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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2020 Marks 30 Years Working in Mexico: Then and Now

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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.


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What Transportation Professionals Need to Know About the U.S.-Mexico Border Situation

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Mexico border to help process people crossing the border. Mexico border delays in an uncertain atmosphere: Look for opportunities to convert modes of services. Make sure that all internal team members and external customers understand the current volatility and are validating purchase orders before being shipped to or from the border. Mexico Border Situation appeared first on Transportfolio. On March 27, U.S.

Mexico Logistics: Manufacturing in Mexico, Distribution in the U.S.

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For many companies, Mexico has long been an ideal manufacturing location due to lower costs and close proximity to American consumers. Mexico logistics is often fraught with hurdles such as border uncertainties, inadequate warehouse capacity, and security concerns. To overcome these hurdles, many companies are enjoying the best of both worlds: manufacturing in Mexico and shipping finished goods to a U.S.

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

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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. based organization that manufactures their product in Mexico approached us about improving their trucking rates. Mexico Supply Chain Cross-Border Shipping

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. are among the reasons Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler produce some of their vehicles in Mexico, with Ford to double its production starting 2018 via a new plant in San Luis Potosi.

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

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Mexico border, his words seem unusually predictive. Mexico trade risks. Mexico border is causing congestion —and creating havoc—for many supply chains in the same way Mr. Kass described. . The situation has raised a question many of us in the logistics industry never anticipated asking: should companies reassess safety stock levels for Mexico-sourced products due to the risk of an unreliable customs clearance process? Mexico border are severely delayed?

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

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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. Shipping across the border tends to require additional carrier relationships. After all, cross-border shipping regulations create the need for three carriers on many loads that cross the border. Mexico Cross-Border Shipping

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

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As I wrap up this series, I realize just how much information we’ve already covered about shipping freight across U.S./Mexico 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. Mexico Shipping Series Part 2: A Presence on Both Sides of The Border.

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

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Mexico Shipping Series Part 1: Door to Door Service Providers.Transportfolio. Mexico cross-border shipping. Mexico cross-border logistics provider. When shipping across the U.S./Mexico Mexico border you need a carrier in Mexico, and a Mexico customs broker, a drayman, a U.S. Mexico cross-border service was challenging. Mexico border, download our whitepaper, U.S.-Mexico Mexico Shipping Options.

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. 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.

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. The United States and Mexico form a high wage/low wage partnership, bringing complementary labor forces, investments, innovation capacity, and industry strengths together to be able to compete globally.

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U.S.-Mexico Shipping Options

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Mexico border with your truckload shipments could impact the decisions you make—and whether or not you will actually get what you pay for. Understanding what can happen at the U.S.-Mexico By reviewing the process and your options, you will be able to develop better, more efficient strategies to help minimize costs and risk

The 3 Common Misconceptions about Cross-Border Shipping

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parties show significant interest in better understanding the cross-border shipping process. The increased interest has exposed many misconceptions within the shipping community, which otherwise cloud the fundamentals of cross-border transportation. Mexico trade relationships. Listed below are three common and incorrect assumptions shippers make about the cross-border shipping process. Unlike the United States, Mexico does not allow foreign Importers of Record.

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

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Robinson Celebrates 25 Years of Business in Mexico. Speaking of Amazon, the company is raising the bar again on delivery in response to Walmart testing a free, three-day shipping service. 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. Speaking of Mexico, C.H.

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5 Truckload Shipping Trends to Watch for in Today’s Freight Market

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Continue to watch the unfolding trade situations with China and the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Market changes prompt new freight shipping strategies. The post 5 Truckload Shipping Trends to Watch for in Today’s Freight Market appeared first on Transportfolio. For many in the supply chain industry, a cyclical pattern of tension and slack is a familiar occurrence.

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

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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. While there are growing shortages of logistics capacity, qualified personnel, and warehousing at the border, Mexico’s future looks bright. Mexico’s educated workforce, infrastructure, and business climate all make it an attractive business location.

Five Things to Know Before Shipping Across the U.S.-Mexico Border

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billion in goods cross the border each day from Mexico into the U.S., More than $1.7 with more than 70% traveling by truck. For businesses on both sides of the border, getting goods from point A to B can be a complex, confusing and expensive process

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.

Why More Businesses Are Shipping Intermodal

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Intermodal shipping has been on the rise throughout the supply chain industry. With over 145,383 miles of rail throughout North America, intermodal offers capabilities to successfully move freight throughout the span of three countries, encompassing Canada, the United States and Mexico. In 2014, North American intermodal reached a record high of shipping 13.5

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

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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. Retailer Wal-Mart de Mexico to invest $1.3 billion in Logistics in Mexico (Reuters). Trucks might not be as sexy as space ships, but that’s not stopping entrepreneurs from imagining better ways to build and power them.

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

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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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Top 9 Truckload Shipping Trends for 2019

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Two other important topics coming out of Washington are the looming March 2, tariff deadline and the pending United States-Mexico-Canada agreement (USMCA). The post Top 9 Truckload Shipping Trends for 2019 appeared first on Transportfolio. Our industry’s cyclical pattern of tension and slack has become familiar to many of us. Freight volumes (demand) and active supply (trucks, drivers, trains, and containers) seek balance, but often fall somewhere across the balance spectrum.

U.S./Mexico Shipping Series Part 5: How to Find the Right Customs Broker

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Mexico border. No matter how seldom you ship across the U.S./Mexico Mexico border, every border crossing comes with a significant customs compliance risk. Every company with freight moving into or out of Mexico needs to fill out the same forms and cross the border at the same place, so promises of speedy border crossings may mean they’re cutting corners somewhere along the line. Global Transportation Mexico Customs Broker

This Week in Logistics News (May 12-16, 2014)

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Transplace and Celtic Expand Intermodal Services in Mexico. In other transportation-related news, Transplace announced that Celtic International has expanded its cross-border and intra-Mexico intermodal capabilities. In a recent report, Raymond James and Associates referred to Mexico as the “final frontier” for the North American intermodal market, stating, “Intermodal over the U.S./Mexico Mexico border remains in its infancy with market share in the low single digit rates.”.

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Logistics Update: Join Us for Our Mexico Customs Webinar Series


Logistics Update: Join Us for Our Mexico Customs Webinar Series. To help keep shippers up-to-date, we’ve launched a webinar series for our Spanish-speaking customers discussing how these changes have made an impact on those companies shipping across the U.S.-Mexico Mexico border. Therefore, companies may have to seek certification for a multitude of parts in order to ultimately ship a product such as a television to a retailer in Mexico. and Mexico?

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

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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.

Top 9 Truckload Shipping Trends for 2019

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Two other important topics coming out of Washington are the looming March 2, tariff deadline and the pending United States-Mexico-Canada agreement (USMCA). The post Top 9 Truckload Shipping Trends for 2019 appeared first on Transportfolio. Our industry’s cyclical pattern of tension and slack has become familiar to many of us. Freight volumes (demand) and active supply (trucks, drivers, trains, and containers) seek balance, but often fall somewhere across the balance spectrum.

Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 10/30/2020 – 11/05/2020

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Amazon shipping costs outpace sales growth due to soaring pandemic operating expenses Amazon’s shipping costs increased by 57% Year on Year in the third quarter to reach $15 billion. Shipping… General Weekly wrap-up amazon COVID19 cross border operations delivery Mexico royal mail shipping supply chain operations supply chain weekly wrap-up United States weekly wrap-up

Transplace’s Q2 2020 Logistics Market Quarterly Update


Mexico: Truckload. Exchange rate fluctuations and the Mexican economy are affecting imports of goods into Mexico and a slowdown of freight demand. Other factors impacting supply and demand are: Sales of commercial trucks in Mexico plunged in March.

Is it Time for a Cross-Border Checkup?

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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. Growth in Mexico’s manufacturing sector.

When EU and U.S. Cabotage Collide with Peak Shipping Seasons

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Cabotage Collide with Peak Shipping Seasons | C.H. Cabotage with Mexico is even more constrained. Mexico border. A carrier from Mexico must take the shipment to its final delivery within Mexico. The same works in reverse when carriers from Mexico have shipments bound for U.S. Canada, and Mexico. Cabotage Collide with Peak Shipping Seasons appeared first on Transportfolio. When EU and U.S. Robinson.

How the Mexican Peso Is Impacting Cross-Border Transportation

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Guest Commentary Logistics Outsourcing Logistics Service Providers Transportation Transportation Management Systems cross-border shipping international trade Mexico transloadingThe devaluation of the Mexican peso over the past two years has been rather extreme. Two years ago, one U.S. dollar was worth about 13.5 pesos, and today it’s worth about 18. As a result of this severe drop in value, U.S.

3 Important Freight Shipping Issues You Need to Know

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Now, we’re counting down the remaining 3 important freight shipping issues you need to know as we move into the next decade. In recent years, the freight industry has seen an increase in shipping and the number of trucks on the road. As noted above, how long drivers stay on the road affects both timely delivery and safety, and it is an important freight shipping issue. The driver shortage was the top freight shipping industry concern for the third year in a row.