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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Southwest Airlines Cargo Now Shipping Internationally, Beginning With Mexico

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Cargo is expanding internationally in its shipping operations, with Mexico City the first port of call and further routes planned shortly. Southwest is going to focus on building up international shipping capabilities and experience in the Mexican market first. We applaud Southwest Airlines' decision to expand cargo operations between Mexico City and Houston Hobby Airport. Southwest Airlines Co.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Mexico Shipping Series Part 3: Transportation Success is More than a Low Rate per Mile.Transportfolio by C.H. After a recent supply chain evaluation, one company found more value in changing their shipping process to reduce their claims risk by six figures than on immediate transportation savings. Let’s not forget, they also saved six figures in cargo claims and reshipments. Mexico Supply Chain Cross-Border Shipping

Billion Dollar Port Plan Brings Mega-Retailer To Mexico

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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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Shortages in Medical Supplies Linked to Imports

Logistics Trends and Insights

This is certainly welcomed news, however, according to an AP article , the Chinese government has required makers of N95 masks to sell all or part of their production internally instead of shipping masks to the U.S. import countries were: Italy, Canada, Mexico, Pakistan, and India. Air Cargo Asia Pacific China Supply chain risks Trade Globalization Medical Supplies

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Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

The expectation is that two mega ships will arrive at the ports to pick up empties this week as the equipment is needed in China. Industrial and chemical sectors are maintaining at seasonally expected shipping volumes as of this time. Mexico and Cross-border. into Mexico by truckload and the increase of CPG export products from Mexico to the U.S., Spot market rates are increasing for freight going from Mexico to the California, Washington, and Oregon areas.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update May 21, 2020

Transplace

Carriers are continuing to see that more shipping facilities are requiring the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). 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. Letter from the CEO: Market Update May 21, 2020.

6 Tips to Avoid Common Canada Cross-Border Shipping Mistakes

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Last week, the United States, Canada, and Mexico struck a new tri-lateral agreement to replace NAFTA, now called USMCA. All freight crossing the border can undergo cargo examinations. Building strong capacity relationships is key to smooth cross-border shipping. And depending on where you’re shipping, the PST may be blended into the Harmonized Sales Tariff (HST).**. The post 6 Tips to Avoid Common Canada Cross-Border Shipping Mistakes appeared first on Transportfolio.

Amazon’s Mexican Aspirations

Logistics Trends and Insights

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. Currently, Amazon operates three warehouses just outside Mexico City with about 1.5 Mexico joins other emerging countries such as India and Brazil that has captured Amazon’s attention and pocketbook. Amazon e-commerce Mexico

Despite NAFTA Uncertainty, Logistics Investments Continue

Logistics Trends and Insights

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.

Supply Chain Risk Management: Could You Face a Category 4 Supply Chain Disaster?

Kinaxis

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.

Regional Parcel Carriers

The Logistics of Logistics

Headquartered in Woburn, MA, Eastern Connection has a large array of services ; in addition to same day and overnight delivery, it also offers international shipping through a partnership with TNT Express and offers customized logistics solutions through its logistics department. Through its shipping partnerships, it also offers shipping to California and Mexico. Lastly, US Cargo serves Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Speculation and Shipping in the South China Sea

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When dealing with an area said to match the size of Mexico with an estimated US $5T in myriad forms moving through it at any given time, everybody involved is bound to wonder what it means for business. A destabilized shipping route drives up costs in more ways than one, but how close are we to a problem that has yet to definitively present itself?

Logistics Execs Split on Outcome of NAFTA Talks

Material Handling and Logistics

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. .

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

TMC

Where are you likely to encounter the worst bottlenecks when shipping product between the U.S. 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.

The need to know

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Ships wait to unload at Port of Los Angeles as imports boom. Incoming cargo to the Port of Los Angeles is surging as businesses restock depleted inventories and retailers prepare for an early holiday season, the executive director for the nation’s busiest seaport said on Wednesday.

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Pitt Ohio’s Ground service also specializes in shipping non-conveyable products (e.g., 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. The company offers same day and overnight delivery, including international shipping through a partnership with TNT Express. Introduction.

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Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Pitt Ohio’s Ground service also specializes in shipping non-conveyable products (e.g., 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. The company offers same day and overnight delivery, including international shipping through a partnership with TNT Express. Introduction.

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Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Pitt Ohio’s Ground service also specializes in shipping non-conveyable products (e.g., 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. The company offers same day and overnight delivery, including international shipping through a partnership with TNT Express. Introduction.

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

Aborn and Co.

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. Many essential goods that used to be shipped down to Mexico are now staying in the U.S.

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

Talking Logistics

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. As the WSJ article reports, “In one example of that surge in demand, a container terminal operator at Port Metro Vancouver in August told its customers it didn’t have enough railcars to ship Asian goods to the U.S. While the delays at the U.S.

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COP21 – Freight and Climate Change

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COP21, the Paris Climate change conference taking place this week got us thinking what the carbon cost was for shipping the TV. A quick check showed that shipping the TV from Taiwan to Nashville (ocean & trucking) led to about 6.7 North American estimates for freight transportation’s share of national emissions: 7.8% (US), 8% (Canada), 18% (Mexico). International shipping share of global GHG emissions: 2.5% (cargo ships are 67% of the world’s fleet).

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. To gain a better insight into the shipping imbalance and the extent of air freight disruption, we need first to look at the situation as it now exists in China and then refocus the telescope on markets in other parts of the world.

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The Cost of Disaster

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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. The wildfires have severely impacted shipping in the region. Natural disasters continue to dominate headlines worldwide and are only likely to increase in prevalence in years to come.

Doing Business in Malaysia

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

Customer Advisory on Hurricane Harvey

TMC

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. With Houston Port closed, there will continue to be no traffic moving through the shipping channels until at least Friday. Note that when the channels and port open, cargo destined for other ports may be unloaded in Houston.

Customer Advisory on Hurricane Harvey

TMC

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. With Houston Port closed, there will continue to be no traffic moving through the shipping channels until at least Friday. Note that when the channels and port open, cargo destined for other ports may be unloaded in Houston.

Hurricane Harvey Updates

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Although the port sustained relatively minimal infrastructure damage, large container ships remained anchored offshore as authorities need to ensure that the Houston Ship Channel is free from debris and deep enough for large vessels to go through. This has alerted shipping lines and prompted some to entertain rerouting cargo to New Orleans and Alabama, and even as far away as the Bahamas and Mexico.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

The challenges include: - Worldwide capacity problems, especially at ports and transportation companies in North America and Western Europe - Forecast errors that are made worse because goods had to be brought in earlier than planned - The need to support not only brick-and-mortar stores, but also e-commerce sites, whether stand-alone or part of an omni-channel offering Some ways to cope: - Redirect your cargo, if you can, to less congested ports.

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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. Cerasis, a 3PL servicing North America, is no stranger to the transportation and shipping industry. His articles are always a great read, whether they’re about delivery drones or shipping trends. Want to know more about how Uber Cargo is expanding their logistics services?

Logistics Trends Part 3

BluJay Solutions

This shows that trade is re-balancing – with obvious consequences to shipping lines, air cargo carriers and freight forwarders. In North America this is usually Mexico and in Europe, this could be North Africa. Third Trend: Regionalization, Near-sourcing and Emerging Markets. . 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.

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

6 River Systems

The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S. The company is also focusing on freight savings, expanding its TMS to include more destinations and vendors, shipping more volume through a consolidated network (instead of direct to store) and working with suppliers on various savings strategies. When customers order items not stocked at one of Belk’s fulfillment centers, those items are shipped directly from the vendor.

Managing End-to-End Supply Chain Security Like A Pro

Supply Chain Opz

Customs and Border Protection with focus on the international cargoes bound for the United States. Customs and Border Protection for border security between the United States, Mexico and Canada. 4) 24-Hour Rule: under this rule, sea carrier is required to transmit descriptions of the cargo bound for the United States. As you can see from the previous section, security program focuses mainly on movement of cargo and they are 80% initiated by U.S. NAVIGATE. Basics.

Lessons to Glean From the West Coast Port Dispute

Supply Chain @ MIT

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. But the implications of this standoff between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association go beyond idle ships and stranded freight containers. Limited options on the West Coast without new thinking?

What’s Ahead in the Logistics Arena?

Enterra Insights

Deans ( @dhdeans ) reports, “The online tracking of trailers, containers, rail wagons and cargo boxes is becoming increasingly common in all markets across the globe. We may still be a long way away from a future where trucks and ships will be controlled by artificial intelligence (AI) alone,” he writes. Deans, “ How IoT and blockchain is set to transform the global cargo industry ,” Telecoms , 29 May 2018. [5]