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Trouble in Mexico Causes Havoc when Shipping South of the Border.

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009
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The narco-wars in Mexico are all over the news these days and are causing US shippers to re-think how they get goods to and from Mexico. Lost in the attention grabbing headlines are some other issues that are wreaking havoc with trans-border shipping including the US govt’s refusal to allow Mexican truckers on US roads, increased delays with customs at the border, bandits along the north-south trucking routes as well as atrocious road conditions.

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There has to be a better way to move products between the US and Mexico, no? Well there is, and for the life of me, I can’t figure out why more shippers aren’t using it. It’s intermodal in-bond on the railroads. Basically, it just means putting your goods in a container and shipping via rail from a US point to a Mexican point (or vice versa) without stopping at the border. It eliminates the worries that shippers have regarding all the issues at the Mexican border towns as well as the customs delays. And to top it all off, it’s cheaper than trucking! Transit time on the rail from Chicago to Mexico City is between 4 and 6 days, so taking into account all the delays at the border, it’s actually about the same transit time as truck.

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We’ve been using this service for over a year and it has been flawless. We take loaded containers to the UP railroad in Chicago, send the appropriate customs docs to the railroad’s forwarder, it clears US customs and starts down to Mexico City. Four days later the container arrives at the Pantaco yard in Mexico City, where it clears Mexican customs. No delays at the border, no loss of product to highway accidents or to hijackers. This mode of trans-border transportation works well for bulk commodities in tank containers as well as traditional packaged freight in box containers. We have an easier time doing these cross-border deliveries than we do for some intra-US moves. One other positive gained from shipping products this way is that it is much kinder to the environment 28 Weeks Later .

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So to sum up, shipping intermodal inbond between the US and Mexico is cheaper, safer and cleaner.