The Borderless Solution

Faster and Easier LTL CAN-US-MX Services

More often than desired, companies are facing delays at the US/MEX Border, most of the time is due Border Clearance. Well, there is a Borderless Solution it might fit your needs.

 

This Borderless Solution allows you to relax on the following items:

  • Mexican Border Delays;
  • Transfers;
  • Documents;
  • Government Compliance;
  • Border Clearance.

It will ensure these items are in order and will provide you with scheduled consolidates LTL and Ad Hoc FTL Road Feeder services to and from airports of Mexico.

 

Picture this?

Your cargo is ready, 3 pallets that you need to schedule it; it goes to Mexico City… Before you know, you are dealing with SLI, AES, making arrangements, multiple emails for your customer in Mexico… NO NEED!

With this Borderless Solutions, you just need to email your general instructions along with your commercial invoices and packing list. Then your three pallets will arrive within an average of 5 days to Mexico City from your location.

You won’t even expect to bear with common border delays because of the customs agent of your customer or any other event. Don’t you hate not having a certainty of the transit time?

 

How do this work?

It is a combination of bonded and domestic trucking services that prevent delays, paperwork hassles, it is the promise of a cross-border LTL service in North America.

It is a combination of expertise, knowledge, innovation, technology and key partnerships.

It is a combination of the real advantages of the standard truckload delivery methods between Mexico, Canada, and the United States.

It is cutting the paperwork and the delays at the borders, providing door-to-door service in one invoice, taking full responsibility of the entire route and do it all in transit times no one ever believed possible while keeping cost in control.

It is a combination of customs brokerage services with transportation services, along with bilingual staff professionals, well-trained and certified for freight handling.

 

Benefits?

Other than mentioned, this Borderless Solution can help you expanding your business across the border, getting your product close to your customer with fewer delays, quicker and keeping cost in control.

  • Certainly, in the transportation charges all the way though destination
  • Door-to door pick-up and delivery service
  • One waybill per pallet
  • No clearance at border
  • Direct trailers
  • Regularly scheduled departures: 3 to 5 departures a week
  • Terminals in West Coast and South Central US
  • Bonded USA and Mexico
  • C-TPAT certified, gps, team drivers, tolls roads
  • Internet tracking
  • Physical proof of delivery
  • Electronic signature and delivery confirmation
  • Loss insurance options
  • Shorter transit times
  • Reduction in coordination fees
  • Working with only one trucking company
  • Average savings range from 10 to 20% compare with airfreight

 

Here is a costing example for you to see:

3 Pallets Class 85 1800 lbs. ex Chicagoland , IL to Mexico City Airport

Standard LTL

Borderless LTL

Air Freight

US Transit Time

2-3

2-3

3-4

Border Waiting Time

2-3

0

0

MX Transit Time

2-3

2-3

0

Overall Transit Time

6-9 days 4-6 days

3-4 day

Cost

$621

$757

$1,800

Often faster than Air Service with significant cost savings!

 

Are you still wondering if this is the right solution for you?
Contact us now to provide your routes, volume, needs, and requirements. We will then present an optimized custom proposal for your organization.

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.

Border crossing to Mexico Steps Made Simple

Trade across borders between the US, Canada, and Mexico has been done even before the North America Free Trade Agreement existed. Nowadays, NAFTA enables the border crossing process be faster and simpler.

 

The border crossing process breaks down into the following 7 steps:

  1. The US carrier picks up the load at the US shipper’s facilities.
  2. The US carrier arrives at the border and drops off the at the US Customs Agent’s yard.
  3. The US agent inspects and validates the load description and details and dispatches it for clearance.
  4. The Mexican agent does the import clearance and coordinates the border crossing.
    ** Make sure the payment of taxes, fees, and duties were made in advance to the customs broker in order to perform clearance and border crossing
  5. The Mexican customs may inspect the load and then release it. Selection of loads for inspection is done randomly based on a stop light system.
  6. The Mexican carrier receives the load from transfer and dispatches the truck to final destination.
    **Not applicable in direct shipments.
  7. The Mexican carrier delivers at final destination in Mexico.