Posts tagged with ‘Cross-border’

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of March 27th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    As the weather gets warmer, many celebrate the beginning of April by playing a fun practical joke or two on friends, family members and coworkers. And as you may be preparing some pranks to play for April Fools’ Day, we’ve prepared a list of the current important transportation and supply chain trends. This week’s TIP List is no joke!

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    How the Mexican Peso Is Impacting Cross-Border Transportation

    - by Transplace

    The devaluation of the Mexican peso over the past two years has been rather extreme. Two years ago, one U.S. dollar was worth about 13.5 pesos, and today it’s worth about 18. As a result of this severe drop in value, U.S. goods have become very expensive for Mexicans, and Mexican goods have become cheap for Americans. In fact, many markets across the globe have become cheaper as the dollar has gotten stronger – making these markets, including Mexico, more attractive for U.S. companies.

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

    Expanded Eagle Premium Service Delivers Intermodal Opportunities

    - by Transplace

    Union Pacific, in conjunction with Ferrocarril Mexicano (FXE), has recently introduced expanded service on the Eagle Premium rail line and now offers new routes connecting the city of Silao in central Mexico to Chicago and Memphis. As a direct result of this service expansion, central Mexico is now bridged with the Midwest, Canada and the Southeast – opening up a number of new and exciting possibilities for shippers and offering them extensive benefits.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of November 15th, 2015

    - by Transplace

    Much is up in the air and on the precipice of transformation in today’s transportation and supply chain industry. From the extended funding provided by the newest highway bill, to the Trans Pacific Partnership and the continuing development of the international supply chain, things in this industry are certainly on the move. Well, except for the many ships currently waiting in the Panama Canal –unfortunately, they seem to be a bit stuck!

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of October 18th, 2015

    - by Transplace

    As we’re nearing the end of October, we are getting closer to baseball’s biggest games of the year. Have you been following the exciting journey to the MLB World Series? We certainly have, and our newest TIP List gathers up its own series of important topics, including the recent trucking boom, the rise of intermodal and why the U.S. infrastructure needs a serious overhaul. This week’s list knocks it out of the park with the trends you need to know.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of October 11th, 2015

    - by Transplace

    The central thread of this week’s transportation TIP list is a big one: expansion. With developments such as the Pacific Trade Deal, intermodal expansion in Texas and the exodus of manufacturers out of China, many in the industry are expecting large gains from a number of new avenues. Check out our sizable list below to see what’s trending!

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

    Growth and Improvements in the Mexico Rail Network

    - by Transplace

    Twenty years ago, there was only one railroad in Mexico, which was run by a public agency and broken into three regional classes. At that time, there needed to be tremendous improvements to rail service, engines and cars, and to key infrastructure such as bridges and tracks. Then in 1995, the Mexican government announced that a railroad privatization project would begin.

    The private railroad companies that now manage the railroad lines currently have a 50-year concession from the federal government to operate them (while the land that the railroads operate on is still government property). With the private sector’s takeover of railroad operations, dedicated investments started to make real improvements to the entire system. And to date, over 5 Billion U.S. dollars from these private companies have been invested into the Mexican rail system.

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

    Shipper Symposium 2015 – Day 2 Recap

    - by Transplace

    The 13th annual Shipper Symposium was in full swing on Day 2, getting started with a business update on Supply Chain Consulting from Brooks Bentz. Brooks discussed his goal of building the strongest possible group of supply chain professionals, while keeping in mind that, “consulting is a team sport!” He highlighted how changes in the market are constantly occurring, and since shippers and carriers live in a state of permanent volatility, they need to be very agile as well as responsive. His final thought stressed amping up technology and emphasized how utilizing data and information is truly critical to meet today’s market needs.

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

    Peak Season in Mexico: Is It Time to Rethink Your Shipping Strategies?

    - by Transplace

    Last year, the imbalance in trade between the U.S. and Mexico left shippers scrambling to find truck and rail capacity as carriers were forced to reposition empty equipment in order to meet the demand – resulting in the worst capacity shortage the market had experienced in a decade. And already in 2015, the normal pools for equipment that accrue in Mexico during the off season have yet to appear, so capacity remains tight for a number of key reasons. Additionally, there has been a devaluation of the Mexican peso in the last few months due in large part to the drop in the price of oil, which is increasing the effects of these issues even more.

  • Capacity Services

    Important Topics Facing Mexico Today: Part 2 – Transportation and Logistics

    - by Transplace

    Part two of this series discusses how some important Mexican economic topics are impacting the transportation and logistics industry, and how they’re directly affecting companies doing business there today. Here’s what’s going in the current market, how it’s going to affect both shippers and carriers alike and what to expect in the coming years:

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