TRUCK CAPACITY SHORT IN MEXICO

From The Journal of Commerce By:  Troy Ryler, managing director of Mexico for Transplace, can be contacted at troy.ryley@transplace.com. Last year’s peak season in Mexico brought about the worst capacity shortage we’ve experienced in a decade. The imbalance in trade between the U.S. and Mexico left…

NAFTA TRUCKING VISION LONG WAY OFF

    By:  Sandra Dibble   U-T San Diego OTAY MESA — To deliver door knobs assembled in Ensenada to Kansas City, Alfonso Esquer needs three trucks. One to carry the knobs to Tijuana. A second to ferry them across the border at Otay Mesa. And…

CBP ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIPS FOR EXPANDED TRADE

BP Announces Partnerships for New and Expanded Services (Friday, August 02, 2013) Washington— U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today that it has made preliminary selections for five new public-private partnerships and is continuing progress on an additional existing project. These six projects in California, Florida…

SEQUESTRATION COULD AFFECT TRADE AND CROSSINGS AT THE LAREDO PORT OF ENTRY

  The below communication comes directly from Victor Gonzalez President of the Laredo Licensed Customs Brokers Association.  Come March 1st we could see long lines at all bridges.  Let’s hope this is cleared up before it starts. By now you have almost certainly heard about…

MEXICAN TRUCKS SLOW TO GET INTO U.S. MARKET

  Washington (CNN) — A year after Mexican trucks were first permitted to conduct long-haul operations in the United States, so few trucks have signed up for the pilot program that government auditors fear they won’t be able to complete a congressionally mandated study of the…

WHY C-TPAT MAKES SENSE

February 13, 2012 By Feray Yuksekbas Kavas Leave a Comment If you are a U.S. importer I am sure you have seen or heard about C-TPAT. Following the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) created and launched this program on April 16,…

LAREDO TO MAKE COUNTY WIDE FOREIGN TRADE ZONE

Within the next year, Laredo officials say local custom brokers could begin operating under more flexible rules for the creation of duty-free zones that would allow more rapid shipment of goods. City staff is preparing an application with the U.S. Foreign Trade Zones Board to…

WHAT'S HE TALKING ABOUT?

The following article was published in Homeland Security Today and written by Jim Giermanski.  His credentials appear at the end of the article.  I don’t agree with most of Dr. Giermanski’s remarks and my comments appear in ITALICS/BOLD below. Cross-Border Drayage And US Security January…