Logistic

This is how the Audi Q5 is built in the new Mexican plant
Last week, production of the brand new Audi Q5 kicked off at the recently-constructed production facility in San Jose Chiapa, Puebla, Audi's first in the Americas. At full capacity, this plant will turn out 150,000 units a year and employ 4,200 local workers. Now the company has issued a series...
Tijuana: ready for take-off
The city of Tijuana, Baja California, is home to 30% of the 325 companies that make up the aerospace sector in Mexico. Its geographical position is strategic for connectivity and to become a logistics hub capable of benefiting the aerospace sector as well as other industries, besides contributing wi...
Traffic over Mexican ports grows 5.5% in 2016; outpaces its NAFTA partners
Despite a weakening peso, gas price hikes, and transportation-link blockades cargo volumes through Mexican ports increased by 5.5% in 2016, according to a report by Journal of Commerce magazine citing figures by the Mexican Secretariat of Communications and Transport, which oversees the port system....
Trailer tank manufacturer Tyrsol opens its second plant in Nuevo Leon
Six years after it was founded, Monterrey-based manufacturer Tanques y Remolques Sol (Tyrsol) started operations in its second production plant in Nuevo Leon. Around 40 new positions were created for the new facility, in addition to the 120 existing jobs. Last June the facility began its first pha...
TransForce acquires truckload operation of XPO Logistics, deal includes cross-border business
TransForce Inc., a North American leader in the transportation and logistics industry, announced that a wholly-owned subsidiary has acquired the North American truckload operation of XPO Logistics, Inc. The acquisition represents an important expansion of TransForce's truckload ("TL") and logistic...
Trucking market in Mexico totaled US$ 60 billion in 2016
The trucking market in Mexico presents opportunities to third-party logistics providers and totaled US$60 billion in 2016, according to a new report released by Armstrong & Associates Inc. The Mexican trucking market is divided into intra-Mexico and cross-border import/export trucking with the ...
Tuxpan recieves public-private investment worth US$602 million
The new Tuxpan port has received capital funds valued at US$602 million, through public-private investment for its development, which hence secured the project for the terminal to handle containers, general cargo and automobiles, Tuxpan Port Terminal (TPT) by SSA Mexico. President Enrique Peña Niet...
Two logistic services suppliers expand cross-border capabilities in Laredo
Two logistics firms with presence in the U.S.-Mexico border said they’ve expanded their capabilities for cross-border operations in Laredo, Texas, anticipating an increase of demand for such services. Last week Werner Enterprises, a transportation and logistics provider, opened a new office in La...
Two new industrial parks launch operations in Guanajuato
Last week two industrial parks opened doors in the municipality of Apaseo el Grande, Guanajuato, where Toyota builds its manufacturing site. The development required an estimated US$ 135 million investment. The Amexhe Industrial Park started operations last May 4th over a 250 hectares’ surface wh...
Tyrsol opens a new plant in Nuevo Leon
  Due to the growing demand for fuel transport in Mexico, Tanques y Remolques Sol (Tyrsol) kick started operations at its second production plant, that focuses on tank manufacturing, said Miguel Vazquez Garza, General Director of the company. ...
UK-based cargo airline CargoLogicAir to open London-to-Mexico City service
UK-based all-cargo airline CargoLogicAir (CLA) announced it will begin twice-weekly London-to-Mexico City service, a route linking the Mexican capital to markets in the United States, via Atlanta, and the carrier’s hub in London. The service will start on August 19 with a total cargo capacity of 2...
Unilever announced US$7 million investment for Mexico
The international Corporation Unilever, announced an investment plan for Mexico valued at US$7 million, to be completed during the 2017-2018 period.  The new investment will propel products' innovation, to benefit consumers, while improving the logistic systems, thus reducing the environmental impa...
Union Pacific CEO: there’s great opportunity in Mexico
Interviewed by Bloomberg, Union Pacific’s CEO Lance Fritz remarked there’s still great opportunity for the railroad company in Mexico, and remained confident common sense will prevail in NAFTA renegotiations. Union Pacific Corp. has captured 70% of the U.S.-Mexico train traffic through its six ...
UPS to open US$ 41 million logistics center in El Paso, TX
UPS today announced plans for a new US$ 41 million package operations center in El Paso, Texas. The operations center adds more than 153,000 square feet of capacity to current operations and at least ten new full-time jobs. The new jobs pay above El Paso County median wage. "El Paso is the gateway ...
US business associations request to preserve trucking provisions under NAFTA
More than 100 associations and councils related to retail, agriculture and transportation activities send a letter (PDF) to the U.S. Trade Representative office asking to preserve trucking provisions amid the new round of negotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement. “We depend on effi...
USAT Logistics selects Guanajuato to establish Mexican subsidiary
Arkansas-based USAT Logistics, a division of USA Truck Inc., has expanded its portfolio of logistics solutions with the establishment of USAT Logistics de Mexico, located in Celaya, Guanajuato.  “This expansion is in line with our strategy to grow in new markets and provide our customers with an...
VIDEO: Smurfit Kappa expands in Mexico after record breaking year
Package solutions supplier Smurfit Kappa reported a record year in 2016 for its Mexican operations, which saw a 6% increase in its corrugated volumes. The company is currently completing an investment in a plant in Mexico City to support domestic demand. "We've a large Mexican domestic business whi...
Volaris is flying a new aircraft model: The A320neo
Mexico’s low cost carrier, headed by Enrique Beltranena, introduced its first Airbus A320neo at the Toluca International Airport. The plane has seating for 186 people, and it is the newest in the A320 family, whose main features are its new generation engines and Sharklets on the wing tips, which ...
Volvo Trucks: Mexico is one of our top 10 most important markets
Volvo Group announced it expects retail sales of 260,000 Class 8 trucks in the NAFTA region for 2018, that’s a 10.6% increase from the 235,000 units the company projects to sell this year, said Magnus Koeck, head of marketing for Volvo Trucks North America, during a press conference at ExpoTranspo...
Wabash facility in Guanajuato earns clean industry certification
Wabash National Corporation one of North America’s biggest manufacturer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems, has received the Federal Clean Industry Certification at its production facility in San Jose Iturbide, Guanajuato. “Achieving the Federal Clean Industry Certification is a...

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