DHL has introduced Break Bulk Express (BBX) service to customers shipping multiple packages in one day from Mexico to the U.S. BBX is designed to consolidate customers' multiple express shipments into single large bundles that substantially reduce customs clearances, delivery times, tracking and related costs.
DHL's Northbound BBX is a key capability in the company's recently announced North America Trade Lane initiative, a five-year, $100m investment. With the introduction of Northbound Break Bulk Express, DHL customers shipping from Mexico can combine individual packages into one large shipment to speed and simplify customs clearance. DHL then breaks the bundled shipment back into its individual package components and delivers each to its separate destination.
Quoting the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics, DHL says the market for BBX-type services in North America is currently about $375m a year, with air shipments representing approximately 30 percent of the total. Northbound shipments from Mexico include, in rank order, automotive parts, high-tech products, consumer electronic goods, and agricultural goods such as flowers, fruits and vegetables.
DHL says Break Bulk Express is currently available for customers shipping into the U.S. from more than 30 countries.
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