As Mexico’s manufacturing output has increased steadily over the last decade, so has the throughput of its major ports along the Gulf of Mexico and Pacific Ocean. Mexico in 2014 handled more than 5.7 million 20-foot-equivalent container units, 10 times more than it handled in the first full year of the North American Free Trade Agreement in 1995. To keep pace with that growth, Mexico’s federal government in April announced it is investing $5 billion in its ports.
21 May 2015
In a deal expected to close on Aug. 1, Scarbrough International, a Kansas City-based logistics and customs brokerage firm, will expand its operations south and into Mexico.
18 May 2015
The number of tractor-trailers crossing U.S. borders rose 2.4 percent in the first quarter, following a 4 percent increase last year, according to Department of Transportation data. Border crossings between the U.S. and Mexico outpaced U.S.-Canadian truck traffic.
12 May 2015
The fastest-growing port in North America in 2014, with 13.8 percent year-over-year growth, was Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Its Fairview Container Terminal was recently acquired by DP World. With 11.23 percent growth, Mexico’s Pacific port of Manzanillo edged out Boston, at 11.20 percent growth, for the No. 2 spot.
05 May 2015
The cargo of the world’s largest retailer contributes to the slightly more than 200 20-foot-equivalent units hauled on the Kansas City Southern network weekly from the port of Lazaro Cardenas to its Houston area intermodal terminal
02 May 2015
$1.1 billion terminal operator ICTSI sold its stake in a Japanese container terminal on Okinawa to focus on other global port operations.
28 Apr 2015
Swift Transportation will hike driver pay for the second time in less than a year as it plans to expand truck capacity 4.5 percent across multiple divisions in 2015. Expect shipper rates to keep pace.
28 Apr 2015
There used to be few alternatives to manufacturing in China, but this infographic details how rising production costs in the "Factory of the World" is allowing sourcing competitors to threaten that dominance.