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Cross Border Freight Shipping Blog

November 7, 2019
Nearshoring vs Offshoring: Key Differences and Similarities

Nearshoring and offshoring might sound similar in principle - and they are - but there are profound differences in practice. Knowing about these differences can benefit your business enormously and help you develop a strategic approach to international operations while managing costs. What’s interesting about offshoring and nearshoring is that they both offer companies substantial […]

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August 16, 2019
Shipping Vegetables from Mexico to USA

Shipping vegetables from Mexico to the USA is a huge endeavor, and it continues to get more profitable. The USA is the largest importer of Mexican produce, since it relies on the warm Mexican climate to make many different vegetables available all year long. In fact, 60% of all Mexican agricultural exports go to the […]

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August 15, 2019
A Guide on Shipping Freight to Mexico

With $300 billion in goods and services exported by the United States to Mexico in 2018, shipping freight to Mexico is worth a lot of money. It’s possible you don’t have much experience in shipping freight to Mexico or want to make sure the process works when the time comes. Knowing about shipping freight to […]

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August 15, 2019
Benefits of Manufacturing in Mexico

Manufacturing in Mexico has grown in popularity thanks to global factors and a number of important benefits for businesses. Ongoing trade wars and global conflict have caused many businesses to move or consider moving manufacturing elsewhere. Mexico has emerged as a popular destination for a variety of reasons. Businesses should be aware of these benefits […]

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August 15, 2019
What are Maquiladoras and Where Are They Located?

What are maquiladoras? If you run any business that sells manufactured products, you’ve probably heard about this term and how it can be useful to you. Also known as maquilas, these assembly plants are a great asset to companies located in a country outside of Mexico. They provide many business incentives that the company could […]

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August 15, 2019
Shipping Hazardous Materials to Mexico: What You Need to Know

Shipping hazardous materials to Mexico can be a complicated process since there are many organizations involved with the regulation of dangerous goods and their transportation. If you’re new to the process, it can certainly be more than a little overwhelming.  If you’re interested in shipping hazardous materials to Mexico, then you’re going to need to […]

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August 15, 2019
The Ins and Outs of Shipping Textiles to Mexico

Shipping textiles to Mexico is a big business. In 2017 alone, the U.S. shipped $4.13 billion worth of textiles into Mexico! However, even though the two countries share a land border, shipping between them is not as easy as it might seem. Without a solid understanding of the trade agreements and customs regulations, you could […]

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August 15, 2019
Shipping Avocados from Mexico to the United States

Knowing about shipping avocados from Mexico is crucial to service a U.S. market hungry for the green produce. Learning more about avocados themselves, the way to transport them and the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) regulations will make shipping avocados from Mexico an easier process and get them into the marketplace looking and tasting […]

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August 15, 2019
Shipping Medical Devices From Mexico

If you’re interested in shipping medical devices from Mexico, then you probably know that the process is highly regulated. However, you may not know that importers ship from Mexico into the U.S. all the time. In fact, a lot of the manufacturing companies in Mexico are actually American owned, so regular transport across the border […]

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August 15, 2019
Electronics Manufacturing in Mexico

Electronics manufacturing in Mexico has boomed since the turn of the twenty-first century, leading to a shift in the country's trading relationships and domestic production. To say that Mexico has been effective in attracting major international electronics companies would be an understatement.  It is a major hub for electronics manufacturing in Mexico these days. Leading […]

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August 15, 2019
How to Find Manufacturers in Mexico

You’ve decided that Mexico is where you want to manufacture your products, but now you need to find manufacturers in Mexico. This is a decision that should not be taken lightly. The right decision can increase efficiency, lower costs, and boost profits. Making the wrong choice can have negative effects on the opposite end of […]

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August 15, 2019
Benefits of Maquiladoras

For manufacturers in the U.S., it’s important to understand the benefits of maquiladoras. Since 1965, maquiladoras have been a major part of manufacturing operations in Mexico. Their unique geographic location along with other key details creates valuable opportunities for manufacturers. In many cases, these opportunities can have a meaningful, positive impact and should be considered.  […]

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August 15, 2019
Mexico to US Heavy Haul

Managing Mexico to US heavy haul shipments can be a stressful process. With so much that could go wrong, it’s understandable if you’re starting to feel the pressure of a complex shipment. Shipping in and out of other countries is complicated enough, but trying to manage an oversized heavy haul shipment can really make things […]

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August 15, 2019
Shipping Shoes to Mexico

If you’re running an eCommerce business, you might be interested in finding out whether shipping shoes to Mexico is a possibility. There are a number of benefits of shipping shoes to Mexico including opening up new avenues of profit. You can expand your business and grow your customer base significantly. You might, however, have heard […]

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August 15, 2019
Cross Border Freight Companies: What to Look For

You’ve got a factory or warehouse full of product and need to get it from the United States into Mexico. But you’re not sure what to look for when it comes to cross border freight companies. This crucial decision can affect your profitability and it’s important to pinpoint your exact needs.  When shipping freight between […]

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August 14, 2019
Maquiladora Tax Benefits

Mexican maquiladoras have been open to U.S. companies since the mid-1960s. The major advantage of owning a maquiladora? The maquiladora tax benefits. Those, coupled with cheaper labor costs and quicker delivery, are reasons you should consider setting up a maquiladora in Mexico for your business. Thanks to legislation like the IMMEX program and NAFTA, maquiladoras […]

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August 14, 2019
A Guide To Shipping Tomatoes From Mexico

The crop has grown and you’re ready to turn all those meticulously grown tomatoes into hard-earned money. But shipping tomatoes from Mexico takes some careful planning to ensure the best-looking, tastiest product reaches the stores. Transporting your tomatoes incorrectly could make the final product less attractive or, worse, cause them to be damaged or rot. […]

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