Laredo Contingency Update

10 days after the border zone of Laredo, TX and Nuevo Laredo, TAMPS in Mexico was hit by a destructive storm on May 21, causing significant damages and the temporary closing of both customs facilities (Bridge III / World Trade Bridge), authorities (CBP/SAT) have now issued an update on the resumption of the processing of the following modes of commercial traffic through these customs:

Imports (Mexico to the U.S.A.)
7 a.m. to midnight or beyond until last queued truck processed.

 

Modes processed:

  • Empties (tractors and trailers) and including automotive racks in empty trailers which are considered items of international commerce
  • FAST and C-TPAT certified companies
  • Informal Entries
  • Agriculture (perishables)
  • Automotive products
  • FDA-regulated products: FDA will monitor these shipments electronically and place holds as deemed necessary to coordinate further inspection
  • Machinery

 

Exports (U.S.A. to Mexico)
7 a.m. to midnight or beyond until last queued truck processed

All modes of commercial traffic processed

Additionally, commercial traffic is being directed from World Trade Bridge to Colombia-Solidarity Bridge as a contingency measure which was communicated by a trade bulletin to bridge users on May 21. It is important to mention that CBP and Mexican Customs operations at Colombia-Solidarity Bridge are in good working order, unaffected by the storm. Traffic flows in the following lanes and hours of operation:

 

For exports from Mexico to Laredo: Lanes 3,4, and wide loads for Colombia, Lanes 4 and 5.

7 a.m. to midnight (or beyond until last queued truck processed)

*All modes of commercial traffic processed

 

For imports to Mexico arriving from Laredo: Lanes 1, 2 and 3, for Colombia, lanes 4 and 5.

7 a.m. to midnight or beyond until last queued truck is processed

*All modes of commercial traffic processed

 

BP strongly encourages the international trade community to maximize the use of early morning hours, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., since during these hours there is minimal traffic.

 

EP America is committed to keeping our customers and partners updated on this situation in order to ensure shipments in route are managed efficiently.

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