Landstar Metro, a transportation services company specializing in third-party logistics (3PL), announced it has opened as a full-service transportation logistics provider offering customers access to truckload, less-than-truckload and expedite third-party capacity solutions in Mexico.
The new operation, headquartered in Mexico City, is affiliated with Landstar System, Inc., a worldwide, asset-light provider of integrated transportation management solutions delivering safe, specialized transportation logistics services.
Landstar Metro started operations after acquiring certain assets from Metro Logistics, a privately held Mexican carrier, and obtaining the agreement of Metro Logistics to act as one of its key carriers. Since its founding in 1989, Metro Logistics has provided professional services in transporting and delivering different types of goods.
Landstar Metro will be able to provide solutions in conjunction with Landstar’s U.S./Mexico cross-border services at 11 border-crossing points. It’s worth noticing that Landstar alone has provided Mexico cross-border services for over 20 years.
In January 2017, the company opened its state-of-the-art Landstar U.S./Mexico Logistics Service Center in Laredo, Texas. This 31,000-square-foot logistics facility is on a highly secured, 50-acre C-TPAT certified site that includes a 30-bay cross-dock and transload facility, and a custom-designed 120-ton, stand-alone bridge crane for heavy/specialized freight.
“We are excited to open Landstar Metro at a time when the transportation logistics industry is growing in Mexico,” said Gabriel Zuniga, vice president and managing director of Landstar Metro. “Being part of the Landstar network provides many opportunities and enables us to serve our customers’ needs within Mexico and the United States,” he added.