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The move was prompted by the need for additional transportation management to support rapid growth of the automotive industry and imported freight in Mexico, the company said. Its new customs office for air imports is located within the free trade zone of Mexico City Airport. Up to now, Yusen has conducted those operations through an agency. Through the direct management of operations, it intends to smooth the implementation of various types of transportation control, such as the checking of freight status within the airport transit shed, ensuring efficient customs clearance and supervised loading of trucks. In addition, Yusen has opened a cross-dock office for air export inside the airport. It is now managing a number of tasks that were previously handled by an agency, such as negotiation of freight charges with airlines, and the issuing of waybills. Yusen said it plans to set up a similar structure at the Guadalajara and Monterrey airports. Established in 2008, Yusen Logistics (Mexico) provides logistics services through five bases, including its headquarters in Mexico City. Services include a cross-border trucking operation as well as a domestic milk-run service for auto manufacturers.
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