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. In 2016, the value of goods traded between the two countries topped $525 billion, making Mexico the third largest trading partner of the U.S.

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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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Supply Chain Spotlight on Mexico: Takeaways from Logistic Summit & Expo 2015

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As I wrote last October, all signs point to Mexico playing a greater role in supply chains , as companies across a variety of industries grow their presence in the country, either manufacturing in Mexico or growing their supplier base there.

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

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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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Free Trade: Why U.S. Trade With Mexico and China Could Not Be More Different


Mexico and China frequently are labeled as scapegoats for U.S. Partially, this is because Mexico and China are currently our top two trading partners, comprising 15 percent and 17 percent of U.S. Mexico’s manufacturing sector is integrated with U.S.

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Growth and Improvements in Mexico’s Rail Network

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As we highlighted in a post last October, all signs point to Mexico playing a greater role in supply chains. From a transportation standpoint, the primary focus has been on cross-border trucking, but rail is also a critical component of Mexico’s transportation network. How has Mexico’s rail capabilities evolved over the past decade? What is the state of intermodal in Mexico? Live Episode: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 12:00 ET.

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Mexico Becoming More Attractive for Auto Production

Supply Chain Matters

According to media reports, BMW is expected to announce sometime today that the German luxury automotive producer will invest upwards of $1 billion to build its first auto assembly plant in Mexico. Speculation is that the plant will be located in San Luis Potosi, about 250 miles northwest of Mexico City. An announcement is expected from a ceremony being planned today with the President of Mexico.

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Is Mexico the World's Next Manufacturing Hub?


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.

In Automotive Industry, Mexico is Indeed Becoming A North America and Export Production Center

Supply Chain Matters

In a previous Supply Chain Matters commentary in early July, we noted a rising tide of production sourcing investments in Mexico among global based automotive OEM’s. In our commentary, we pointed to significantly more attractive direct labor rates, tariff-free access to markets, foreign currency challenges and global logistics as all contributing to the attractiveness of Mexico as a prime product export center.

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. State of New Mexico.

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Nearshoring: Mexico – Is It Time?

Inbound Logistics

Mexico presents an attractive option for U.S.-based based companies moving all or a portion of their supply chains closer to home

Report That Ford is Planning to Double Production Capacity in Mexico- The Political Dimensions Become More Prominent

Supply Chain Matters

In August of 2014, we initially alerted our Supply Chain Matters readers to the growing attractiveness of Mexico as a North America based Manufacturing and export hub for the global automotive industry. Automotive Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Supply Chain Strategy Ford Motor Company Ford Supply Chain strategic production sourcing in Mexico Supply chain Matters blog supply chain strategic sourcing strategies

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The Move to Mexico: The Trends and Challenges of Nearshoring

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In recent years there has been a trend of United States and Canadian companies turning to Mexico to manufacture goods, especially in the, auto, plastic, and aerospace.

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How United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA) Will Impact North American Cross-Border Shipments


Mexico, and Canada released text to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on September 30, 2018. For Mexico, $117 (USD) for customs duties and $50 (USD) for taxes (Section 7.8.f). The U.S.,

US, Canada and Mexico Agree to NAFTA Replacement

Material Handling & Logistics

Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA. and Canada agreed to a trade deal with Mexico, setting the stage for their leaders to sign the accord by late November in a region that trades more than $1 trillion annually. Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA. and Mexico, the officials said.

Mexico’s Energy Reform Creates Nationwide Demonstrations and Protests


Mexico’s Energy Reform Creates Nationwide Demonstrations and Protests | Transportfolio. Currently, there are more than 16 Mexico states and multiple highways affected by the protests, including: México-Toluca. Mexico Energy Reform

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


Mexico Shipping Series Part 3: Transportation Success is More than a Low Rate per Mile.Transportfolio by C.H. based organization that manufactures their product in Mexico approached us about improving their trucking rates. Mexico Supply Chain Cross-Border Shipping

Intermodal on the Rise in Mexico

Talking Logistics

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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Exploring Nearshoring in Mexico

Logistics Viewpoints

Mexico has become the destination of choice for many companies looking to benefit from its vastly improved infrastructure; increasingly skilled labor force; its proximity to the United States, as well as all Central and South American countries; and rapidly improving economic growth.

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U.S./Mexico Shipping Series Part 2: A Presence on Both Sides of The Border


Mexico Shipping Series Part 2: A Presence on Both Sides of The Border.Transportfolio. Mexico cross-border shipping, I covered some of the key benefits of a door to door service provider. Mexico Shipping Options. Mexico Cross-Border Shipping

U.S./Mexico Shipping Series Part 6: How to Improve Your Customs Broker Relationship


Mexico borders. and Mexico brokerage, bridge drayage, warehousing, and transportation) together under a single provider. Mexico Shipping Series: U.S./Mexico Mexico Shipping Series Part 1: Door-to-Door Service Providers.

U.S./Mexico Shipping Series Part 4: Preparedness for Cross-Border Shipping


Mexico Shipping Series Part 4: Preparedness for Cross-Border Shipping | Transportfolio. A supply chain that crosses the United States and Mexico border tends to have more links than those that exist in domestic shipping. Mexico Cross-Border Shipping

Nearshoring: Mexico – Is It Time?

Inbound Logistics

Mexico presents an attractive option for U.S.-based based companies moving all or a portion of their supply chains closer to home

U.S./Mexico Shipping Series Part 1: Door to Door Service Providers


Mexico Shipping Series Part 1: Door to Door Service Providers.Transportfolio. Mexico cross-border shipping. Mexico cross-border logistics provider. Mexico border you need a carrier in Mexico, and a Mexico customs broker, a drayman, a U.S.

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. We applaud Southwest Airlines' decision to expand cargo operations between Mexico City and Houston Hobby Airport. Southwest Airlines Co. Southwest is going to focus on building up international shipping capabilities and experience in the Mexican market first.

Making E-Commerce Work in Mexico

ModusLink Corporation

This week I’ll be in Mexico, giving a keynote at the CANIETI West Regional Annual Convention (Congress), which is taking place from July 30-August 2, 2015, at the Puerto Vallarta Jalisco Hotel: Grand Velas de Nuevo Vallarta.

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Why U.S. Trade with Mexico and China Could Not Be More Different

Material Handling & Logistics

Losing a job to China is much more damaging for the United States than losing a job to Mexico. Adams Nager, Economic Policy Analyst, the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation. read more. Global Supply Chain News

The New NAFTA: What’s Changed? What’s the Impact?

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administration, and after a lot of back and forth negotiations between the US, Mexico, and Canada over the past year, a new agreement has been reached which is set to be signed soon. How will these changes impact companies, particularly those that trade with Mexico? Mexico, and Canada (USMCA), I asked Jose to evaluate the impact of NAFTA — was it positive or negative? “I I don’t think Mexico would be in the economic status it has today without it.

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This Week in Logistics News (May 28 – June 1, 2018)

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Canada and Mexico (New York Times). President Trump decided to move forward with imposing tariffs on metals imported from the EU, Canada, and Mexico. Meanwhile, as reported by Reuters, “Mexico announced what it described as ‘equivalent’ measures on a wide range of U.S.

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Canada-Mexico Transportation Heats Up – What You Need to Know

Logistics Viewpoints

Canada-Mexico trade continues to heat up thanks in part to the growing number of company’s near-shoring operations to North America, particularly to Mexico, from Asia.

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

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Robinson Celebrates 25 Years of Business in Mexico. Mexico freight totaled $45.2 Mexico freight than in March 2014. Mexico air freight rose 15.7 As I highlighted in a post last October, all signs point to Mexico playing a greater role in supply chains.

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Innovation and Design in Mexico: Why Mexico Might be Right for Your Company

ModusLink Corporation

Next week I’ll be travelling down to a location very familiar to us here at ModusLink; Guadalajara, Mexico. While there I’ll be giving a keynote at the annual MIND (Mexico Innovation and Design) conference, taking place this year from November 1-3, 2016.

Editor’s Pick: NAFTA and Mexican Free Trade – Aiding Our Neighbor to the South

Talking Logistics

Today’s post is by Troy Ryley at Transplace where he recommends that we keep developing a North America that supports trade and builds a strong infrastructure and economy for Mexico, Canada and the U.S. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and its effect on the United States has been a much-talked-about topic recently, and there exists a desire to either renegotiate or terminate NAFTA and implement additional taxes on goods that are made in Mexico and sold in the U.S.

Improvements to Mexico’s Rail Network Presents Tremendous Opportunity

Logistics Viewpoints

Twenty years ago, there was only one railroad in Mexico, which was run by a public agency and broken into three regional classes. At that time, there needed to be tremendous improvements to rail service, engines and cars, and to key infrastructure such as bridges and tracks.

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


Robinson’s Silver Jubilee in Mexico: 25 years of working successfully with customers and carriers on cross-border and intra-Mexico transportation. Then as now, the United States remains Mexico’s largest trading partner. It’s C.H.