Gebrüder Weiss expands service between Mexico and US

Gebruder Weiss

Gebrüder Weiss has responded to the increasing trade volume between the United States and Mexico with a new facility in Laredo, Texas.

The new site follows only 18 months after the international transport and logistic company opened a branch in El Paso, Texas.

One reason the flow of goods from the Mexico border to the United States has increased, the company says, is because of a growing logistics trend called nearshoring – the practice of transferring manufacturing operations to a nearby country. Mexico is an attractive manufacturing location for corporations from China, Europe, and Latin America to shorten their supply chains into the US and an efficient alternative to overseas operations for American companies. Every day, nearly $800 million (US) worth of goods are transported across the border.

“Our new team is located in Laredo, directly at the intersection of two countries, both of which are major trading partners,” said Country Manager of Gebrüder Weiss North America, Mark McCullough. “As much as 40 percent of the trade between Mexico and the United States is handled via Laredo.”

Gebrüder Weiss covers the resulting transport needs with cross-border and US-wide delivery services. The logistics warehouse provides 1,500 square metres of floor space for handling goods, including those designated as hazardous and also has customs clearance and bonded storage.

The new location in Laredo is just a three-hour drive from the Mexican metropolitan region of Monterrey where US and European corporations produce electronic goods, chemical products, household appliances, textiles, steel, automotive parts and food for global export. The exchange of goods with the United States is additionally boosted by a free-trade agreement that facilitates Mexico’s access.

Gebrüder Weiss has been active in the United States since 2017 and has a total of ten locations offering transport and logistics services for air & sea, land transport and warehouse logistics.

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