With uncertainty surrounding US-Mexico relations, including threats of border shutdowns, tariffs and a Congressional showdown the US-Mexico-Canada agreement (USMCA-NAFTA 2), shippers are expressing more interest in all-water options to bypass any congestion on the border.
Mexico Trade Data
Mexico Trade Data
29 May 2019
Maersk Line predicts trade in and out of Mexico will rise 3-8 percent in 2019, with help from the auto and beer sectors if both flourish.
01 Mar 2018
Economists say the eastward drift in Mexico’s volume is partly due to the expanded Panama Canal opening, enabling ships of up to 14,000 TEU to traverse the waterway, but also due to the improved economic situation in Europe.
20 Jan 2017
Landstar's new logistics center in Laredo will handle more than truckload freight as the company expands its cross-border business.
18 Jan 2017
A sudden double-digit hike in fuel prices is hammering Mexican trucking companies and shippers — but it's not their only problem.
29 May 2015
The value of goods trucked across the U.S.-Mexican border is outpacing the number of trucks making the crossing, rising twice as fast, U.S. transportation and trade data show.
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.
23 Feb 2015
The five largest U.S. border crossings by truck increased truck volume 4 percent in 2014, with Laredo, the largest truck crossing point, processing 5.5 percent more trucks than in 2014.
21 Feb 2015
The U.S. and Canada cleared a big hurdle to building a second span over the Detroit River, a critical crossing and sometime choke-point for cross-border trade.
13 Jan 2015
Even if Mexican carriers rush to apply for U.S. authority, getting freight across the border won't become easier without improved customs processes, an expert on U.S.-Mexican trade says.
26 Nov 2014
U.S.-Mexico cross-border trucking and rail volume is poised to increase after Mexican factory export production in October hit a five-year high.
21 Oct 2014
The book is closed on a three-year cross-border trucking pilot project, but the debate over cross-border trucking with Mexico is far from finished.
13 Sep 2014
Fast-growing third-party logistics companies are tuning into and tapping broad trends driving logistics growth in the U.S. and globally, including increased cross-border trade and the expansion of intermodal rail. Here are seven trends picked by XPO Logistics CEO Bradley S. Jacobs.
27 Jun 2014
While trucking companies have been complaining about a major imbalance between the U.S. and Mexico for months, data from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics suggest just how big the imbalance might be.
24 Jan 2014
This is the first of a two-part series looking at NAFTA’s legacy, the North American supply chain and the future of cross-border trade.
12 Jan 2014
At a recent supply chain conference, Bradley S. Jacobs heard a “financially compelling” case for investing and doing business in his country from former Mexican President Felipe Calderón. “Mexico is positioning to chip into China’s status as one of our major trading partners,” said the chairman and CEO of XPO Logistics.
13 Dec 2013
In a sign of an improving economic environment and growing preference for rail to move goods between the U.S. and Mexico, U.S.-Mexico cross-border trade by rail, measured in value terms, hit an all-time high in September. It rose 16.4 percent year-over-year to $6.25 billion, according to the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Cross-border truck trade also climbed, rising 7.7 percent year-over-year to $27.2 billion, a record for the month.
30 Sep 2013
U.S. cross-border traffic with Mexico via truck and rail jumped 8.1 percent in July 2013, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Both imports and exports via these modes of surface transportation were up year-over-year for the first time since April.
09 Sep 2013
U.S. cross-border imports from Mexico via rail jumped 10.8 percent in June 2013, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Rail imports from Mexico have seen year-over-year increases for the past 17 months.
12 Aug 2013
June was the best month of the year so far for U.S. beef and pork exports, according to statistics released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation.
05 Aug 2013
U.S. cross-border traffic with Mexico via truck and rail was up 3.7 percent from $34.3 billion in May 2012 to $35.57 billion this May, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
05 Aug 2013
U.S. cross-border imports from North American Free Trade Agreement partners Mexico and Canada via rail soared in May 2013, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. However, truck imports declined.
09 Jul 2013
The volume of U.S. beef exports in May was 97,820 metric tons, rising 3 percent year-over-year, and export value was $513.6 million, increasing 9 percent compared with the value in May 2012...
02 Jul 2013
Journal of Commerce Economist Mario Moreno upgraded his forecast for the eastbound trans-Pacific lane to 3 percent growth to a total of 13.1 million TEUs. Better-than-expected traffic in the first quarter was the major driver in the upgrade — issued in the June report of Container Shipping Outlook — from the forecast of 2 percent growth made at the TPM conference in Long Beach in March. “China was the region’s best performer sending 4.9 percent more volume or nearly double the four-quarter moving average rate of growth to U.S. ports than in the same period last year,” he said.
01 Jul 2013
Exports by truck from the U.S. to Mexico jumped nearly 20 percent year-over-year in April 2013, according to data obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Overall value from cross border traffic increased in April.
01 Jul 2013
U.S. cross-border traffic with North American Free Trade Agreement partners Mexico and Canada via truck and rail was up 8.3 percent from $69.17 billion in April 2012 to roughly $75 billion this April, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
07 Jun 2013
The volume of U.S. beef exports in April was 86,433 metric tons, down 9 percent year-over-year, and export value was $434.8 million, down 7 percent compared with the value in April 2012...
05 Jun 2013
International sugar production for 2013 to 2014 is forecast at a record 175 million metric tons, with gains in Brazil and Thailand offsetting lower production in India.
03 Jun 2013
Imports by rail into the U.S. from Mexico jumped 21.7 percent year-over-year in March 2013, according to data obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
03 Jun 2013
The share of U.S. traffic with North American Free Trade Agreement partners Mexico and Canada via truck was down in March 2013, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
07 May 2013
The value of U.S. traffic with North American Free Trade Agreement partners Mexico and Canada via truck was down in February 2013, according to data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
07 May 2013
Exports by rail from the U.S. into Mexico declined 3.1 percent year-over-year in February 2013, dropping for the third consecutive month, according to data obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
01 Apr 2013
The U.S. is exporting a little over half of what it imports by rail from North American Free Trade Agreement partners Mexico and Canada, according to data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
29 Mar 2013
Imports by rail from Mexico into the U.S. showed a large increase in January 2013, jumping over 18 percent to $2.57 billion from $2.17 billion in January 2012, according to data obtained from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
21 Mar 2013
Containerized banana imports into the U.S. rose sharply in the fourth quarter of 2012, continuing a trend of year-over-year growth seen throughout the year.
20 Mar 2013
In January, U.S. beef exports continued the trend shown in 2012 with higher export value on lower volume, while pork exports improved slightly from December 2012’s levels, but remained behind year-over-year...
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