A sudden double-digit hike in fuel prices is hammering Mexican trucking companies and shippers — but it's not their only problem.
14 Mar 2016
A new all-water container service moving Samsung products from Mexico through the Port of Miami to the Southeast is providing some shippers a cheaper and faster option, shaving off roughly half the time and a quarter of the cost from traditional trucking cross-border options.
10 Feb 2016
A new retail services division and steady automotive demand helped push Pilot Freight revenue higher last year despite falling fuel surcharges and a sluggish economy.
18 Jan 2016
With near-sourcing spurring a Mexican manufacturing boom and a strong dollar kicking U.S. imports into high gear, cross-border trade between the U.S. and Mexico is expected to rocket in 2016.
15 Jan 2016
Thanks partly to its acquisition of non-asset truckload specialist Coyote Logistics, UPS is opening new routes into shippers' cross-border supply chains.
23 Dec 2015
Mitsui-Soko Holdings Co., a major transportation and logistics service provider in Japan, has agreed to acquire a container terminal operator at home and established three new subsidiaries abroad to further expand its global operations.
17 Dec 2015
SeaLand plans next month to add a weekly Philadelphia-Mexico route that the Maersk Group regional carrier is touting as an alternative to cross-border land transportation for perishables.
02 Dec 2015
The value of goods shipped between Mexico and the U.S. continues to climb, while the goods value in U.S.-Canada trade is dropping. Lower fuel prices and the strong U.S. dollar are partly to blame, as well as the surge in Mexican manufacturing aimed at the U.S.
12 Nov 2015
An increase in the amount of freight transloaded at the U.S. border means Mexican trucking company Fletes México is using more of its own equipment to haul shipments to a U.S. crossdock facility. The trend has been noted by U.S. logistics operators, who claim it can help reduce a capacity imbalance at the U.S.-Mexican border.
10 Nov 2015
Logistics operators at the U.S.-Mexican border are handling more transloaded truck freight, as rising volumes clash with the weak peso and imbalanced capacity.
24 Oct 2015
The Port of Manzanillo, Mexico’s largest, avoided major damage from Hurricane Patricia as the Category 5 storm apparently proved much less destructive than feared.