However, while the threat of tariffs has dissipated, challenges to cross-border shipping remain. U.S.-Mexico cross-border shipping has unique requirements, and therefore requires specific knowledge and capabilities to ensure smooth and efficient transit of the border.
Security and safety are the most significant concerns in cross-border shipping, and should be top of mind for any shipper that utilizes cross-border transportation. The security situation can be very fluid, and conditions on the ground can vary from day to day and from city to city.
Therefore, it’s critical for shippers to partner with third-party logistics providers who have a physical presence in Mexico. A 3PL with a local presence can deliver many benefits, including:
With the expected ratification of the USMCA, shippers can expect the movement of goods to once again flow unhindered. However, security will remain a concern for the foreseeable future.
David Henry is regional manager for Mexico at GlobalTranz.
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