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The transportation industry is constantly changing; consumer demand has been at sustained all-time highs and supply chain and labor shortages are constant.

Organizations that are shipping beyond U.S. borders are taking notice that these constant evolutions require revolutionary changes to their transportation strategy. During this event, Schneider is bringing U.S.-Mexico shippers together with the U.S.-Mexico Foundation, Union Pacific and Kansas City Southern Railroads to help cross-border shippers revolutionize the way they approach their transportation strategy.

This on-demand event is comprised of four sessions, in which you will:

  • Gain an understanding of ally-shoring and nearshoring, their trends in transportation and how other organizations are incorporating them into their strategies.
  • The value in mode diversification – such as intermodal or dedicated transportation solutions – to meet capacity needs.
  • How to utilize network engineering to optimize your supply chain network and develop your cross-border strategy. 

In the News: North American transborder freight Up 24% in August 2022 vs. 2021

According to the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics, total transborder freight between the U.S., Mexico and Canada increased 24% August 2022 vs. 2021, totaling $140 billion.

  • Freight between the U.S. and Mexico increased 23% during the same time frame, totaling $70 billion.
  • Of that freight, the majority was moved by truck, $48 billion, next by rail, nearly $8 billion.
  • Most of that freight was moved through Laredo, TX ($22 billion).

Q3 Update: Mexico northbound flows continue to significantly outpace southbound flows

The National Institute of Statistics and Geography in Mexico, known as INEGI, recently reported import/export values for the month of September reaching a gap of 43.7%. This puts the full year gap at 43.6%, up from 34.9% for that same period in 2021. The full gap in Q3 2022 reached 46.2%. Also note the significant spike Mexican exports (northbound flows) have observed this year.

Graph of import and export values for the month of September 2022 – gap of 43.6%

To put that in perspective – for every southbound shipment into Mexico, there are close to double that amount flowing northbound to the U.S. This can be much greater in specific markets, such as Monterrey and Saltillo.

2022 will go down in the books as one of Mexico's best years in terms of capturing Direct Foreign Investments. YOY Jan - Sep FDI has grown 30% versus same period previous year. The North and Bajío regions have been the largest receptors of these investments.

Northbound capacity solution: New Intermodal capacity options from Silao, Mexico

Schneider is now offering Northbound Intermodal service from the FXE Silao, Mexico ramp. This is a great capacity option for those shipping from:

  • The Bajio area
  • Queretaro
  • Guadalajara

Map of Schneider intermodal ramp network northbound freight to U.S. from Silao, Mexico

This is in addition to our regular services out of the KCSM ramps in:

  • Monterrey
  • San Luis Potosi
  • Toluca

Schneider offers multiple capacity options to move your freight across the U.S.-Mexico border and beyond

Mexico transportation network and services Schneider

In addition to Truckload and Intermodal cross-border transportation solutions, Schneider offers solutions through Dedicated, Bulk, Brokerage, Logistics and Warehousing. We can help you achieve your capacity needs through our 30 years of cross-border transportation experience and expertise.

In the News: Record-breaking Mexico job growth in October 2022

Mexico’s formal sector job generation hit the highest increase on record for a single month in October with 207,968 new jobs, bringing Mexico’s current total of formal jobs to 21.6 million.

  • Mexico’s Social Security Institute (IMSS) reports the increase represents a 1% growth vs. September and 4% growth vs. October 2021.
  • Nearly 1 million new jobs have been created so far this year, the second-highest total of jobs created between January through October since recording began in 2000, according to IMSS Director Zoé Robledo.
  • Most jobs created were in Mexico City, followed by México state, Jalisco, Nuevo León and Sinaloa.
  • The highest concentration of new jobs occurred in the transport and communications sector, which saw 7.8% growth.

On-Demand: Nearshoring: What does it mean to your logistics strategy?

Bernardo Rodarte and Jessica Valdez, both from Schneider, discuss nearshoring and why it's important to cross-border shippers, along with the importance of planning and mode diversification to your long-term transportation strategy.

In the News: U.S. and Mexico strategize to lure nearshoring business relocation from Asia

Mexico and the United States will work together to move companies to North America from Asia, according to the Economy Ministry (SE).

People working in a factory for childrens swings

After a meeting between Economy Minister Raquel Buenrostro and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, the SE said that those two officials will collaborate to put together a joint presentation to the private sector “to disseminate the opportunities and economic and fiscal benefits that both countries offer for the relocation of companies.”

The presentation will be put forward in the first two months of 2023, the ministry said in a statement.

In the News: Mexican cyber-attack threatens to cripple road freight movements

Mexico’s Secretariat of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation (SICT) recently disclosed that it was victim to a malicious software attack. It did not damage the agency’s systems or compromise the personal data of citizens. But, in an effort to prevent that, they have temporarily suspended their systems.

The temporary system suspension means that Mexico’s transportation ministry will not be issuing new permits, license plates and driver’s licenses for commercial truck operators through the end of 2022. It is unknown the total effect this will have on capacity, but this could be problematic for some Mexico truck operators.

In the news: UPDATE: Deadline once again postponed for Mexico new Bill of Lading requirements (Carta Porte al CFDI / Bill of Lading Complement)

The Mexican Tax Authority (SAT) has recently extended the grace period to meet the Carta Porte requirements multiple times – now to July 31, 2023.

The Carta Porte requirements will apply to all cross-border freight.

The Carta Porte requirements require preparation and testing. We have been working with our shippers to proactively determine any additional data needs prior to implementation and are testing the new process. We have seen varying degrees of preparedness from our customers and if you have not started working on meeting these requirements with your Schneider representative, please reach out to them as soon as possible.

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