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

Talking Logistics

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. Understand the 3-Legged Freight Movements at the Border.

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All Signs Point to Mexico Playing a Greater Role in Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

What do you think about Mexico? My short answer: What do your customers think about Mexico? For most 3PLs, their customers — across a variety of industries — are growing their presence in Mexico, either manufacturing there or growing their supplier base there, so 3PLs need to align their services and capabilities accordingly to the changing supply chain networks of their customers. Mexico mode…Freight moved by pipeline increased 11.4

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2020 Marks 30 Years Working in Mexico: Then and Now

CH Robinson Transportfolio

This year marks three successful decades of growing and working with customers and carriers in Mexico. Robinson first opened an office in Monterrey, Mexico, the United States has since remained one of Mexico’s largest trading partners in the import and export business. Mexico increasingly more valuable for all world markets. We are proud to have ten offices and over 350 bilingual experts in Mexico now. In 1995, Mexico exported $66.3

Billion Dollar Port Plan Brings Mega-Retailer To Mexico

Elementum

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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Questions Companies with U.S.-Mexico Trade Should be Asking

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Mexico border, his words seem unusually predictive. Consumers can now buy directly from overseas retailers and manufacturers, and with the increase in the de minimis value by Congress from $200 to $800, we increasingly see the U.S. Mexico trade risks. Mexico border is causing congestion —and creating havoc—for many supply chains in the same way Mr. Kass described. . Mexico border are severely delayed? Nearly three years ago, C.H.

Innovations in Inflatable Dunnage Bag Design Dramatically Reduce Damage Rates of Freight Shipments

Cerasis

North American supply chains for manufactured goods depend heavily on trucking. Bureau of Transportation, trucking was the #1 mode of transport for shipments of freight between the U.S. and Canada and Mexico in 2017.read More. The post Innovations in Inflatable Dunnage Bag Design Dramatically Reduce Damage Rates of Freight Shipments appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Freight Claims dunnage bag design

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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. As freight markets become more efficient in matching supply/demand, just having the lowest rate per mile won’t cut it anymore. This is a company that manufactures a wide variety of construction and agricultural equipment and places a high priority on brand reputation. Mexico Supply Chain Cross-Border Shipping

31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats

Cerasis

Many off-shore manufacturers have returned to the U.S., Those changes, along with high costs of transporting materials and finished goods to and from overseas locations, make the value of reshoring likely to become a compelling financial reality for many manufacturers. manufacturers hurried to produce off-shore, believing significant cost reductions and huge profits would follow. 70% of manufacturers indicate that volatile energy costs are a major concern.

The Changing Face of Manufacturing: How US Manufacturers are Looking Homeward

Cerasis

This is the first post in a two part series on the “Changing Face of Manufacturing.” ” We have many manufacturing shipper customers, and we love to create content of value for them on such subjects as best practices in logistics or trends around the supply chain. This series’s aim is to educate on what we see coming down the pipeline in the world of manufacturing.

How Freight & Transportation Data Can Trim Your Transportation Spend

Cerasis

When you want to drive down your logistics and transportation spend, the very first thing that you need is freight and transportation data. Accurate freight and transportation data is particularly important. Seizing control of freight and transportation spend can improve operating income by five to 10 percent, and boost stock prices by 10 to 20 percent, according to an Accenture study, From a Shipper’s Market to a Carrier’s Market. Freight Invoicing Reports.

Bringing It All Back Home – OTR TMS Supports Reversion to Regional Manufacturing

Supply Chain Collaborator

Will the trend toward a return to “regional manufacturing” boost volumes in over the road transportation in North America as manufacturers move away from Asian overseas operations? American manufacturers are adapting to significant modulation in the nature of their supply chains as market forces and current global events promote operating “closer to home”. As a result, a new focus on network resilience and the idea of more regional manufacturing emerged.”.

This Week in Logistics News (May 25-29, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Robinson Celebrates 25 Years of Business in Mexico. March 2015 North American Freight Numbers. Last November, JDA Software and IBM announced a “new integrated offering [that] will provide retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers with intelligent sourcing, fulfillment and order management capabilities.” Here are some excerpts from the press release: Nexternal provides an omni-channel commerce platform that serves manufacturers, distributors and retailers.

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The Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

Today, we kick off our annual year end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 7 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , 3PL , Business , Transportation , Freight. Top Manufacturing Blog Posts for 2014. Like last year, reshoring and the idea of a US Manufacturing comeback, or revivial, or rennaisaince (whatever you want to call it) was of huge interest to our readers of the Cerasis blog. Is Manufacturing Really a Good Career Choice?

This Week in Logistics News (July 15-19, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Con-way Freight Raises the Bar on Mexico Service, Adds Door-to-Door Tracking, 24-Hour Customer Resource Center, Enhanced Web Tools. Con-way Freight announced this week that it has enhanced its Mexico service offering with the introduction of real-time, door-to-door online tracking, a 24-hour Customer Resource Center and new web tools for tendering and managing shipments moving to and from Mexico.

25 Years in Mexico: Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Robinson’s Silver Jubilee in Mexico: 25 years of working successfully with customers and carriers on cross-border and intra-Mexico transportation. manufacturing exports to NAFTA countries has increased by 258%. Then as now, the United States remains Mexico’s largest trading partner. While there are growing shortages of logistics capacity, qualified personnel, and warehousing at the border, Mexico’s future looks bright. It’s C.H.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

As we move into the back half of May, the freight market is starting to show signs of an expedited rebound. . Th ese conditions have caused a more favorable freight environment. That is e specially the case for outbound freight in southern states and California where produce season is in full swing. . Regional Freight Volume Update ? . Each group oversees freight that enters their region and plans for specific market trends in their respective states.

Transportation TIP List: Week of January 20th, 2019

Transplace

Freight Rail Traffic – Everything is Up : The Association of American Railroads (AAR), in reporting U.S. Better Mexico Intermodal Key to Attract Smaller Shippers : With truck capacity tightening, Mexican intermodal rail operators are attracting small and medium-sized shippers to the service to help reduce container dwell times at marine terminals and inland hubs. Transportation TIP List: Week of January 20 th , 2019.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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. CBP agents within Mexico , a single point of inspection will be created, eliminating a double inspection process, thereby streamlining examination procedures. agents in Mexico investigating narcotics and smuggling activities.

The 3 Common Misconceptions about Cross-Border Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Nearshoring, the act of transferring manufacturing and production lines away from its foreign location and closer to the United States, is increasing in popularity. Mexico trade relationships. When shipping to Mexico, only the Importer of Record can empower a Mexican Customs Broker. Unlike the United States, Mexico does not allow foreign Importers of Record. Customs Broker is needed when importing from Mexico. Mexico Shipping Options, and watch this video.

Transplace’s Q2 2020 Logistics Market Quarterly Update

Transplace

Using proprietary analytics and benchmarking statistics from Transplace’s $9+ billion in freight-under-management, the quarterly report provides shippers and carriers with unprecedented access to the transportation market, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, and international ocean logistics. Other key findings include: The COVID-19 crisis will reduce freight in industrial and consumer sectors. Mexico: Truckload.

Is it Time for a Cross-Border Checkup?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Over the last few months, I’ve spoken with many companies where Mexico is an increasingly important aspect of their supply chain. These companies typically source key components from Mexico, have increased their investments in Mexico manufacturing facilities, or sell a large percentage of their finished goods to consumers in Mexico. The already tight trucking market is impacted even further by several factors: Ratio of northbound to southbound freight.

Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma

DAT Solutions

Less than ten days after Hurricane Harvey, trucks are already moving freight out of Houston, with almost the same volume as before the storm. Houston is home to a number critical industries, including energy exploration, oil and gas refineries, and related manufacturing of petrochemicals and plastic resins, among others. Outbound freight has picked up by now, and rates have declined in both directions after the initial, post-storm peak.

New 3PL Study: The State of Logistics Outsourcing

Supply Chain Movement

About one-third of respondents—32%—listed customer service as the top reason they are investing in omni-channel fulfillment; 23% cited service levels; 11% listed freight costs. Not only do they compete with other 3PLs, they also compete with manufacturers, retailers and consulting firms. Mexico Rising as Manufacturing and Logistics Hub.

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Reshoring in America: The Future Outlook, Current Hindrances & Issues, and Ways to Stimulate Reshoring

Cerasis

manufacturing is not experiencing a “renaissance” Industry experts conservatively acknowledge that off-shoring has slowed, and perhaps “stabilized” Although around 80,000 manufacturing jobs have come back to the U.S. in the past 3 years, (about 60% from China), per research by BCG and others, there’s no indication that a great number of additional jobs will soon return from Mexico and China. Manufacturing has gained 700,000 jobs since 2010.

Doing Business in Malaysia

QAD

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.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary by state. That being said, there is a uniform way to calculate your shipping costs, which can be calculated using our freight quote calculator. Additionally, our freight experts are here to guide you through the process if needed. New 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.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary by state. That being said, there is a uniform way to calculate your shipping costs, which can be calculated using our freight quote calculator. Additionally, our freight experts are here to guide you through the process if needed. New Mexico.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary by state. That being said, there is a uniform way to calculate your shipping costs, which can be calculated using our freight quote calculator. Additionally, our freight experts are here to guide you through the process if needed. New Mexico.

Transportation TIP List: Week of July 7th, 2019

Transplace

Mexico Trade Squeezes Laredo Truck Capacity : A lack of available capacity is making it more difficult for Mexican exporters to find trucks to transport loads across the U.S. Moving freight through the border crossing in Laredo, Texas, may not be as difficult as it was in May, but it is no less complicated. Transportation TIP List: Week of July 7 th , 2019. We’re over halfway through 2019 and there has already been a number of memorable moments and highlights.

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Transportation TIP List: Week of July 7th, 2019

Transplace

Mexico Trade Squeezes Laredo Truck Capacity : A lack of available capacity is making it more difficult for Mexican exporters to find trucks to transport loads across the U.S. Moving freight through the border crossing in Laredo, Texas, may not be as difficult as it was in May, but it is no less complicated. Transportation TIP List: Week of July 7 th , 2019. We’re over halfway through 2019 and there has already been a number of memorable moments and highlights.

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Transportation TIP List: Week of April 14th, 2019

Transplace

The stories included are some of the most noticeable trends impacting transportation, such as a positive projection for the freight market and U.S. Freight Market to Stay in Positive Territory Through 2020 : The U.S. freight market in 2020 will likely have moderately positive economic conditions, following “a great year for 3PLs and freight brokers, and a very tough year for shippers” in 2018, according to load board operator DAT Solutions.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 23, 2020

Transplace

Mexico and Cross-Border. The automotive industry continues with many manufacturers closed. As soon as the manufacturers start ramping up, capacity for exports could be absorbed creating capacity issues for other industries. This past week, some states announced a mandatory shut down of manufacturing plants in Mexico until April 30. Importers will also be affected with higher costs creating less equipment and capacity for export materials in Mexico.

This Week in Logistics News (August 19-23, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Con-way Manufacturing, SmartTruck Systems and Kevin Rutherford Unveil State-of-the-Art Trailer. Freight Shipments Fell 0.2% For example, the company manages all port deliveries to support 18 offshore rigs in the Gulf of Mexico for a major oil company, with 61 dedicated drivers and a network of transportation partners. Innovation in logistics also occurs outside the realm of bits and bytes, as Con-way Manufacturing’s announcement this week demonstrates.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

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. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.