mexico’s Ciudad Juarez to El Paso, Texas.”. Mexico Border appeared first on.


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Billion Dollar Port Plan Brings Mega-Retailer To Mexico


Walmart Explores Mexico’s Supply Chain. Over the last several months, Walmart— the world's largest retailer— has slowly been increasing the share of products it imports through Mexico, a move that many other retailers have been reluctant to make for decades. Mexico’s ports have long been considered North America’s least attractive option for retailers looking to import goods to the continent. Despite these drawbacks, Walmart is continuing to bank on Mexico’s supply chain.

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U.S./Mexico Shipping Series Part 3: Transportation Success is More than a Low Rate per Mile

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Mexico Shipping Series Part 3: Transportation Success is More than a Low Rate per Mile.Transportfolio by C.H. This is a company that manufactures a wide variety of construction and agricultural equipment and places a high priority on brand reputation. Let’s not forget, they also saved six figures in cargo claims and reshipments. based organization that manufactures their product in Mexico approached us about improving their trucking rates.

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factories rose in January from a two-year low as measures of new orders and production snapped back following steep declines the prior month, indicating a more stable outlook for manufacturing at the start of 2019. Weekly TIP List capacity cargo carriers data delivery demographics ELD factory industry intermodal logistics mandate manufacturing Mexico millennials rail refrigerated retail security shippers suppliers supply chain technology transportation trends trucking

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Mexico and Cross-border. into Mexico by truckload and the increase of CPG export products from Mexico to the U.S., In the short term, the market is going to demand Mexican portion peak season surcharges to bring empty equipment from other regions or the border into the Mexico shipping points. Spot market rates are increasing for freight going from Mexico to the California, Washington, and Oregon areas. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China.

Shortages in Medical Supplies Linked to Imports

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Another idea is perhaps to identify ‘critical’ manufacturing, such as medical supplies and equipment and provide incentives to produce more within the U.S. import countries were: Italy, Canada, Mexico, Pakistan, and India. Air Cargo Asia Pacific China Supply chain risks Trade Globalization Medical SuppliesDisruptions in global trade have impacted businesses across all industries as well as by consumers at the cash register.

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Letter from the CEO: Market Update May 21, 2020


Mexico and Cross-Border. Mexico border crossing restrictions for non-commercial, non-essential operations have been extended until further notice. and Mexico customs operations continue as usual with no schedule restrictions; minor delays with no major impact for airport and ocean clearances. For many Canadian shippers, manufacturing, automotive, and retail (clothing / furniture) has been negatively impacted as generally is the trend for these segments.

Coming Soon: Increased Trade Efficiency at the United States-Mexico Border

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southern border, Mexico’s government has recently approved legislation to allow armed U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents to operate at places of international trade within Mexico. ports of entry in Texas and California should see the most immediate effects of the new law, with more efficient cross-border transit times as a direct result of pre-clearing cargo through U.S. agents in Mexico investigating narcotics and smuggling activities.

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Despite the years of political turmoil, the country was able to diversify its economy to include robust manufacturing, services and a thriving tourism industry. The country is slightly larger than the US state of New Mexico, with terrain that rises from coastal plains to hills and mountains.

Despite NAFTA Uncertainty, Logistics Investments Continue

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In particular, cross-border trade between the US and Mexico remains strong. Among recent logistics providers’ investment announcements are: Road: Mid America Logistics opened an office in Guadalajara, Mexico, its first international location. The new facility also complements Ryder’s renovated yard in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, which has capacity for up to 400 trailers. and Mexico across multiple crossing points along the border. and Mexico.

Global Logistics—January 2016

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Shippers unprepared for supply chain disruptions; China wants pirate hunting base in Horn of Africa; bringing cargo into Kenya; India ramps up transportation infrastructure development; air cargo carriers seek to cut costs without sacrificing growth; Amazon invests in India; China’s greenest supply chains; international shrimp supply chain linked to human trafficking and slavery; World Trade Organization rules to abolish agricultural subsidies; Mexico and U.S.

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of east coast and Gulf of Mexico imports in September, according to an article from the Business Information Industry Association. Starting with Miami, this port primarily handles containerized cargo with small amounts of breakbulk, vehicles and industrial equipment. Going up the coast in Jacksonville, FL, there is a huge port that receives the second-most automobiles in the US along with all types of cargo.

Transportation TIP List: Week of April 7th, 2019


Mexico border has been widely covered by headlines across the country. And with both passenger and cargo wait times seeing significant daily increases at multiple entry points, this week’s TIP List has the latest news to keep you up-to-date on the current situation and breaks down the potential overall impact of this event on the industry. Recent threats from Donald Trump to “close” the border means Mexican companies are rushing to get cargo into the U.S.,

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It is bordered by Canada to the north and Mexico to the south. Manufacturing in the U.S. Manufacturing averaged about $1.98 Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. has 5,054 airports, most of which have paved runways long enough to handle large jets and cargo planes. Cargo transportation in the U.S. has nine container ports, 11 cargo ports and 11 liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

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Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks. That said, implementing Lean concepts would undoubtedly be part of that strategy, for example, - Lean Warehousing : Many firms (both retailers and manufacturers) are now aggressively rolling out Lean in their warehouse operations. That might mean diverting from Los Angeles/Long Beach to Canada or Mexico.

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Logistics Trends Part 3

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Also in terms of changing patterns of goods flows, it seems that manufacturing and retailing is making a return from globalization to regionalization of supply chains. This shows that trade is re-balancing – with obvious consequences to shipping lines, air cargo carriers and freight forwarders. This involves repatriating manufacturing from remote locations such as China to regions closer to the end consumer market.

Top 12 logistics influencers on Twitter

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Morai Logistics is a renowned 3PL in North America and Mexico that tweets eye-catching infographics, enlightening blog posts and the latest news in logistics and supply chain. Just like Morai Logistics, Cerasis provides logistics and manufacturing insights to industry peers and shippers through regular in-depth blog posts. Want to know more about how Uber Cargo is expanding their logistics services? Finding logistics people to follow on Twitter is easy.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

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In addition to cutting the need for outsourced manufacturing, this move could give the company a leg up on the competition by making it possible to get products in the hands of consumers faster. Strategies include sourcing more items directly from manufacturers to improve margins, SKU rationalization and space reduction, “show more carry less” and assisted-store ordering. manufacturing facility in 2014.

Lessons to Glean From the West Coast Port Dispute

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It appears that ports on the US West Coast are back in full swing after a protracted labor dispute delayed cargo worth billions of dollars and caused untold reputational damage to the companies caught in the crossfire. The second way in which shippers could adjust to problematic operations on the Pacific Coast is by moving production to the US (re-shoring) or Mexico and other Latin American countries. Limited options on the West Coast without new thinking?

The Changing Face of Supply Chain Security

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They can affect manufacturing, warehousing and transport. Cargo diversion, hijacking and piracy are all concerns. Examples are ERP for manufacturing, CRM for sales and operations, and TMS for transport management. In Mexico, things are similar. Cargo theft is mostly done by hijacking the driver transporting the goods. For example, cargo thieves stop hijacking trucks. For example, the software can detect cargo moving in or out of authorized areas.

Who said supply chains are boring?: 6. Winfield Scott: A Native.

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While fighting in the Mexican War of 1846 to 1848, Scott became frustrated by the need to continually secure his garrisons and supply lines from Mexicos guerrilla forces. Combat logistics patrols are often dangerous and returning with empty cargo often isn’t a priority. Manufacturing Central. Who said supply chains are boring?

Logistics Services Providers Shift Investment Focus Outside BRIC Markets

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Many manufacturers are seeking alternatives to BRIC countries, in particular China, as part of their future sourcing strategies. Countries including Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, UAE, Malaysia, Mexico and Turkey are poised to leverage on concerns around skills shortages, increased living costs and rising salaries, new regulations and infrastructure limitations to seize a greater share of global trade as the ‘new tier’ of emerging markets.


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Is it because some of the biggest parts are being shipped from another manufacturing location? Mexico was a hugely important issue; there’s excitement about the development of Mexico as a region. Logistics in Mexico is actually quite developed, but there are still high cargo rates, and questions about port and rail capacity. Supply Chain Nation recently sat down with Automotive Logistics Group Publisher, Louis Yiakoumi, about the hot topics in this industry.

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The company offers expertise within the automotive, consumer, chemicals, energy, engineering & manufacturing, life sciences & healthcare, retail and technology sectors. Services include the consolidation or forwarding of air and ocean freight, customs brokerage, vendor consolidation, cargo insurance, time-definite transportation, order management, warehousing and distribution and customized logistics solutions. Canada and Mexico.

Global study reveals increased use of third party logistics providers and outsourced logistics services key to success in emerging markets

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China, India, Brazil and Mexico are considered the top. Government investment in infrastructure will contribute to attracting global manufacturers and 3PLs to do. Our relationships go beyond cargo.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020


Inventory and manufacturing flexibility are a key component to serving this market. Mexico and Cross-border. Schools and universities are closed until April 20 and more companies in Mexico are asking employees to work from home. Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in Mexico will shut down operations. Fiat Chrysler Mexico suspended operations in its plants on March 25 and did not announce when it would resume, but said it might at the end of the month.

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Even if AAP or other auto part companies wanted to move production, there is no manufacturing capacity in the US or anywhere else, so creating redundancy in this case is very difficult. Andrew Partis shared his views from ThermoFisher, a global contrat manufacturer for the pharmaceutical industry. Cheniere imports huge amounts of steel for their LNG processing facilities in the Gulf of Mexico, and are the second largest exporter of LNG in the world.

Logistics Technology Trends That Will Dominate 2017


Amazon leased 20 cargo planes to deliver goods to and from fulfillment centers, registered as an ocean freight forwarder in China , hired former CEO of the freight forwarder UTI Worldwide , as Vice President of Global Logistics, and built an ‘ Uber for Trucking ’ app to match truck drivers with shippers. The Wildcard: President Trump Donald Trump was elected, in part, by talking about how American manufacturing jobs moved overseas as plants closed down and moved overseas.

Q3 2020 Freight Rates and Logistics Market Update

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percent at the Arizona-Mexico border in the same period, to $2.62 While we saw progress in the retail sector, the same conditions have not been present in the manufacturing space. According to an article published in Transport Topics, “A separate report June 16 showed industrial production rose in May by less than estimated, indicating a more gradual recovery for manufacturing.” A lot has happened during the first two quarters of this year.

This Week in Logistics News (January 23-27, 2017)

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Donald Trump’s Tough Talk on Trade With Mexico Weighs on Logistics Boom (WSJ – sub. companies that move manufacturing operations overseas? But discussions this week about implementing a border tax on imports — such as a 20 percent tariff on products imported from Mexico, which could be used to pay for the president’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico Mexico border — has many retailers and other importers concerned, to say the least.