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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Mexico Back in the Supply Chain Spotlight

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It seems like we’ve come full circle with Mexico. A lot of companies set up operations and sourced from Mexico back in the 90s, then the focus shifted to China and other Asian countries, and now Mexico is back in the spotlight. What is it about Mexico that makes it an attractive trading partner again? There are roughly 4,000 maquilas operating in Mexico today…. . Luckily for Mexico, the U.S. Mexico has built up substantial reserves.

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Southwest Airlines Cargo Now Shipping Internationally, Beginning With Mexico


Cargo is expanding internationally in its shipping operations, with Mexico City the first port of call and further routes planned shortly. Our Teams have been hard at work getting ready for this historic milestone, and now we're set to take our award-winning Cargo services to places we've never been able to reach before," said Matt Buckley, Southwest's Vice President of Cargo and Charters. "We Southwest Airlines Co.

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.

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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Intermodal on the Rise in Mexico

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Mexico’s rail capabilities have evolved significantly over the past decade, as Carlos Godinez, Intermodal Director, Mexico at Transplace , discussed in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. “It’s The change is most evident for cross-border intermodal shipments between the United States and Mexico: In the past, an intermodal train originating in Chicago, for example, used to stop at the border [before crossing into Mexico].

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How to Thwart the Growing Menace of Cargo Theft

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While piracy on the high seas regularly makes headlines, the inland version – cargo theft – has quietly been on the rise for years. One needs to look no further than the FBI, which began tracking cargo theft statistics a few years ago after recognizing its impact on the economy – and realizing it also posed a threat to national security. The problem is even worse in Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, Russia and parts of Europe.

Shortages in Medical Supplies Linked to Imports

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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. Tariffs, political upheaval and more have caused many to rethink their stance on globalization. But perhaps the biggest mind shift will come from the pandemic as the death rate climbs around the world.

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Transportation TIP List: Week of February 3rd, 2019


Service Cools Mexico’s Refrigerated Rail Potential : With less than 1% of refrigerated cargo moved in containers or trailers by rail despite costing up to one-fifth less than truck transport, Mexican intermodal rail will be able to grab market share if it can improve security, reliability, and capacity challenges. Transportation TIP List: Week of February 3 rd , 2019.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


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.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 23, 2020


Mexico and Cross-Border. This past week, some states announced a mandatory shut down of manufacturing plants in Mexico until April 30. The exchange rate in Mexico continues to fluctuate but is still much higher than the last few years at a historic of 19 pesos per dollar. This indicator affects transport companies in Mexico that have income in pesos as all their parts and some of their payments could be based on U.S. Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 23, 2020.

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.

Exxon Jumping in to Mexico's Fuel Market With First US Cargo

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refiners to supply the newly free Mexico fuel market. refineries into Mexico’s central state of Guanajuato by rail, making it one of the first private gas station operators to sell fuel to the nation without buying it from Pemex. After years of preparation, last week Mexico finished liberalizing prices for gasoline and diesel across the country.

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. Majority of countries are re-opening gradually and cargo flows are re-emerging as shippers and manufacturers increase activities. Letter from the CEO: Market Update May 21, 2020.

Amazon’s Mexican Aspirations

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As a follow up to our blog post, Mexico – The Race for E-commerce Dominance Starts with Logistics , we take a look at Amazon who is reportedly scouting for land in central Mexico for a fourth distribution center. Expanding into countries such as Mexico is not a cookie-cutter process.

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. and Mexico.

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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.

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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Logistics Execs Split on Outcome of NAFTA Talks

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Executives in a new survey, 2018 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index, are divided about whether a new pact would help Mexico (24.3%); hurt Mexico (21.8%); or leave trade unchanged (25.7%). Supply chain industry executives are split sharply about how Mexico will fare if it is able to agree with the United States and Canada on terms to update the North American Free Trade Agreement. . 8 Mexico even though the Brazilian economy is roughly 70% larger. .

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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Five Ways to Drive a High-Performance, Cross-Border Automotive Supply Chain


and Mexico? Department of Commerce , in 2015 Mexico produced 3.4 auto part exports to Mexico have more than doubled and were valued at more than $30 billion in 2015. and Mexico, we need to be cautious when generalizing about related logistics issues. Level cargo flows. supplier ships more product than a buyer in Mexico can handle. Supported by the North America Free Trade Agreement, Mexico and the U.S.

Regional Parcel Carriers

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Through its shipping partnerships, it also offers shipping to California and Mexico. Lastly, US Cargo serves Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Transportation Carriers eastern connection I hate UPS lone star overnight lso ontrac overnight shipping regional carriers regional shippers same day delivery small parcel carriers spee dee us cargo Introduction to Regional Parcel Carriers.

Global Logistics—August 2016

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Mexico Unified Cargo Processing removes border wait times; CRBC struggles to win local support in Kenya; PwC releases Q2 Transportation and Logistics M&A report

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Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

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Lone Star Overnight primarily ships to Texas, Oklahoma, western Louisiana, and southern New Mexico, although it also ships to California and Mexico through its shipping partnerships. Lastly, US Cargo has locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. US Cargo serves a large range of industries and also has a large range of services to match, including same day and next day service. Introduction.

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Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

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Lone Star Overnight primarily ships to Texas, Oklahoma, western Louisiana, and southern New Mexico, although it also ships to California and Mexico through its shipping partnerships. Lastly, US Cargo has locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. US Cargo serves a large range of industries and also has a large range of services to match, including same day and next day service. Introduction.

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Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Lone Star Overnight primarily ships to Texas, Oklahoma, western Louisiana, and southern New Mexico, although it also ships to California and Mexico through its shipping partnerships. Lastly, US Cargo has locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. US Cargo serves a large range of industries and also has a large range of services to match, including same day and next day service. Introduction.

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How Carrier Technology Affects Your Supply Chain

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I’m based in San Diego, CA, which means I help a lot of customers move their freight across the Mexico border. Over the years, I’ve noticed many of my customers—both large and small—have the misconception that carriers, especially those based in Mexico, aren’t using technology. Security- While this may apply to Mexico carriers more than U.S. How Carrier Technology Affects Your Supply Chain | Transportfolio.

Canadian Ports: A Fast Lane for Asia-U.S. Imports?

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West Coast ports continue , causing importers like Lululemon Athletica to delay store shipments by up to 10 days, other shippers are heading to Canada’s West Coast ports, such as Prince Rupert where cargo traffic headed for the U.S. If you’re not exploring alternative ports of entry (whether via Canada, Mexico, or the East Coast), then you’re missing out on opportunities to reduce your risk for a supply chain disruption and/or to achieve lead time and cost reductions too.

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This Week in Logistics: Borderlands: Truck Capacity Tight Near Mexican Border

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The United States - Mexico Cross border trucking and trade is a huge industry in which freight volumes are on the rise. . Long haul freight volumes are rising especially in Texas to Mexico area. The freight coming out of Mexico hit an all-time high in July due to the imbalance of north and southbound volumes. Many essential goods that used to be shipped down to Mexico are now staying in the U.S. The cargo weighed over 7,645 pounds and drugs were found in 968 packages.

This Week in Logistics News (November 4-8, 2013)

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Mexico Takes Over Crime-Besieged Port City ( Wall Street Journal ). Mexico trade, rail increased the most of any mode from August 2012 to August 2013, growing 10.1 Speaking of Mexico, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal , the Mexican government has sent soldiers and federal police to take control of the deep-water port of Lázaro Cárdenas, which ranks among Latin America’s top 10 by cargo (the port is expected to handle 38 million tons this year).

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck Annual 3-Day Enforcement Event to Take Place June 2-4, 2015


CVSA is an international not-for-profit organization comprised of local, state, provincial, territorial and federal motor carrier safety officials and industry representatives from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. International Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world, with nearly 17 trucks or buses inspected, on average, every minute in Canada, the United States and Mexico during a 72-hour period.

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Doing Business in Malaysia


The country is slightly larger than the US state of New Mexico, with terrain that rises from coastal plains to hills and mountains. It’s merchant marine includes more than 1,700 vessels, including bulk carriers, container ships, general cargo ships and oil tankers.

The Cost of Disaster


For instance, Hurricane Harvey impacted nearly 10 percent of the trucking industry for two weeks and prompted several ports and businesses in the region to shut down, consequently forcing the mass rerouting of cargo to places as far as the Bahamas and Mexico. Over the course of three months, ALAN rose to the occasion and fulfilled requests for trucks, cargo vessels, planes, and warehouses, and even helicopters and powerboats.

China Exports Rebound Even as Western Markets Face Lockdown

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The huge build-up of containers at China’s docks has created a major ocean freight imbalance, with a shortage of cargo in US and European ports and a shortfall in boxes needed by Western exporters to ship products to other parts of the world.

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Customer Advisory on Hurricane Harvey


Some Mexico cross-border rail lines continue to be closed (KCSM/BNSF) – an embargo has been enacted. Operations for freight cargo will remain closed until further notice. Note that when the channels and port open, cargo destined for other ports may be unloaded in Houston.