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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Mexico border, his words seem unusually predictive. Specifically discussing how the internet of things will impact supply chains, he said: The internet of things provides companies the ability to source parts and inputs, and sell, globally. 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.

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The Pros and Cons: International and Domestic Sourcing

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It’s easy to oversimplify the differences between sourcing for parts locally or internationally. When considering where to purchase from, the prevailing idea seems to be that domestic sourcing allows for better control and shorter lead time, but international sourcing is more cost-effective. Let’s compare the strengths and weaknesses of both international and domestic sourcing options. International Sourcing. Reaping the benefits of international sourcing.

COP21 – Freight and Climate Change

Freightos

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 The broader climate issue.and freight’s role. The emissions from freighting Shawn’s TV is a miniscule percentage of this year’s 33 billion ton cube. Finding freight’s contribution to GHG took a lot of digging. .

This Week in Logistics News (December 5-9, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Some mornings I would ride my rocket ship, evading asteroids and alien cruisers along the way, and I would barely make it to school on time (I mean, the space station), with just enough fuel to make a safe landing. The sky and what’s beyond, an endless source of creativity and imagination for kids and adults alike. Retailer Wal-Mart de Mexico to invest $1.3 billion in Logistics in Mexico (Reuters). R2 Freight & Logistics, Inc.

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

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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.” Speaking of Amazon, the company is raising the bar again on delivery in response to Walmart testing a free, three-day shipping service. NAFTA freight totaled $96.1

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Worker Shortages and More Pose a Challenge to Freight Companies

Elementum

Today, trucking, shipping, air shipping, and other logistics services are all experiencing disruption: As consumer expectations evolve, businesses are constantly pressured to deliver high-quality goods in the shortest amount of time. But issues surrounding labor and rising fuel prices pose real threats to the freight industry. trucks transport 63 percent of ALL the goods that go to Canada and Mexico. Technology Comes to the Aid of Freight Companies.

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.

6 Trends Affecting Inbound Freight Management!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Successful inbound freight management depends on a strong logistics management program. Shippers need to have a robust set of controls in place, a high-quality inbound freight routing guide , automated tracking technology, reporting capabilities, and much more. Shippers need to understand the trends throughout the industry affecting inbound freight management and how to plan accordingly. Congress Will Affect Successful Inbound Freight Management. Subscribe Here!

This Week in Logistics News (April 1-5, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Mexico line as border agents moved (Reuters) Global trade growth loses momentum as trade tensions persist (WTO) Shipping Comes to Terms With $50 Billion Clean-Fuel Bill (WSJ – sub. Mexico Border Crossing Delays. This week, as reported by Reuters, a different type of storm disrupted supply chains: “trucks delivering goods from Mexico to the United States are facing up to 12 hours of gridlock, drivers said, after a transfer of [750] U.S.

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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.

6 Tips to Avoid Common Canada Cross-Border Shipping Mistakes

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Last week, the United States, Canada, and Mexico struck a new tri-lateral agreement to replace NAFTA, now called USMCA. Whenever possible, you can better position your freight and your business if you make time to find appropriate carriers and drivers and prepare your compliance documentation. All freight crossing the border can undergo cargo examinations. It’s their job to coordinate with inspectors and facilities to secure a timely release of your freight.

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

Produce season transportation can have an impact on your freight, even if you do not ship grains, fruits, or vegetables. Peak produce shipping season refers to the time period when the largest volume of fruits and vegetables are harvested and subsequently shipped to markets across the US, impacting truck capacity. Even if you don’t grow or ship produce, your transportation performance and spend can still be directly impacted. New Mexico.

This Week in Logistics News (November 10-14, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Teamsters step up union drive at FedEx Freight, Con-way (Reuters). Mexico Customs Management. September 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Cass Freight Index Report – October 2014. This week, FedEx Freight drivers voted against the union in Newark, New Jersey , and Con-way Freight employees did the same in Manchester, New Hampshire. Mexico customs process.”

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. When it comes to air freight, global capacity is down 22 percent compared to last year, with further declines expected. Ocean Freight. Air Freight. Ocean Freight. Air Freight. Ocean Freight.

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This Week in Logistics News (June 3-7, 2013)

Talking Logistics

In this week’s news… UPS Freight Announces 2013 Rate Adjustment. New Distribution Strategy For Market Leading Kewill Clippership® Parcel Shipping Software. Cass Freight Index Report for May 2013. Amazon plans big expansion of online grocery business: sources ( Reuters ). On May 28th, ABF increased its general rates and charges for its freight division by “about 5.9 This week UPS Freight announced “a general rate increase of 5.9 Welcome to June.

What Is the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain? We Surveyed the Transplace Network.

Transplace

Last week, we surveyed Transplace’s network of customers of $9+ billion of freight under management to reveal the impacts of the pandemic. 10% or less are in Canada, Mexico or Europe. Cutting costs and looking for alternative supply sources were also prioritized along with making new budget revisions to adapt to the changes in the global supply chain. Increase in expedited freight due to material shortages. What Is the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain?

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

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FedEx Helps Small Businesses Streamline Shipping with fedex.com Integration Manager. According to the press release: Transplace leverages the CombineNet ASAP® advanced e-sourcing technology as part of its expert solutions, helping customers develop and optimize their carrier strategy for procurement events involving truckload, less-than-truckload (LTL), and intermodal needs. Mexico trade.

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Spotlighting Import/Export Professionals!

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Avoid bottlenecks and lower risk in the sourcing process that can lead to inventory shortfalls. Now, with COVID-19, companies have to navigate new challenges – while also adapting to the Canada – United States – Mexico agreement (CUSMA), which replaced NAFTA and is now undergoing implementation. A deep understanding of requirements for different forms of transportation including freight, rail, air, and sea. Freight and Logistics Guest Blog Post Export Exporting Importing

Q3 2020 Freight Rates and Logistics Market Update

Zipline Logistics

However, the freight market, and the domestic economy, rebounded from April lows much quicker than anticipated over the last month. During the last few weeks, outbound tender volumes, a useful measurement of freight in the market, have soared. Produce season is affecting the freight market much more than last year’s season, stretching capacity in California, and the Southeast where output is peaking. But there are a few trends that are currently affecting the freight.

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

Cerasis

Already, the US is looking as attractive as Mexico to manufacturers and is likely to match China in attractiveness in the near future, according to the MAPI Foundation , which produces in-depth economic reports widely read by the press, government official and the business community. Unless the source of natural gas dries up, which is not likely for many years to come, the price of gas is likely to remain low for the foreseeable future.

Peeling Back The Orange Juice Supply Chain! (Video)

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India and Mexico. Most of this production is shipped in the form of Frozen Concentrated Orange juice (FCOJ). This involves the removal of water from the juice via evaporation, which makes the concentrated Orange juice more efficient for economical shipping. This concentrate is then stored in refrigerated tanks and then transported to refrigerated trucks and refrigerated tankers for shipping around the world. Source: [link] ). Subscribe Here! Email Address.

What Could Stop Lithium from Revolutionizing Transportation?

Elementum

Its growth—use increases by 11% per year—has ignited a battle among companies to produce the cheapest alternative source: batteries. Still, lithium batteries and similar goods are categorized as dangerous goods, which imposes restrictions and compliance requirements among airlines, ground handlers, freight forwarders and shippers across the supply chain. Companies like Tesla, using the gigafactory, could source lithium from local suppliers in Nevada for a fully closed supply chain.

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.

Logistics Trends Part 3

BluJay Solutions

Third Trend: Regionalization, Near-sourcing and Emerging Markets. . This shows that trade is re-balancing – with obvious consequences to shipping lines, air cargo carriers and freight forwarders. At the same time, near-sourcing is becoming more important. In North America this is usually Mexico and in Europe, this could be North Africa. The reasons for near-sourcing include: Reducing transportation costs.

This Week in Logistics News (October 7-11, 2013)

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Freight Shipments Rose 0.4% UPS Expands Expedited Ocean Freight Service To Mexico. Exclusive: Cisco, Google, SAP discussing BlackBerry bids – sources ( Reuters ). The Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) reached its second highest level in history in August, rising 0.4 Here’s some analysis from the press release: The Freight TSI has increased in eight out of the last 10 months, growing from 108.4

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

6 River Systems

Bed Bath & Beyond @BedBathBeyond Bed Bath & Beyond has discovered a way to save millions of dollars on freight over the next few years, thanks to a new 755,000 square-foot distribution facility slated to open in the fall of 2019. The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S. When customers order items not stocked at one of Belk’s fulfillment centers, those items are shipped directly from the vendor.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

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 might mean diverting from Los Angeles/Long Beach to Canada or Mexico. Work with your broker to see if you can get priority on unloading the ship and inland transport. In-bound freight delivery efficiency can be optimised by consolidating in-distribution hubs and reducing stock levels at country level.

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28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. For example, if my contract manufacturer is late with an order it can cause me to incur excess costs with the freighting and warehousing companies, respectively. For example, a certain product is ready to be shipped from the manufacturing facility. Freight capacity — how long will equilibrium last? And not just in Mexico.

Homeward Bound: Reshoring's Shaky Momentum

Elementum

In addition to labor costs, cheaper energy sources have become available with the recent boom in shale gas and oil. Increased traffic in shipping, rail, and road will likely mean more congestion and delays in coming years, at least until countries can innovate and mitigate congestion (see our articles on shipping congestion and China’s freight rail ). Making Waves.

A Great Wall and China – Trump Trade Plans Impact Food, Retail Shippers

Supply Chain Collaborator

One of the most noted promises put forth by the incoming President is the construction of an enormous wall across the entire southern border between the US and Mexico. While the details of this ambitious project have yet to be revealed, if it is indeed accomplished it will surely result in radical changes to how and where freight will enter and exit the United States. Mexico border”. The sourcing of goods may shift quickly away from Pacific Rim manufacturers.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020

Transplace

Southern California: There were mega ships that were set to arrive over the weekend that were intended to take empty containers out of the ports and bring them back to China. Industrial and chemical sectors are maintaining seasonally expected shipping volumes as of this time. Trucks are sourced, loaded, dispatched and then cannot find a retail delivery appointment for days beyond the scheduled pickup date. Spot market freight has seen an increase up to $2.13

Full Truckload Trends to Watch in 2019

Cerasis

Capacity is still wasted, reports Satish Patel via JOC.com , yet new apps and technologies are changing the way shippers tender and schedule freight. Raw Material Shortages and Price Hikes Will Contribute to Renewed Interest in Fleet Preventive Maintenance The threat of new tariffs levied by the Trump Administration will have a dramatic effect on full truckload shipping. Getting The Most Out of Shipping In 2019.

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Rhode Island Named Bottom State for Infrastructure and Transportation as US Underinvestment Takes Toll

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This is a national issue that logistics providers should take notice of in terms of both the general economic drag it is creating, and the damage it is causing to their performance through shipping delays and added costs. New Mexico. New Mexico. #31. The legislation mandates that 80% of the overall funding will comes from these sources before the federal government will step in with financial support.

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

Talking Logistics

In the meantime, here’s Trump, Amazon, and the rest of this week’s supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: Amazon Expands Into Ocean Freight (WSJ – sub. Donald Trump’s Tough Talk on Trade With Mexico Weighs on Logistics Boom (WSJ – sub. Freight on digital fast track: DHL launches CILLOX. Brings Advanced Freight Collaboration Solutions to the Transportation Industry.