Is Mexico the World's Next Manufacturing Hub?

Elementum

Mexico may become the global manufacturing nerve center if the country plays its cards right. According to Deloitte’s 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index, Mexico ranks number eight out of 40 countries including Canada, Sweden, and Vietnam. Deloitte has also highlighted the country as a major manufacturer of electronics parts , machinery, and appliances, among others. Challenges or not, manufacturers of another key industry, plastics, are betting on Mexico.

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

Transplace

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

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Driver Shortage in Trucking: Time for Plan B

Talking Logistics

Just as significant as the headline figures, Mr. Maki said, is that June’s hiring was broad-based, as industries as varied as health care, manufacturing, financial services and retailing all added workers. “ It’s probably the most difficult recruiting environment…I’ve seen in my 26 years in the business ,” said Scott McLaughlin, president of Stagecoach Cartage & Distribution LP, a family-owned firm in El Paso, Texas. . Last week, the U.S.

Van Rates Sag, Flatbeds Add 2¢, Before Q1 Closes

DAT Solutions

HOT MARKETS : Rock Island , IL, is home to farm equipment manufacturers, who must have shipped a bunch of orders last week. Dallas to El Paso , up 53¢ to $2.40/mile. We're just a few days away from Easter and Passover, which coincide with the close of the first quarter. It's common for shippers to hustle freight out the door before the quarter ends, and this is the deadline.

Despite NAFTA Uncertainty, Logistics Investments Continue

Logistics Trends and Insights

began development of a $41 million facility in El Paso, Texas, to expand its work in the cross-border market along the Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico corridor. It will be operated out of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and enable ecommerce companies, manufacturers, and other commercial interests conducting business in Mexico and throughout Latin America to more efficiently and cost-effectively transport goods between countries, while ensuring proper inspections and safety controls.