Posts tagged with ‘Cross-border’

  • Capacity Services
    2018 Capacity Series: Combating the Capacity Crunch for Mexico’s Cross Border Shipments

    2018 Capacity Series: Combating the Capacity Crunch for Mexico’s Cross Border Shipments

    - by Transplace

    You could call it the perfect capacity storm, as a number of the same challenges that U.S. domestic shippers are encountering are also impacting cross-border logistics in Mexico. In addition to factors such as the ELD mandate and recent extreme winter weather conditions, the upcoming peak produce shipping season in Mexico is set to put additional pressure on capacity and create unexpected costs for carriers and shippers alike. So, how can cross-border shippers combat some of the challenges currently accumulating in the market?

  • Business - Transportation
    The Canadian Transportation Market: What Shippers Need to Know

    The Canadian Transportation Market: What Shippers Need to Know

    - by Transplace

    By: Brian Ware, VP Marketing, Business Development, Canada

    As the second largest geographical country in the world and the 10th largest economy, Canadian supply chains face different operational challenges than those in the U.S. Recently, I was interviewed by Adrian Gonzalez on Talking Logistics and discussed some of the current trends in the Canadian transportation industry. In this post, I will highlight some of those trends; as well as explain some of the current challenges shippers are facing, ways to reduce supply chain costs and some best practices for improving operations.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of March 12th, 2017

    - by Transplace

    With supply chain operations and logistics, sometimes you just need a little luck of the Irish – especially for those who find themselves transporting Guinness to local pubs during the week of St. Patrick’s Day. Some of the treasures highlighted in this week’s TIP list include the newest FMCSA report and a look at cross-border shipping in light of recent Mexican fuel price volatility. Grab yourself a pint and dive into this week’s TIP List!

  • Business - Transportation
    NAFTA and Mexican Free Trade

    NAFTA and Mexican Free Trade: Aiding Our Neighbor to the South

    - by Transplace

    By: Troy Ryley, Senior Vice President,  Mexico, Transplace

    *Note: A version of this article previously appeared in the Adam Smith Project, a new initiative on trade from the publishers of American Shipper.

    The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and its effect on the United States has been a much-talked-about topic recently, and there exists a desire to either renegotiate or terminate NAFTA and implement additional taxes on goods that are made in Mexico and sold in the U.S. However, this would be an economic mistake for North America.

  • Business - Transportation
    Mexican Fuel Price Hike

    Mexican Fuel Price Hike: What You Need to Know

    - by Transplace

    By: Ben Enriquez, SVP Transportation Services

    In Mexico, the government controls fuel prices, and has done so for many years – and the intent of deregulating the country’s fuel market has been to reflect global fuel pricing conditions. However, in the past three years, the current government has not adjusted diesel prices in accordance with the global standard. In December 2016, the Mexican government announced an increase in diesel prices for this January. Many had thought that it would be a small increase, but on January 1, the price of diesel went up a whopping 13% – 20% (depending on the region).

  • Miscellaneous
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Is Your Transportation Network a Nightmare? – The Top 10 Things Keeping Supply Chain Professionals up at Night

    - by Transplace

    Halloween is a time for ghosts and goblins, pumpkins and candy corn, fun and festivities. But for many supply chain and logistics professionals, sometimes the transportation network is far from a treat – in fact, it can get seriously tricky. As we head into the end of the year, we wanted to take a look at some of the things that may be keeping supply chain professionals feeling uneasy – and carve up some possible solutions to these tangled scenarios. Check out the list below for what may be haunting your supply chain!

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of August 28th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer with picnics and barbecues galore, but there’s still plenty of work to be done year-round when it comes to improving transportation efficiency and safety. This week, our TIP List highlights the U.S. trucking market, cross-border trade, some key tech trends that are shaping global logistics and much more!

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of June 26th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    In anticipation of the Fourth of July, our TIP List celebrates transportation trends making an impact near and far. New drone rules from the FAA and the U.K.’s ‘Brexit’ vote to increasing NAFTA trade growth – the transportation industry is bursting with exciting new developments.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of June 19th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    This week marked both the first official day of summer and the longest day of the year. And as summer sizzles, there’s no shortage of hot topics in the transportation and supply chain industry. Our TIP List this week takes a cool look at burning issues such as the ELD mandate, intermodal rail investments and oil prices. Read on to see what trends are heating up!

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of June 5th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    It seems to be next to impossible to score a ticket to a Broadway performance of Hamilton, which boasts a record-setting number of nominations at this weekend’s Tony Awards. But don’t worry – you’ve got a front-row seat to our TIP List every week! This week’s star-studded list includes new developments to the ELD lawsuit, rising Mexican container trade and some new innovations in packaging. Read on for all the details!

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